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# education - Yesterday’s News

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

Wed 10:34 PM 22,018 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Wed 2:40 PM 24,877 Views 27 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Wed 8:36 AM 62,563 Views 343 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

# education - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks

Tue 5:13 PM 40,690 Views 147 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Tue 12:52 PM 14,727 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

# education - Monday 18 January, 2021

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Mon 8:49 PM 101,618 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

# education - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January
# Education
# Education

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January

Jan 14th 2021, 1:23 PM 46,230 Views 90 Comments

The ‘staggered’ return is to begin from 21 January.

# education - Monday 11 January, 2021

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 23,754 Views 44 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

# education - Thursday 7 January, 2021

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
# Education
# Education

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 65,531 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

# education - Friday 1 January, 2021

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
# ECCE
# ECCE

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 73,244 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
# MTU
# MTU

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west

Jan 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 32,864 Views 24 Comments

Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee have joined together to become the Munster Technological University (MTU).

# education - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists
# Education
# Education

Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists

Dec 28th 2020, 9:44 AM 18,819 Views 39 Comments

A report has found that “strong differences can be seen in the percentages of girls and boys when it comes to STEM, particularly when biology is excluded”.

# education - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 14,938 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

# education - Thursday 24 December, 2020

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
# Students
# Students

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach

Dec 24th 2020, 9:19 AM 15,203 Views 30 Comments

Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.

# education - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year
# Christmas Break
# Christmas Break

Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year

Dec 17th 2020, 2:52 PM 28,746 Views 50 Comments

Norma Foley says there’s no public health advice suggesting this should happen.

# education - Friday 11 December, 2020

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday
# Primary School
# Primary School

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 39,029 Views 30 Comments

The school board and principal were told it did not have the authority to close the school without public-health experts’ approval.

# education - Friday 20 November, 2020

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

Nov 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 97,902 Views 73 Comments

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

# education - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Nov 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 56,306 Views 112 Comments

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# education - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
# College
# College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Nov 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 21,745 Views 54 Comments

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# education - Thursday 12 November, 2020

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

Nov 12th 2020, 8:33 PM 23,348 Views 0 Comments

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

Nov 12th 2020, 7:06 PM 31,127 Views 24 Comments

The schools will open next September.

# education - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

Oct 29th 2020, 5:35 PM 33,409 Views 59 Comments

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

Oct 29th 2020, 7:59 AM 73,110 Views 207 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# education - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees
# Education
# Education

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Oct 27th 2020, 8:48 AM 19,480 Views 14 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

# education - Friday 23 October, 2020

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall
# Schools
# Schools

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:01 PM 40,033 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.

# education - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
# Review
# Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

Oct 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,762 Views 9 Comments

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# education - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears
# Schools
# Schools

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

Oct 15th 2020, 3:18 PM 31,786 Views 9 Comments

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

# education - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'

Oct 14th 2020, 6:08 PM 30,524 Views 58 Comments

Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,404 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# education - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'

Oct 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 21,410 Views 11 Comments

The government has promised an average ratio of 25:1.

# education - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'
# Schools
# Schools

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 1:32 PM 56,711 Views 98 Comments

Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.

# education - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,770 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# education - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,402 Views 19 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 67,427 Views 96 Comments

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected
# Education
# Education

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 1:47 PM 54,518 Views 72 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

# education - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,790 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# education - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
# Literature
# Literature

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,284 Views 55 Comments

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

# education - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,758 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# education - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,824 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# education - Monday 7 September, 2020

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Sep 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 25,820 Views 8 Comments

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

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