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During the transition period when there will be fewer or no freshmen in college, college teachers who have master’s degrees will be eligible for Commission on Higher Education (CHED) scholarships to take up doctoral studies here or abroad.
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What do we do with the 2,796 permanent and 10,119 non-permanent college teachers (a total of 12, 915) who will be potentially displaced by the K to 12 reform?
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There are three courses on the Filipino language in Senior High School (SHS).
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To appreciate the complexity of the curriculum for the Filipino language in K to 12, we have to refer to two documents of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED): Resolution No. 298-2011 and CMO 54, series of 2007.
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This continues the narration of the story of CMO 20, series of 2013.
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Last Monday (April 20), the Department of Education (DepEd) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), institutionalizing the use of Dual Training as a mode of delivery of instruction in Senior High School (SHS).
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Last Saturday, the members of the 1965 graduating class of the University of the Philippines celebrated their Golden Jubilee. Here is my personal recollection of the early sixties in Diliman.
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In 2010, President Noynoy Aquino convened a Steering Committee for K to 12. He assigned the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to co-chair the Committee.
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Spiraling in the K to 12 curriculum simply means that a particular learning area or discipline is taught starting in Kindergarten and gradually enhanced until the student masters it by Grade 12.
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The provision in the K to 12 Law (RA 10533) that mandates the use of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction until Grade 3 (and, if you are reading the law literally, until Grade 6) has overshadowed the roles of Filipino and English in the lower grades.
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The idea of changing the set of subjects all students in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) should take can be traced back to 1996, when then Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Commissioner Mona D. Valisno asked Cynthia Bautista (then with the University of the Philippines and not yet a CHED Commissioner), Edna Zapanta Manlapaz (then not yet retired from Ateneo de Manila University), and myself to study and propose a new General Education Cu...
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To fully understand the article by Yvonne T. Chua for Vera Files on the failure of the Philippines to meet the goals of Education for All (EFA), we must compare the draft report “Education for All 2015 National Review” prepared by the Department of Education (DepEd) to previous related documents, such as the 10-year EFA Philippine Plan of Action (1991-2000) and the Philippine EFA 2015 National Action Plan.
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Former Philippine Undersecretary of Education ISAGANI R. CRUZ (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is the president of The Manila Times College and a Governor of the National Book Development Board.  He belongs to the Hall of Fame of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature and is one of the 2010 Outstanding Filipinos (TOFIL).  He writes for Philippine Star, Pilipino Mirror, and China Daily.

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