Education

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 …

Calgary university gets grant for preservation of music collection

CALGARY— The largest music archive in Canada is being preserved at the University of Calgary and contains compilations never heard before from some of this country’s most well-known artists. Universal Music Canada gave the university more than 5,500 boxes full of music and artifacts that document EMI Music Canada’s history from 1949 to 2012. A …

New First Nations school system officially opened in Manitoba

SCANTERBURY, Man. –About 1,700 students from 10 First Nations are part of the new Manitoba First Nations School System. It was officially opened Wednesday on the Brokenhead First Nation. The goal is to offer a curriculum that recognizes and incorporates the identities of First Nations children, like their languages, histories and cultures. Executive director Lorne …

Study: Florida private school choice program sees gains

WASHINGTON — Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study released Wednesday. The findings by the non-partisan Urban Institute stood in contrast with some of the recent studies of similar private school choice …

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 …

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