PRESS RELEASE: DepEd: Nangangailangan pa ng mas maraming guro sa Math at Science

Nangangailangan ang Department of Education (DepEd) ng mas marami pang guro para sa Math at Science, ito ay sa kabila ng mataas na bilang ng mga gurong natanggap para sa K to 12, na pumalo na sa 195,302 sa pagitan ng 2010 at 2016.

“Kailangan pa ng DepEd ng mas maraming guro sa Math at Science. Hindi kami nagtatanggal, kami ay tumatanggap,” ito ang sinabi kamakailan ni Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones sa mga mambabatas sa ginanap na hearing para sa budget ng DepEd sa 2017. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: K to 12 Learners: a Generation of Innovators

PASIG CITY, September 25, 2016 – Tomorrow’s innovators are today’s equipped young minds.

The fast-moving world of technology comes with the manifold challenge of ensuring that quality education is still the best foundation of potential solutions to the country’s pressing social issues.

“Tuwing may sakuna, kasalanan ‘yan ng edukasyon; tuwing may napipiling lider na ayaw natin, kasalanan ‘yan ng edukasyon; kung bakit maraming mahirap sa ating bansa, kasalanan ‘yan ng edukasyon. . . [Pero] ang edukasyon ay hindi lamang responsibilidad ng DepEd, ito ay responsibilidad nating lahat,” Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones emphasized to the audience of Rappler’s Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: DepEd calls for collective push to improve human rights education in k to 12

PASIG CITY, September 22, 2016 – Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones on Tuesday underscored the importance of collaborative effort in improving human rights education under the new K to 12 basic education curriculum.

A day before the 44th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, Briones urged colleagues and stakeholders in the higher academics to support the Department in the responsibility to “extend the net of sources” and lend additional substantive content to different learning materials, especially in writing textbooks. Continue reading