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# 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 18,793 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 7,975 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 24,079 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 21,388 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 9,921 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 53,627 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 13,787 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 18,590 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
# Children's Rights Alliance
# Children's Rights Alliance

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 7:50 PM 19,891 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 21,234 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 13,053 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 16,650 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 31,987 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 34,270 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 20,129 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 18,605 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 11,941 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 16,260 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 6,773 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 14,040 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 11,546 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 14,484 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 15,101 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 35,054 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 19,982 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 23,074 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 17,116 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 14,722 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 34,608 Views 27 Comments

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

# education - Friday 9 April, 2021

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Apr 9th 2021, 9:24 AM 55,954 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

# education - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
# Education
# Education

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise

Mar 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 27,923 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

# education - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning
# Making Up
# Making Up

Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning

Mar 13th 2021, 10:41 AM 66,113 Views 22 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that she is “very aware” of the loss of in-person teaching that current fifth year students have experienced.

# education - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600
# Education
# Education

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600

Mar 11th 2021, 12:58 PM 12,961 Views 29 Comments

The contribution fee for Irish students is €200.

# education - Monday 8 March, 2021

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
# Education
# Education

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

Mar 8th 2021, 6:49 PM 24,015 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,647 Views 11 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

# education - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
# Deputy Medical Officer
# Deputy Medical Officer

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

Feb 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 36,957 Views 85 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress
# Education
From The42
# Education

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress

Feb 26th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,727 Views 1 Comment

The GPA is proposing that players must complete online education about anti-doping or face a one-match ban.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
# Survey
# Survey

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

Feb 26th 2021, 3:08 PM 9,969 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

# education - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,793 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
# Reopening
# Reopening

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:45 PM 35,484 Views 72 Comments

Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.