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# Classrooms

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# Classrooms
Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".
Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use for children over age five
# Classrooms
Parents express 'horror' at prefab conditions at North Dublin secondary school
Photographs from inside prefabs at Gaelscholáiste Reachrann in Donaghmede show damaged walls and ceilings.
# Schools
None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.
# Primary Schools
Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom
More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.
# no corners
The university building that looks like sticks of bamboo
The structure aims to give students a more connected environment.
# Education
Principals want an audit of teaching resources
Student numbers are rising, but student-teacher ratios fell.
# exam concerns
"The anger is palpable": Teachers to hold lunchtime protests over Junior Cycle
The protests are over the introduction of the new Junior Cycle Student Award.
# School
€60.4 million spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over three years
A prefab costs around €13,500 to rent a year.
# sandy hook
Classroom door locks and communication devices vital for school security
Panel looking at how schools can increase their security following Newtown massacre says simple steps are the most effective.
# Education
Schools bid farewell to the prefab as Quinn announces €26.5m for classrooms
Ninety-one schools have been given the green light to start construction on permanent classrooms.