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#Educate Together

# educate-together - Friday 31 January, 2020

'A dire situation': Two Dublin schools closed after electricity and heating failures

The two schools’ principals said they have been notifying the department about health and safety concerns since 2017.

# educate-together - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: We should all support choice in education

Parents need to have a choice over where they send their children to school, writes Lynn Ruane.

# educate-together - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Parents' protest leads to Dublin school cancelling plans for Catholic agency to offer sex education

Parents had objected to a religious agency offering education at a multi-denominational Educate Together school.

# educate-together - Friday 5 April, 2019

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

# educate-together - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# educate-together - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Education minister on school patronage changes: 'Just to be clear - Christmas will not be cancelled'

It was claimed that Christmas celebrations in schools could be curtailed where patronage was switched to multi-denominational.

# educate-together - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

# educate-together - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# educate-together - Monday 27 August, 2018

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

# educate-together - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

If the divestment process is to be meaningful, schools must be allowed to grow to full stream intake if the demand is there, writes Ronan Moore.

# educate-together - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'Six years on, we still have no school. I'm worried my daughter will never learn in a school building'

Parents and children held a protest outside the Dáil yesterday urging the government to provide them with a school.

# educate-together - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

# educate-together - Friday 24 March, 2017

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

# educate-together - Monday 5 December, 2016

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork

Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.

# educate-together - Monday 29 August, 2016

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

# educate-together - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'

The school is due to open in September, with seven children already enrolled.

# educate-together - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

"It's not something that should be up for vote" - can the problem with religion in Irish schools be solved?

96% of Ireland’s national schools are still run by religious orders with the divestment of education proceeding at a snail’s pace.

# educate-together - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'She's coming home singing Ave Maria': Religion from the back of the classroom

Ireland’s non-religious parents face some tough choices about how their children participate.

# educate-together - Monday 1 August, 2016

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment has spoken to the schools supposed to be offering choice to the parents of Ireland’s primary school pupils.

# educate-together - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school

Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.

# educate-together - Thursday 27 August, 2015

'Abandoned, remote and neglected': This is the school Educate Together don't want to use

Educate Together says the school is not suitable as it is too far from the town.

# educate-together - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?

Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.

# educate-together - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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# educate-together - Friday 13 February, 2015

Four new primary schools will open in September, as Catholic Church loosens hold on education

It is part of a move to diversify the patronage of schools across the country.

# educate-together - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools

The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.

# educate-together - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools

The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.

# educate-together - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# educate-together - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

# educate-together - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin

New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.

# educate-together - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools

Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second level education since the 1930s.

# educate-together - Monday 30 April, 2012

Poll indicates three-quarters of parents want change in primary school patronage

The poll results also show that many parents still want religious education in schools.

# educate-together - Monday 12 March, 2012

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

# educate-together - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Column: Children shouldn’t be forced into Catholic schools

As the Leaving Cert results sink in, we need to change the school system to give parents real options, writes John Holohan of Educate Together.

# educate-together - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

System of school patronage "no longer appropriate"

A forum to diversify how schools are run has opened in Dublin and will hear submissions from education and religious groups.