Solon questions ample preparations as public schools return to full face-to-face classes 

ELEMENTARY and high school students in public schools are returning to full face-to-face classes on Wednesday after more than two years of online or blended learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a solon representing a teachers’ party-list group said the government has not provided enough support for a safe return to physical classes.       “Face-to-face […]

Bills establishing tech-voc special schools approved by House panel

A JOINED House committee approved on Tuesday bills seeking to create so-called “Meister” schools, which are geared towards training graduates for the needs of industry with a heavy concentration of specialized technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses. House Bill (HB) 652 or the proposed Meister Schools Act, authored by Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. Salceda, hopes to […]

Private school enrollment drops in CV

THE Department of Education (DepEd) Central Visayas has acknowledged a low enrollment turnout in private schools for the school year 2022-2023, citing the parents’ financial difficulties as one of the main reasons for the decline.As of September, only about 200,000 enrollees were listed by private schools in the region, while about 1.8 million were enrolled […]

More school libraries sought 

A CONGRESSMAN at the weekend said the government should resume building school libraries to improve reading comprehension among students.  “We should end the moratorium on building new libraries,” Batangas Rep. Ralph G. Recto said in a statement. “A school without one is like a swimming pool without water.”  The Philippines ranked last among 79 countries […]

Dreaming of power

APPROXIMATELY 18 nautical miles from mainland Cebu, at the northernmost tip of the province, is the small island of Carnaza.The turtle-shaped village of some 3,000 people is a sleepy fishing community in Daanbantayan, a town known for its white sand beaches and vast marine resources.But unlike the other beautiful spots in the bustling municipality, Carnaza […]

CitySavings co-creates safe school environment with VP Sara Duterte through Brigada Eskwela

AS THE country prepared for the gradual resumption of face-to-face (F2F) classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) and its external partners launched Brigada Eskwela 2022, which carried the theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Ligtas na Balik-Aral (A Response to the Challenge of Safe Return to School)” at Imus Pilot Elementary School, Imus, Cavite on Aug. […]

Senator seeks probe of school sex crimes

A SENATOR has filed a resolution seeking to investigate the proliferation of sexual crimes in various schools in the Philippines.   Senator Ana Theresia “Risa” N. Hontiveros-Baraquel under Senate Resolution 168 cited alleged harassment and abuses by teachers at Bacoor National High School in Cavite, St. Theresa’s College in Quezon City and the Philippine High School […]

Thousands of educators, policymakers & technology leaders assemble to discuss the future of education in Thailand

BANGKOK, Aug 25, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – On 14-15 September 2022, EDUtech Thailand ( will once again bring together the entire education ecosystem in Thailand to discuss new strategies, pedagogies, and innovations to bring inspiration in education to all. Over the two days, over 100 expert speakers ( from K-12 Schools and […]

Tell it to SunStar: Peasant families yet to recover from hardships, now faced with cost of face-to-face schooling

As face-to-face classes for School Year 2022-2023 officially started on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, the peasant women families continued to demand safe school reopening and accessible immediate cash assistance from the government.The Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women stressed that the peasant families have not yet recovered […]

Local cybersecurity school to address skills gap

CYBERSCOOL Defcon, Inc., the Philippines’ first cybersecurity school, was launched on Wednesday to address the cybersecurity talent shortage and skills gap in the country. CybersCool is the exclusive Philippine distributor and sole training partner of ThriveDX SaaS Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based cyber-education company with a boot camp syllabus developed around military training methodologies and hands-on […]