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The Learning

In this surprising and moving documentary, filmmaker Ramona Diaz (director of Imelda) tells a little-known story of public school teachers recruited from the Philippines to assume hard-to-fill teaching posts in American schools. Following her Filipina protagonists to their new country and into the classroom, Diaz renders a powerful group Read more »

Pinoy kids now required to pass kindergarten

Filipino children are now required to finish kindergarten before they are allowed to enrol in Grade 1 in public schools. The House of Representatives has approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill 3826 institutionalizing kindergarten education for Filipinos 5 years old and above who want to study in Read more »

Palengkswela: Bringing the school to the public market

By Claire Delfin – Most Filipino kids are in bed by 9:00 p.m. However, for 12-year-old Ian Mejido, his day is just beginning at that hour.

Private schools also want homework ban, says DepEd chief

By Kimberly Jane T. Tan – Private schools are also supporting a Department of Education (DepEd) memorandum prohibiting public elementary school teachers from giving their pupils homework to do over the weekend, Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro said Monday.

How to spark your child's love for Filipino

By Jose Claro – What do you call a person who speaks two languages? A bilingual. How about someone who speaks three languages? Naturally, a trilingual. But what about someone who speaks only one language? An American.

DepEd chief backs 12-year education cycle

Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday said he is giving his full support to President Benigno Aquino III’s plan to add 2 more years to the country’s basic education cycle.