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State of the Nation in Education
Sep03

State of the Nation in Education

By: Anna Oposa In the Philippines, out of 100 students who enter Grade 1, less than half will graduate high school. Anna Oposa features emerging organizations that are working to change these bleak statistics. Lack of financial resources for tuition and materials; shortage of teachers and classrooms; the need to work instead of study, and the list goes on. The future—and present—of the Philippine educational system is looking...

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K-12: A step in the right direction?
Aug28

K-12: A step in the right direction?

The Philippines finally takes the first crucial steps toward education reform. But what will it entail — and will it work? Niña Terol-Zialcita takes the time to hit the books to find out. On June 2012, some 31 million students — a population larger than that of Malaysia — trooped back to school with a new curriculum that is said to put the Philippines firmly on the road to progress. Over two million of them are five-year-olds going to...

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My Kids Are Not Going to School
Aug28

My Kids Are Not Going to School

My Kids Are Not Going to School Not the kind with classrooms and lots of students… By Bo Sanchez   It’s back-to-school season! Parents and kids are scampering to school. Not us. Let me share something shocking with you: our eldest son, Bene, stayed at home during his elementary years. Up until he was in Grade 6, Bene did not go to a regular classroom. He’s a deprived kid!    Check out this list: ·        He never rode a...

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