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# 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 592 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 320 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 520 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 780 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 2,088 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 1,419 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 1,740 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 862 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 730 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
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# 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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