June school opening in 2025: DepEd all set to implement it

Jeannette I. Andrade - Reporter / @jiandradeINQ 05/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) plans to open school year 2024-2025 on July 29 and end it on March 31 next year. This would mean that the old school calendar that would begin in…

New DepEd order employs temporary staff to ease teachers’ administrative burden

Kathleen de Villa 01/28/2024

  MANILA, Philippines — A new directive from the Department of Education (DepEd) aims to free up public school teachers for teaching by relieving them of unpaid non-teaching tasks, like report writing and property management. Temporary staff will…

EXPLAINER: Why state universities, colleges will stop accepting senior high

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – State universities and colleges in the country will no longer offer senior high school programs for the upcoming school year 2024-2025. Recently, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) confirmed that operations of senior…

17,000 Grade 11 students at risk of displacement as SHS program faces halt

01/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Over 17,000 Grade 11 students in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs) might face displacement as these institutions follow a Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) directive to halt the…

Empower students to prevent them from being scammed, kidnapped — Rep. Chan

Futch Anthony Inso 08/30/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — House Representative Cindi King-Chan of the Lone District of Lapu-Lapu City has asked the Department of Education and private schools to empower their students to avoid them from being victimized by fraud and…

DepEd forms task force to review K-12 program

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has formed a task force that would review the senior high school program amid efforts to revamp the K-12 curriculum, including making the last two years of basic education voluntary. In…

Schools can call off classes due to heat – DepEd

Dempsey Reyes - Reporter / @dempseyreyesINQ 04/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — As several parts of the country try to cope with the summer heat, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Saturday that school authorities could call off in-person classes to safeguard the health of…

School suicides

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2023

Some 404 basic education students, according to Department of Education (DepEd) figures, committed suicide in academic year 2021-2022. That figure is not small, considering that 2,147 students in the same period did not succeed in doing so.…

Mental health, front and center

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 02/02/2023

I was alerted early in the morning by a concerned former teacher and long-time correspondent, Professor Mamaril, about this newspaper’s front page headlining the student mental health crisis, as reported by the Department of Education (DepEd) at…

Looc brgy chief to 2,000 Paradise fire victims: Leave school, wait for city’s temporary housing

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/26/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The over 2,000 victims of the Sitio Paradise fire have started to leave the Ceasar Cabahug Elementary School where they were temporarily staying for nearly a month or since Nov. 27. Looc Barangay…

FULL FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES: Pardo Elementary School in Cebu City needs more classrooms

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The start of the mandatory five-day in-person classes for students on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, highlighted the lack of classrooms in a school in Cebu City. With a population of almost 5,000 students,…

Let youth create wealth

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 10/18/2022

I used to tell my students not to aspire to get a job after finishing their studies, but to aspire to create jobs. That is, aspire not to be employees but to be employers, as entrepreneurs. Could…

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