Education

DepEd reiterates support on teachers’ salary increase

MANILA — In response to the teachers’ group call for salary increase, the Department of Education (DepEd) has reiterated its support on the increase of benefits and salaries of one of the most noble professions in the country. In an interview with the Philippines News Agency, DepEd Assistant Secretary Toni Umali underscored the need for …

Suspension of K-12 program will be counter-productive — Gatchalian

MANILA — Valenzuela City Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian on Tuesday cautioned against suspending the implementation of the K to 12 Program as this will prove to be counter-productive to the future job prospects of the current crop of elementary and high school students. Gatchalian made the statement in reaction to the move by some legislators to …

New Brunswick teacher to take helm of Canadian Teachers’ Federation

BATHURST, N.B. — An elementary school teacher and principal from northern New Brunswick is the new incoming president of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation. Heather Smith of Janeville Elementary School in Bathurst, N.B., beat out two other candidates vying for the top spot during the federation’s annual general meeting on Friday. Smith is a former president …

Kansas won’t release data from reading, math tests

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas won’t be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the state Board of Education decided Tuesday. The board’s decision means there won’t be a report on how students scored overall statewide …

Ferry survivors return to school amid tears, grief

ANSAN, South Korea — As parents of the dead wept, more than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking that killed hundreds of their schoolmates walked in a somber procession Wednesday to their first classes since the April disaster. Some of the 73 students, wearing white and black uniforms and carrying book bags, bowed their …

DepEd announces opening of application for Australia Awards Scholarships

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced the opening of application for Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for January 2015 intake. The scholarship is a long-term development award administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), aimed at helping Australia’s partner countries on their long term development needs. AAS is in line …