EU awards 65 Filipinos with Erasmus+ scholarships »

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-five Filipino students will be heading to Europe after winning scholarships under the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program. Erasmus+ is EU’s mobility and scholarship program that allows students to pursue their MA and Ph.D. studies in more than one EU member state “giving them the opportunity to benefit from the academic expertise and culture […]

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Innovation in education through the pandemic »

Written by: Ruel S. De Vera School is an integral part of the rhythm of Filipino life. The entire year is often planned by families based on when school opens and ends, and the students plan their future based on the subjects they are taking. So when the COVID-19 pandemic caused the largest disruption in […]

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Tolentino: Let limited face-to-face classes resume in low-risk island provinces »

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday pushed for the resumption of limited face-to-face classes for the upcoming school year in island provinces where there is a low COVID-19 risk. Since the vaccination of teachers has already commenced, the national government should explore the possibility of allowing the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes in […]

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New school year opens on Sept. 13 »

Classes in public schools for the incoming school year will officially begin on Sept. 13. “The Department of Education (DepEd) announces that President Duterte has approved Sept. 13, 2021, as opening date for school year 2021-2022,” the DepEd said in a statement on Friday. The final date was among the options given to the President […]

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USAID donates P12 M equipment to DepEd’s ALS e-Skwela centers »

  MANILA, Philippines — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated P12 million worth of distance learning equipment to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Alternative Learning System (ALS) e-Skwela Learning Centers.  According to the USAID, the equipment will aid ALS teachers and coordinators in the field who provide inclusive education to the country’s […]

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WB apologizes for PH education report; ADBI echoes findings »

Acquiescing to the demand of two senior members of President Duterte’s Cabinet, the World Bank (WB) has publicly apologized for the publication of its report highlighting the sorry state of Philippine education. But the Washington-based multilateral lender did not retract its findings that indicated “a crisis in education” and that are based on the latest […]

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DepEd acknowledges World Bank’s apology over report on PH education »

The DepEd acknowledged World Bank’s apology for the early publication of its assessment in the country’s state of education.

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Solon: DepEd should be ‘ashamed,’ not demand apology, over World Bank report »

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) should be “ashamed,” and not demand for an apology, over the World Bank report which states that Filipino students “do not know what they should know in school,” a party-list lawmaker said Tuesday. ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro said DepEd, as well as President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, […]

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