23.8 million kids go back to school this month

Stella Tomeldan of InterAksyon.com reports that the Department of Education (DepEd) expects some 23.8 million students to go back to school today, the first day of the 2013-2014 school year.


According to the report, "The breakdown of students are: 1.78 million kindergarten pupils, 13.3 million elementary students, and 5.7 million high school students in all public and private schools nationwide." The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) meanwhile said that 3 million college students will be heading back to tertiary schools "this week and the following Monday to begin the new semester."


School year 2013-2014 marks the first year of implementation of the DepEd's K to 12 curriculum. Under this program, children will spend six years in elementary school, four years in junior high school and  two years in senior high school.


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