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# Educate Together

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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.
Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.
Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time
The school is being moved from east Meath to the grounds of St Oliver’s in Drogheda.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week
None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.
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.
'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.
'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.
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 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.
Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'
The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.
Mayo councillor objects to Educate Together, calling its schools 'elitist'
The school is due to open in September, with seven children already enrolled.
"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.
'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.
'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.
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’.
'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.
'Parents and teachers are scared': Why won't more schools give up their Catholic patronage?
Many have staunchly resisted calls to amalgamate or divest.
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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Multi-denominational Educate Together to run secondary schools
Educate Together will be the first new entrant to second level education since the 1930s.
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.
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.
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.
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.