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New York’s rich and famous ‘hothouse’ children to best schools

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The pursuit of educational excellence is so competitive in New York that some babies are given personal tuition in French and Chinese, and four-year-olds are hothoused for the best schools.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

12 storytellers enter Read-Along semis

INQUIRER president Sandy Prieto-Romualdez hands a Guyito doll, the paper’s mascot, to a young student of Miriam College during the recent Read-Along caravan. AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Twelve young storytellers made it to the semi-finals of this year’s Inquirer Read-Along Festival Storytelling Contest after an elimination round held on Saturday at the Inquirer main office in Makati.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Formula to beat back-to-school money woes

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Antonio C. Moncupa, Jr.

It’s school opening time again. To many parents and guardians, it is not necessarily a most pleasant time. Some of us would have borrowed or used up what little savings we have for tuition. And yet, the start of classes will force open our wallets wider still. There are books and school materials to be bought, clothes, school bus and many more. That the rains had started, albeit still intermittent, just add to the gloom of the times.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Women respond to bishops’ call for ‘circles of discernment’; UST BS Chem ’63 holds reunion


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When six prominent women formed a “circle of discernment” in response to the call of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in no time they gathered 100 women from La Strada Parish and other parishes to attend the the talk of Archbishop Antonio Ledesma on natural family planning.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Design with a difference: Parsons school comes to Paris

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From Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang, star alumni of New York’s Parsons design school have long made inroads in Paris. But now the faculty is going a step further, opening a full-fledged branch in the fashion capital.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lasallian heroes of a different breed

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De La Salle University (DLSU) is without a doubt one of the top schools to be enrolled in when yearning for higher education.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

Top school principals get their due

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“Education is a business of change.” That’s the reminder of Zenaida S. Peñafuerte, principal of Rizal Elementary School. Peñafuerte has been a principal for 25 years, and one would think she knows everything there is to know in running a school. She said experience is key, but one should always be open to change.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Homeschooling gains traction among US families

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Teaching aids, exercise books, bills and a daily schedule rest on the desk of homeschooling mother Lisa Dean's desk in the family home in Columbia, Maryland on June 17, 2009. AFP FILE PHOTO

For a small but growing number of young Americans, the living room is the classroom when it comes to the “three R’s” of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Teachers play truant in India’s schools

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Adam PlowrightIn a picture taken on August 30, 2012, Indian school children sit on the floor during classes at a government school in Bagpath district in Uttar Pradesh. On any given day in a state primary school in India, up to one in four teachers is missing. The cost for a country that sees its young population as its ticket to superpower status is huge.  AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

On any given day in a state primary school in India, up to one in four teachers is missing. The cost for a country that sees its young population as its ticket to superpower status is huge.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Back to school, back to style

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“I always mix and match. The weather, however, dictates my outfit for the day. I have to make sure na lagi akong presko.”

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in 2BU | Read More »

A long fight begins to save Philippine languages

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Arnel Valencia felt humiliated at school when he was barred from using the language he spoke at home, part of a decades-long pattern of linguistic destruction across the Philippines.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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