Filling the learning gaps in school system during the pandemic
Manila Bulletin|March 6, 2021
The Department of Education (DepEd) announced early this week that it would extend the school year to July 10 to enable teachers to conduct “intervention and remediation activities” on March 1-12 “to address learning gaps” and give them additional time for the different learning modalities. They would attend on March 15-19 a professional development program organized by the school or other DepEd unit.

Last Wednesday, however, the department withdrew the plan following objections that it would shorten the summer vacation to only two weeks. We hope, however, that the DepEd will continue with its plan to address the “learning gaps“ that have been attributed to the cancellation of face-to-face classes and substantial loss of live student contact with teachers.

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