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Read more about the latest discussions, proceedings, and developments at the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II).

  • DepEd, PIDS conduct assessment of  MATATAG pilot implementation

    In a Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2)  Sub-Committee on Basic Education meeting held at UP BGC on June 11, 2024, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) presented their initial assessments on the MATATAG K-to-10 pilot implementation.  The MATATAG curriculum was implemented in 35 pilot schools (out of…

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  • Urgent need to invest in quality teacher education – EDCOM 2, World Bank

    “Quality learning is contingent upon quality teaching. If we can spend billions on missiles and submarines, why don’t we spend on this program for teacher education?”, says EDCOM 2 Chairperson on the Sub-committee on Teacher Education Senator Koko Pimentel during an online symposium on teacher education held June 05, 2024.  The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) and…

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  • EDCOM 2, RITQ launch profiling study of teacher education institutions

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    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2), together with the Research Institute for Teacher Quality (RITQ) launched a profiling study of teacher education institutions (TEIs) and teacher educators to identify potential areas for research or policy interventions to enhance teacher educator quality. The quality of pre-service teacher education, which is one of the key…

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  • 1 in 3 Filipino children stunted due to severe underinvestment, inadequate access to high quality childcare services – PIDS-EDCOM2 study

    A study conducted by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) found that inadequate and untimely access to high-quality early childcare and prenatal interventions contribute to the alarming levels of stunting among Filipino children.  The study also found that the severe underinvestment for early childhood care and development, weak institutions, and fragmented governance also hinders…

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  • EDCOM2 to work closely with DSWD to address malnutrition and stunting of children

    The Second Congressional Committee on Education (EDCOM 2) today met with Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rex Gatchalian to discuss government efforts aimed at combating malnutrition and stunting among children.  Joined by PIDS President Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, Senior Research Fellow Dr Valerie Gilbert Ulep and nutrition expert Dr Maria Asuncion Silvestre, EDCOM 2…

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  • Nutrition, data experts join EDCOM 2’s standing committees

    The Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2) welcomes five new members to its roster of experts to focus on its priority areas on Early Childhood Care and Development and Governance and Finance.  To fulfill its mandate to conduct a national review and assessment of education agencies, formulate policy and program recommendations, the Commission has…

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