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# department-of-education - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Parents blockade Limerick school after builders remove fittings
# Limerick
# Limerick

Parents blockade Limerick school after builders remove fittings

Nov 22nd 2012, 5:13 PM 21,529 Views 110 Comments

A dispute over payment has seen some subcontractors attempt to remove fittings they installed in the new national school in Kilfinane earlier this year.

# department-of-education - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Highest number of students ever completing second level education
# Education
# Education

Highest number of students ever completing second level education

Nov 8th 2012, 8:02 AM 3,202 Views 10 Comments

The number of young men staying on at second level has also risen significantly in the last 11 years.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:05 AM 5,627 Views 18 Comments

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

# department-of-education - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat

Oct 20th 2012, 9:34 PM 21,876 Views 63 Comments

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

# department-of-education - Monday 8 October, 2012

Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy
# Private Schools
# Private Schools

Government backbenchers split over possible cuts to private school subsidy

Oct 8th 2012, 7:43 PM 8,108 Views 75 Comments

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy wants to keep the €96 million subvention, but Labour’s Robert Dowds insists it must go.

Junior minister: State subsidy to fee-paying schools is a luxury
# Education
# Education

Junior minister: State subsidy to fee-paying schools is a luxury

Oct 8th 2012, 8:41 AM 6,823 Views 100 Comments

Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly says that the €96 million paid to fee-paying schools will need to be addressed in December’s Budget.

# department-of-education - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Oct 4th 2012, 9:06 AM 11,610 Views 51 Comments

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

# department-of-education - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Department overpaid teachers and school staff by €1.1 million
# Teachers
# Teachers

Department overpaid teachers and school staff by €1.1 million

Sep 27th 2012, 3:43 PM 9,792 Views 29 Comments

The Comptroller & Auditor General says the Department of Education was late in introducing pay cuts to new teachers in 2011.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

Sep 19th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,467 Views 48 Comments

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

# department-of-education - Monday 3 September, 2012

Videos: RTÉ doc puts spotlight on Ruairí Quinn and his department
# Telly
# Telly

Videos: RTÉ doc puts spotlight on Ruairí Quinn and his department

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,925 Views 8 Comments

Documentary being aired tonight promises unprecedented access to Ruairí Quinn during a crucial period in his first months as Education Minister and we have a sneak peek…

# department-of-education - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should more than just points be considered for entry to college courses?

Aug 21st 2012, 10:46 AM 5,253 Views 28 Comments

A new scheme at TCD means students will need personal statements and references from teachers to get into college. Good idea?

# department-of-education - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,657 Views 8 Comments

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

# department-of-education - Friday 29 June, 2012

VIDEO: Teacher of the Year criticises the “injustice” of system and “teacher-bashing”
# Powerful
# Powerful

VIDEO: Teacher of the Year criticises the “injustice” of system and “teacher-bashing”

Jun 29th 2012, 6:30 AM 20,073 Views 81 Comments

English teacher Evelyn O’Connor made an emotional speech about the issue of non-permanency and her anger with education policies here. Watch her speech….

# department-of-education - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Parents to be polled on taking schools out of Catholic control
# Education
# Education

Parents to be polled on taking schools out of Catholic control

Jun 21st 2012, 10:44 AM 3,896 Views 94 Comments

The Government has said it will survey parents in 44 areas on whether they want alternative providers to take over primary schools.

# department-of-education - Monday 11 June, 2012

Government criticised over scrapping of modern languages scheme
# Education
# Education

Government criticised over scrapping of modern languages scheme

Jun 11th 2012, 6:27 PM 4,111 Views 29 Comments

The Department of Education said that tough choices had to be made but that the initiative in some primary schools would inform a new integrated language curriculum.

# 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 12,159 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 2,130 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 7,780 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 7,003 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 2,457 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 1,823 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 6,240 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 7,306 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 5,756 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 2,036 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 1,453 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 3,831 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 4,144 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 5,366 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 537 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 476 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 2,637 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 239 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 689 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 778 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 1,436 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 848 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 695 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 577 Views 15 Comments

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