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#Education

# education - Monday 24 January, 2022

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Mon 7:00 PM 11,450 Views 3 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

# education - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
# Schools
# Schools

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021

Jan 6th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,373 Views 40 Comments

That’s according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today
# School's Back
# School's Back

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today

Jan 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,441 Views 41 Comments

Student teachers are being drafted in to cover Covid absences.

# education - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
# Education Report
# Education Report

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,704 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

# education - Thursday 23 December, 2021

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
# Education
# Education

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,551 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

# education - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year
# Education
# Education

School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year

Dec 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 35,678 Views 26 Comments

Public health officials and education representatives held a meeting today.

# education - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
# Education
# Education

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,690 Views 10 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

# education - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,580 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# education - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:15 PM 28,055 Views 38 Comments

Year-three and year-four student teachers will be deployed in schools where needed during this academic year, the Department of Education said.

# education - Monday 22 November, 2021

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools
# Hot Lunch
# Hot Lunch

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 22,235 Views 7 Comments

The schools had submitted an expression of interest in the programme in November 2020 but were not chosen at that time.

# education - Friday 19 November, 2021

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
# Essay Mills
# Essay Mills

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,023 Views 6 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.

# education - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,494 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
# Education
# Education

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,872 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students
# Grangegorman
# Grangegorman

TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students

Nov 11th 2021, 4:39 PM 23,939 Views 13 Comments

Culinary Arts students had complained that it was unsanitary for them to change in corridors or public toilets for classes in kitchens.

# education - Thursday 28 October, 2021

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,311 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

# education - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,823 Views 5 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

# education - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 52,656 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns

# education - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
# Education
# Education

350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget

Oct 12th 2021, 3:14 PM 10,497 Views 6 Comments

Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.

# education - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools
# Back To School
# Back To School

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools

Sep 21st 2021, 8:22 PM 18,555 Views 22 Comments

Some opposition politicians were critical of what they labelled “confusing” guidance for when pupils are designated as close contacts.

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# No Support
# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,713 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

# education - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
# Children
# Children

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,210 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

# education - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
# Positive Cases
# Positive Cases

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'

Sep 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 13,034 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

# education - Monday 23 August, 2021

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
# Back To School
# Back To School

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,622 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# education - Monday 16 August, 2021

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,944 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

# education - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,194 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# education - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:22 AM 20,091 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

# education - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
# High Court
# High Court

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

Jul 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 18,541 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,913 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

# education - Monday 26 July, 2021

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned
# Education
# Education

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,236 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

# education - Monday 19 July, 2021

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
# Education
# Education

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,754 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

# education - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
# Education
# Education

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester

Jul 13th 2021, 7:56 AM 13,984 Views 18 Comments

There has been a significant increase in demand for college places this year.

# education - Monday 12 July, 2021

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
# CAO
# CAO

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 11,515 Views 5 Comments

There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.

# education - Friday 2 July, 2021

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
# Culture
# Culture

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,406 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

# education - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities
# Report
# Report

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities

Jun 30th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,771 Views 4 Comments

There were no significant differences in reports of wellbeing and bullying, however concerns were raised at the higher level of unauthorised absences in DEIS schools.

# education - Monday 14 June, 2021

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 33,986 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
# Reduced Earnings
# Reduced Earnings

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

Jun 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,862 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

# education - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,051 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# education - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
# Midlands
# Midlands

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

May 5th 2021, 12:46 PM 17,050 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

# education - Monday 12 April, 2021

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,712 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

# education - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
# LINDA DOYLE
# LINDA DOYLE

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history

Apr 10th 2021, 2:38 PM 34,552 Views 27 Comments

Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.

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