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School supplies still necessary —DepEd

Photo by Jan Kahánek on UnsplashThe Department of Education (DepEd) has responded to the queries of parents and guardians as to whether school supplies are still required for the upcoming school year, amid the transition to distance learning. DepEd Undersecretary…

Group urges DepEd for budget flexibility

With classes formally opening on October 5, a group of teachers, parents, learners, and development workers are calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to exercise budget flexibility. The group, Aral Pilipinas, which champions the uninterrupted delivery of education, said…

DepEd calls academic freeze a “shortsighted” solution

Photo: Facebook/DepEd PhilippinesAmid calls for an academic freeze or the suspension of classes, the Department of Education responded by referring to such a move as a “shortsighted” position. In a virtual press briefing, DepEd Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said the education…

DepEd notes steps taken supporting distance learning

Photo: Facebook/DepEd Philippines The Department of Education (DepEd) has noted its various efforts supporting its distance learning initiatives for the 2020-2021 school year. According to DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain del Pascua, the education bureau is taking strides to ensure…

Over 400 schools to cease operations for SY 2020-2021

Photo: Unsplash/Bima Rahmanda 440 private schools among the nation’s total of 14,435 are stopping operations for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, confirmed the Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday. According to DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo, the affected private schools offer…

Teachers’ group calls on DepEd for flexible grading system

Photo: Unsplash/Green Chameleon The Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Philippines (ACT) on Saturday is calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to release its grading system guidelines and to adjust these to be “humane” and “flexible.” In a Facebook post, ACT also…