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The Department of Education warns the public against an impostor pretending to be Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro soliciting financial assistance for DepEd projects.
A man claiming that he is Secretary Luistro has asked some colleges and universities as well as private businesses for at least P10,000 in donation to be deposited to the account of his secretary, Ms. Ester Avilla at Landbank Batangas account # 0277166445 or via Cebuana Lhuillier c/o Ester C. Corpuz or Jaime Jacob.
The caller uses cellphone numbers 0926-7144527, 0926-7144543 and 0927-7110047.
Any similar incident of illegal solicitation should be disregarded or promptly reported to DepEd at phone number 6316033.
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The Department of Education holds for the first time a recognition ceremony for local government units that have made very significant contribution in classroom construction and other critical support to public education.
The event that gives due recognition to 23 governors and 104 mayors was held today at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said this is a milestone because it is the first time that DepEd is honoring not just a few but more than 100 LGU executives for their remarkable contribution in narrowing down education resource gaps.
“We are very thankful for the continuing enthusiastic response of the LGUs in our call for them to invest in education,” added Luistro.
The LGU-initiated projects completed in the years 2011 and 2012 are estimated to cost over P9.4 billion. Over 5,000 classrooms were built.
Classroom shortage is a perennial problem in the public school system because of the increasing number of students which is estimated to be at least a million each year.
Aside from the LGUs, DepEd is enlisting the support of individuals and private corporations to donate to public schools through the Adopt-A-School program in exchange for tax credits.
Aside from classrooms, other resources which can be donated to public schools are information-communication technology support, textbooks, school furniture, internet connectivity, audio-visual equipment and sponsorship for teachers’ training.
The Department of Education released new guidelines in choosing honor pupils and students from Grades 1 to 10 following the reforms introduced under the K to 12 Basic Education curriculum.
Based on DepEd Order No 74 series of 2012, candidates for honors in Grades 1 to 10 shall be drawn from the top ten students at the advanced level. They must not have a final grade lower than 85 (proficient level) and they should have no grade at developing level (75-79) in any quarter.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC added that to determine the top ten, pupils/students shall be ranked using the 7-3 point scheme. The 7 points are for academic performance while the three points are for co-curricular activities.
“We have to put weight on other activities that are not academic in nature as part of school nurturing that focuses on other aspects of a child’s total development,” Luistro explained.
All candidates for honors must be of good moral character and have not been subjected to any disciplinary action within the current school year. Achievements in specific academic disciplines such as Math, Science, English and in curricular areas such as sports, arts and campus journalism, shall also be given recognition.
Under the enhanced K to 12 curriculum, the learning areas in elementary are Mother Tongue, Filipino, English, Mathematics, Araling Panlipunan, Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao and Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH). For high school, the subjects are Filipino, English, Mathematics, Science, Araling Panlipunan, CP-Technology and Livelihood Education, Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao and MAPEH.
The new grading system uses descriptive remarks and is more illustrative of the proficiency level of students.
Under the new grading system, students are assessed based on the level of proficiency starting with Beginning (whose numerical equivalent is 74% and below), Developing (75%-79%), Approaching Proficiency (80% to 84%), Proficient (85-89%) and Advanced (90% and above).
The guidelines are implemented starting school year 2012-2013 for Grades 1 and 7.
The existing DepEd Order No. 92 s. 2009 shall still apply in selecting honor pupils in Grades 2 to 6 in the elementary level and Second year to Fourth year in the secondary level.
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The Department of Education has come up with an additional list of participating schools modeling Senior High School (SHS) – part of the government initiative to identify best practices in the implementation of Grades 11 and 12 under the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
“We have here a longer list of schools piloting the SHS modeling program from where we can draw learning prior to the full implementation of K to 12 in 2016. The insights we will gather will be very instrumental in ensuring a seamless transition from the current system,” explained Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.
Schools which are piloting SHS for school year 2012-2013 are as follows: Pinagtongulan National High School in Batangas, Sangley Point NHS in Cavite, Bacolod City NHS in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental NHS, Sum-ag NHS in Bacolod City, Palo NHS in Leyte, Bukidnon NHS and Notre Dame Village NHS in Cotabato City. These schools are categorized under general public high school.
Under the public tech-voc high school category, the participating schools are Rizal Experimental Station & Pilot School for Cottage Industries in Pasig City, Don Alejandro Roces Science & Technology HS in Quezon City, Bukig National Agricultural & Technical School in Aparri, Angeles City National Trade School in Pampanga, Bataan School of Fisheries, Balagtas National Agricultural HS in Bulacan, San Pedro Relocation Center NHS in Laguna, Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial School in Silay City, Subangdaku Tech-Voc HS in Mandaue, Cebu, Merida Vocational School in Leyte, Rogongon Agricultural HS in Iligan City, Opol National School for Arts & Trades in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City School of Fisheries and Tagum National Trade School in Davao.
Also in the list are higher education institutions that include the University of Makati, the Manila Central University in Caloocan City, Consortium of Don Bosco/TVET Center, Manila Times College and Asia Pacific College, also in Makati City, Ateneo de Naga University, Philippine Women’s College of Davao City and Davao Doctor’s College.
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17th to 18th November 2012
Contact person: Dr. D. K. Harika
International Conference on Literature, Management and Education (ICLME’2012) aimed at presenting current research being carried out in that area and scheduled to be held November 17-18, 2012 at Manila (Philippines).
Organized by: Planetary Scientific Research Centre
11th to 13th December 2012
Contact person: Pierangelo B. Alejo
The 2012 International Conference will cover the diverse dimensions and components of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and build on the outcomes and discussions of the RIO+20 UN Conference.
Organized by: SEAMEO INNOTECH
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 31st July 2012
9th to 11th October 2012
Pasig City, Ortigas Center, Philippines
Contact person: Christine Salazar
The theme for CELAO & PACLAS 2012, Strengthening Exchanges across the Pacific has as its overarching object the rich potential and actual cooperation among the countries of Asia and Latin America.
Organized by: Consejo de Estudios Latinoamericanos de Asia y de Oceanfa (CELAO) and the Philippine Academic Consortium of Latin American Studies (PACLAS)
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th January 2012
Last September 10, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro divulged that DepEd is in the process of crafting an exchange program with Chile to allow Filipino public and private school teachers to “build up on” their competencies in the Spanish language.
Luistro also said there were currently ONLY 318 Spanish-trained basic education teachers in the country.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
NAGTIPUNAN, QUIRINO — Minda Bayangan who hails from Ifugao and Mountain Province uses Ilocano and Tagalog in teaching Agta kinder with the aid of her pupils. Half of the 20 Kinder 1 Agta pupils enrolled in Djoryong Elementary School who speak Ilocano and Tagalog translate words in the Agta language to their classmates who only speak their native Agta dialect. The newly opened Grade 6 level for school year 2012 adds up to 82 pupils from Kinder 1 to Grade 6 since the school was established 10 years ago.
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