Education

US students score poorly on national arts and music exam

WASHINGTON –When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across …

Wall says court ruling on funding for Catholic schools can’t stand

REGINA –Saskatchewan will look at all the options after a court ruling said the province can’t provide Catholic schools funding for students who aren’t Catholic, says Premier Brad Wall. “This simply cannot stand,” Wall said Monday. “Consider the implications here. If this has to be implemented by June of 2018, in that subsequent fall, you …

College scholarships for deserving indigent residents of QC

MANILA–Around 300 deserving indigent high school graduates from underserved communities in Quezon City will receive college scholarships from the city government under a program rolled out by Mayor Herbert Bautista. Rod Torres, coordinator of the School Youth Development Program on Thursday said qualified students will receive a total of PHP5,500 covering tuition and allowance every …

DepEd, STI relaunch IT Mobile School

MANILA–The Department of Education (DepEd) and STI Foundation have re-launched the STI Mobile School in an effort to make education accessible to all. “There is a saying that ‘If Muhammad does not go to the mountain, then the mountain goes to Muhammad.’ And so if the child does not go to school, then the school …

Scientists, academe push for ‘blue economy’

CEBU CITY–The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and some members of the academe are pushing for a “blue economy” for the country. “Blue economy”, as compared to “green economy”, focuses on seas and oceans, and emphasizes on the sustainable management of marine resources. NAST acting president, Fabian Dayrit, said the Philippines is among …

Trudeau, take up Yousafzai’s challenge for leadership on education: Ambrose

OTTAWA—Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai’s call to put advancing girls’ education at the heart of Canada’s turn at the helm of the G7. Ambrose met with the 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner and newly minted honorary Canadian citizen Wednesday after she used a speech …

UBC students create wearable overdose detector to combat opioid death crisis

VANCOUVER –A group of students at the University of British Columbia have turned to technology in an effort to address the opioid crisis by creating a wearable device they say can detect an overdose. The six engineering, medical and design students wanted to focus on people who could overdose indoors, where others can’t see or …

Ont. government asks schools to take down controversial Motherisk flyers

TORONTO –The provincial government is asking schools to take down posters about the Motherisk Commission, after the province’s Children and Youth Advocate warned they could be damaging to kids involved with Children’s Aid Societies. Irwin Elman spoke out with concerns about the posters on Wednesday. They publicize the work of the Motherisk Commission, set up …

DepEd to hold training for principals in April

MANILA,–The Department of Education (DepEd) will hold the 36th Principals Training and Development Program Cum National Board Conference of the Philippine Elementary School Principals Association (PESPA) in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental next month. In a text message, the department confirmed that the conference will be held on April 19-21 at the SMX Convention Center in …

SC axes Cavite judge in San Beda hazing case

MANILA–The Supreme Court dismissed from the service a judge of the Cavite Regional Trial Court (RTC) after being found administratively liable for dismissing the case against those involved in the death of San Beda law student Marc Andre Marcos due to hazing in 2012. In an 18-page decision dated Jan. 24 but only released to …

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