Education

Staff hiring continues for Nova Scotia’s expansion of pre primary classes

HALIFAX— Nova Scotia’s Education Department says progress is being made in setting up a promised expansion of pre-primary classes for four-year-olds by the end of September, although there is still no indication of how many early childhood educators have been hired so far by school boards. In an email, the department says pre-primary manager positions …

Mental health classes offered for free in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A new program is bringing Manitobans back to school with lessons in understanding mental health. Enrolment at the new Recovery Education Centre at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Portage La Prairie will start this September. The college-style model is new to Manitoba, free to attend, and open to anyone. …

Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican American studies

PHOENIX — Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima found that the state enacted the ban with discriminatory intent. He had previously upheld most of the law in a civil lawsuit filed by students in …

DepEd-PENS to hold 1st nat’l convention in Baguio

MANILA – The DepEd-PENS (Partnership of Employees and Non-teaching Staff of the Department of Education) will hold its First National Convention and Seminar in Teachers Camp, Baguio City on Aug. 25-27 pursuant to DepEd Advisory No. 106 s. 2017 with the theme “Meeting the challenges and improving services of Non-teaching staff in the era of …

Government plans to re-implement college entrance exam

The government is now planning to revive the National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) to handle the inflow of students in state-funded higher education institutions as President Rodrigo Duterte signed on August 3 a new law that would provide free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs). Republic Act 10931 or the “Universal Access to Quality …

Free computer training benefits close to 10,000 from W. Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Aug 10 — Close to 10,000 Overseas Filipino Workers and their dependents have availed of the free computer training by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) here. In data gathered from OWWA, a total of 9,809 individuals have availed of the Tulay (Bridge) Project since it was launched in this city in April …

UP decides no collection of tuition and other school fees

MANILA, August 8 –University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion has issued a memorandum on Tuesday which provides that no tuition and other school fees shall be collected from Filipino undergraduate students throughout its system. In an announcement posted in its UPDATE Diliman website, it stated that memorandum number PDLC 17-218 was issued “in the …

6k senior high school studes get career, education services

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 8 — Around 6,000 Senior High School (SHS) students here have received free career guidance and other related education services as part of the three-day Gensan Edukasyon Fair 2017. The fair, which opened at the KCC Mall Convention Center on Monday, is part of a national campaign for SHS spearheaded by …

Young Moro professionals educate Tri-People youth on peace-building

DAVAO CITY, July 31 — In their will to cultivate the “Culture of Peace” in the hearts of Mindanaoan youth, three young Moro professionals shared their knowledge and ideas on peace-building among more than a hundred young Christians, Muslims and Indigenous Peoples (Tri-People) delegates of Youth for Peace Movement TALBOS 3rd Regional Youth Leaders Congress …

Mismatch in curricular programs in some ASEAN schools bared

MANILA — A University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Filipino student, elected as the first President of the newly formed Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) University of Student Council, is calling for education leaders in the region to resolve the issue on mismatch of some curricular programs in various colleges and universities in its …

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