Education

Solon wants SUCs to refund fees collected for 2nd sem SY 2017-2018

MANILA — Following the unanimous support of the Senate to his call for the full and immediate implementation of the free college law at the start of the second semester of school year 2017-2018, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino on Tuesday called on state universities and colleges (SUCs) to refund the fees they have collected from …

Gatchalian urges DepEd to prioritize digital literacy

Vice-chairman of the Senate Education Committee Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian on Sunday called the attention of Department of Education (DepEd) to make digital literacy a priority with an aim to produce digital-savvy graduates who can go along with the skills necessary in the modern world. Gatchalian stressed that the government should nurture the “digital communication” and …

University endowment returns bounce back after 2 bad years

BOSTON—Hundreds of U.S. universities made big returns on their financial investment last year, marking an upswing after two sluggish years, according to a new study. The survey of 800 schools found that the value of the average college endowment grew by 12.2 per cent in fiscal year 2017, following average returns of -1.9 per cent …

DepEd cites importance of safe environment for students

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored on Thursday the importance of providing a safe environment for students. This means that teachers should not only nurture the students, but also ensure that their rights are protected from any form of abuse. To further support DepEd Order (DO) No. 40 s. 2012 (Child Protection Policy) and …

Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

ABBEVILLE, La.—The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out. The fallout from Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest Monday night was wide-ranging, with school district officials receiving death …

No complaint filed against Laurier teacher severely chastised by supervisors

A teaching assistant who was chastised for airing a debate clip featuring a controversial professor was disciplined by her supervisors even though no formal complaint was filed, says the president of Wilfrid Laurier University. Deborah MacLatchy said in a statement Monday an independent fact-finder hired by the school found that no formal complaint or informal …

Deped to boost ICT in schools starting 2018

MANILA — To enhance the knowledge, skills of teachers and students, the Department of Education (DepEd) vowed to further improve the information and communications technology (ICT) in schools next year. “We will ensure all schools have computers,” incoming DepEd ICT director Abram Abanil told the Philippine News Agency in an interview. He said DepEd will look into …

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

WASHINGTON—The Education Department is considering narrowing the scope of its civil rights work by no longer looking for systematic discrimination problems in schools across the country when it examines individual complaints. That’s according to a document obtained by The Associated Press showing proposed revisions to the department’s civil rights procedures. Under the Obama administration, when …

DepEd advises public to be wary vs. fake ‘Walang Pasok’ advisory

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday warned the public to be cautious against fake news and fake “WalangPasok” (no classes) advisories. This came after the “WalangPasok Advisory” Facebook page apparently circulated an announcement saying there are no classes on November 23, 24 and 27. When the Philippine News Agency checked the said page, there …

Cordillera Indigenous Peoples education congress set Oct. 23-25

BAGUIO CITY— Indigenous peoples leaders, together with the Department of Education Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) and other stakeholders, will meet for a three-day event in La Trinidad, Benguet to come up with a system that will produce materials  in teaching students the factual and correct information about Cordillerans. Gearaloy Palao-ay, DepEd-CAR public affairs officer, on …