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Department of Education in the Philippines

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Department of Education in the PhilippinesThe Department of Education in the Philippines is a Department of the Executive Branch in the Philippine Government. The Department
of Education in the Philippines is also known by its previous name, the
Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. The Filipino name for the
Department is the Kagawaran ng Edukasyon.

Responsibility for Philippine educational policy and the Philippine primary and
secondary school systems falls to the Department of Education in the
Philippines.

The Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 relieved the Department of
Education in the Philippines of the responsibility for administering cultural
activities, while also abolishing the Bureau of Education and School Sports.
The more complete name for the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 is An
Act Instituting A Frame Work of Governance for Basic Education, Establishing
Authority and Accountability, Renaming the Department of Education, Culture,
and Sports as the Department of Education, and for Other Purposes.

The National Historical Institute, Records Management and Archive Offices, and
the National Library have been removed from the Department of Education in the
Philippines and administratively attached to the National Commission for
Culture and the Arts, although the school arts and culture programs remain a
part of the school curriculum.

Responsibility for the functions, programs, and activities of the Department of
Education in the Philippines that related to sports competition were all
transferred to the Philippine Sports Commission, although the Department of
Education in the Philippines retained school sports and physical fitness as
parts of the curriculum. 

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