DepEd commends 2014 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher awardees

“Our 2014 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher awardees have dedicated their lives not only in teaching our young learners but also in empowering the communities in which they serve,” Luistro said. He added that they “represent the best during the worst of times—not only during the extraordinary moments but in the daily engagement with students.”

DepEd, Marikina City finalize plans for 6th ASEAN Schools Games

The ASG is an annual sports competition among students of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Apart from providing the youth with opportunities to showcase their sporting talents, the ASG promotes solidarity and fosters cultural exchange among the youth of participating countries. In November 2013, the Philippines hosted a Golf Tournament of the 5th ASEAN Schools Games hosted by Vietnam.

Valenzuela City opens new, state-of-the-art Mathematics and Science public school

This four-storey, twenty-classroom building includes chemistry, biology, physics, and robotics laboratories equipped with six Smart Boards that already have Internet access. The campus is envisioned to be part of the country’s most high-tech and advanced Mathematics and Science schools in the country.

DepEd Learners’ Information System, information for greater access to education

In 2011, the Department of Education initiated the Learners’ Information System (LIS), an online facility that provides for the registration of learners enrolled in public schools. Since its installation, the LIS has allowed the Department to generate the total public school enrolment based on the actual registration of learners.

23K kindergarten students, beneficiaries of Silid Pangarap Classrooms

As the Universal Kindergarten Act pushed through in January 2012, the Department of Education recognized that partnerships were necessary to address the need for classrooms relative to the increase in enrollment of kindergarten students. The AGAPP Foundation responded to this and aided the Department in the construction of new Kindergarten classrooms