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#Department of Education

# department-of-education - Friday 8 June, 2012

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam
# Exams
# Exams

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

Jun 8th 2012, 5:22 PM 12,143 Views 45 Comments

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.

# department-of-education - Friday 18 May, 2012

Almost half of children 'affected by bullying' at school
# Bullying
# Bullying

Almost half of children 'affected by bullying' at school

May 18th 2012, 11:53 AM 1,752 Views 13 Comments

Around one in 16 children do not feel safe at their school, according to a new survey.

# department-of-education - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

May 11th 2012, 5:39 PM 2,121 Views 14 Comments

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# department-of-education - Monday 30 April, 2012

'Wholly unacceptable': Ombudsman slams school that refused pregnant teen
# Education
# Education

'Wholly unacceptable': Ombudsman slams school that refused pregnant teen

Apr 30th 2012, 10:38 AM 7,772 Views 91 Comments

The Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has criticised the school for failing to apologise to a girl who it turned away after learning that she was pregnant.

# department-of-education - Monday 16 April, 2012

School bus contract should be put out to tender, says US-Irish consortium
# School Buses
# School Buses

School bus contract should be put out to tender, says US-Irish consortium

Apr 16th 2012, 6:11 PM 6,960 Views 27 Comments

Is the yellow, high school bus en route to Ireland?

# department-of-education - Monday 9 April, 2012

No major difference in quality between large and small schools
# Education
# Education

No major difference in quality between large and small schools

Apr 9th 2012, 3:31 PM 2,445 Views 11 Comments

English lessons were rated as marginally better in bigger schools, according to a new assessment from the Department of Education.

# department-of-education - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May
# Bullying
# Bullying

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

Apr 8th 2012, 1:58 PM 1,821 Views 15 Comments

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

# department-of-education - Thursday 5 April, 2012

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut
# Pay Cap
# Pay Cap

'Disgraceful': Students slate top university staff refusal to take pay cut

Apr 5th 2012, 7:49 AM 6,231 Views 25 Comments

A number of university heads have reportedly ignored requests to reduce their pay below €200,000.

# department-of-education - Thursday 29 March, 2012

‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

‘Inappropriate’ for teachers to befriend pupils on Facebook – Quinn

Mar 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 7,283 Views 68 Comments

The education minister says he cannot see how it could be appropriate for teachers to communicate with their students online.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teacher healthcare service cost Dept of Education €1m last year

Mar 13th 2012, 4:01 PM 5,635 Views 20 Comments

The department said that the system has led to a 15 per cent reduction in teacher absenteeism over four years.

# department-of-education - Thursday 1 March, 2012

€35m prefab replacement fund announced for schools
# Education
# Education

€35m prefab replacement fund announced for schools

Mar 1st 2012, 2:22 PM 2,033 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Education is offering grants for the construction of permanent school structures to replace rented prefabs.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014
# Broadband
# Broadband

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Feb 7th 2012, 8:33 AM 1,442 Views 22 Comments

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Quinn orders probe of €100m taxpayer funding for private schools
# Schools
# Schools

Quinn orders probe of €100m taxpayer funding for private schools

Jan 3rd 2012, 12:15 PM 3,824 Views 73 Comments

The extent of State payments to fee-charging schools will be reviewed, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# department-of-education - Thursday 17 November, 2011

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest
# Fees
# Fees

USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest

Nov 17th 2011, 9:02 AM 4,130 Views 40 Comments

A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest

Nov 16th 2011, 5:41 PM 5,347 Views 69 Comments

Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid
# Construction
# Construction

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid

Nov 8th 2011, 8:07 AM 531 Views 3 Comments

The European Parliament’s budget committee approves €35.7m in aid for almost 6,000 people laid off in the construction sector.

# department-of-education - Monday 7 November, 2011

14 new schools completed this year
# Schools
# Schools

14 new schools completed this year

Nov 7th 2011, 3:43 PM 472 Views 9 Comments

The 14 schools were delivered under the Rapid Delivery programme – but we will know on Thursday if cuts to capital projects affects the building of future schools under this programme.

# department-of-education - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,617 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# department-of-education - Friday 28 October, 2011

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid
# Construction Workers
# Construction Workers

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid

Oct 28th 2011, 10:29 AM 232 Views 0 Comments

The “clock is ticking” for Ireland to win support from a European fund, an EU official has said.

# department-of-education - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Transport operators launch EU challenge over school transport system
# School Transport
# School Transport

Transport operators launch EU challenge over school transport system

Oct 27th 2011, 5:22 PM 673 Views 5 Comments

The Coach Tourism & Transport Council will ask the European Commission to investigate how Ireland organises school transport.

# department-of-education - Friday 21 October, 2011

Displaced Priory Hall children will be bussed to old schools
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Displaced Priory Hall children will be bussed to old schools

Oct 21st 2011, 10:03 PM 771 Views 15 Comments

Funding has been provided for a school bus to bring the children from their temporary accommodation.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

NAMA suggests 332 apartments to be used for Priory Hall residents
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

NAMA suggests 332 apartments to be used for Priory Hall residents

Oct 19th 2011, 5:51 PM 1,435 Views 21 Comments

NAMA hands handed over a list of properties which could be used to house residents, and will cover the cost of completion works.

# department-of-education - Monday 19 September, 2011

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students win new independent appeals process for university grants

Sep 19th 2011, 7:51 AM 842 Views 0 Comments

The Union of Students in Ireland has hailed the establishment of a central appeals board by minister Ruairí Quinn.

# department-of-education - Friday 26 August, 2011

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

Aug 26th 2011, 9:11 AM 691 Views 5 Comments

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# department-of-education - Friday 8 July, 2011

Eighty per cent of parents worried about school costs
# School
# School

Eighty per cent of parents worried about school costs

Jul 8th 2011, 10:14 AM 576 Views 15 Comments

A new budget planner has been introduced as parents voice their concerns over the cost of schooling their children.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Summer, it's literally not what it used to be
# Organised Confusion
From The Daily Edge
# Organised Confusion

Summer, it's literally not what it used to be

Jun 28th 2011, 10:47 AM 8,926 Views 28 Comments

Most of us learnt in school that summer was in May, June and July but that’s not what Met Éireann says…

# department-of-education - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections
# Teachers
# Teachers

Surprise! Secondary teachers to face unannounced inspections

Jun 16th 2011, 2:43 PM 643 Views 15 Comments

Currently teachers receive advance warning of an inspector’s visit, but this is set to change.

# department-of-education - Monday 13 June, 2011

Changes to school enrolment procedures proposed
# Enrolment
# Enrolment

Changes to school enrolment procedures proposed

Jun 13th 2011, 4:47 PM 591 Views 10 Comments

The Minister for Education has published a discussion document containing proposals that would ban school administration practices that disadvantage some children.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report
# Education
# Education

10 per cent cut in special needs support for schools - report

Jun 1st 2011, 9:59 PM 319 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Education said that the reduced allocation of special needs teaching hours could be increased in some schools – if demand is less than expected.

# department-of-education - Monday 30 May, 2011

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change
# Education
# Education

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change

May 30th 2011, 6:51 PM 514 Views 0 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that radical new approaches and more complex entry routes to third level education are needed. He says it is a priority for his department.

# department-of-education - Saturday 21 May, 2011

250 language support teachers will be out of a job in September
# Education
# Education

250 language support teachers will be out of a job in September

May 21st 2011, 11:51 AM 779 Views 0 Comments

In a surprise move, the Department of Education has doubled the number of language teachers to be cut. It says the public service recruitment embargo means that the posts must be transferred elsewhere.

# department-of-education - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Schools works suspended as building firm claims Government owes "substantial monies"
# Construction
# Construction

Schools works suspended as building firm claims Government owes "substantial monies"

May 12th 2011, 5:26 PM 2,085 Views 0 Comments

Cordil Construction has temporarily suspended some 450 jobs claiming it is owed money from Government departments, including the HSE and the Department of Education for projects.

# department-of-education - Friday 18 March, 2011

Parents' fears over future of small primary schools
# Schools
# Schools

Parents' fears over future of small primary schools

Mar 18th 2011, 10:29 AM 650 Views 0 Comments

Fears among parent groups that Department of Education review could lead to the closure of local schools

# department-of-education - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Hundreds of teachers face chop under Department orders
# Teachers
# Teachers

Hundreds of teachers face chop under Department orders

Mar 9th 2011, 8:56 AM 1,418 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Education tells principals that temporary jobs – many of which are already filled – will be reassigned.

# department-of-education - Saturday 5 March, 2011

School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts
# Schools
# Schools

School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts

Mar 5th 2011, 1:00 PM 1,732 Views 0 Comments

72 per cent of school secretaries and caretakers vote for industrial action over a 5 per cent pay cut imposed in January.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Students protesters occupy Dept of Education grounds
# Student Protest
# Student Protest

Students protesters occupy Dept of Education grounds

Dec 1st 2010, 1:20 PM 856 Views 0 Comments

The activists have erected a marquee in the grounds of the department to discuss “alternative education”.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme
# Teachers
# Teachers

Unemployed to work for free under new scheme

Nov 30th 2010, 10:23 AM 720 Views 0 Comments

Unemployed teachers and non-teachers could work for up to nine months for their dole payments under a new scheme.

# department-of-education - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Coughlan defends education spending
# Education
# Education

Coughlan defends education spending

Nov 4th 2010, 7:16 PM 303 Views 0 Comments

The Táiniste explains why the Department of Education has failed to spend its budget for the second year in a row.

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