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#Education

# education - Monday 22 February, 2021

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today
# Special Education
# Special Education

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:45 PM 21,385 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

# education - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 59,594 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# education - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,314 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

# education - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'
# Schools
# Schools

Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:05 PM 30,519 Views 67 Comments

Mother of three, Rita Lovett, shares her concerns over the pace at which decisions are being made about the re-opening of schools.

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue
# Education
# Education

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue

Feb 16th 2021, 12:39 PM 31,269 Views 88 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the government and unions.

# education - Monday 15 February, 2021

The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better
# Education
# Education

The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,384 Views 24 Comments

Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.

# education - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
# Education
# Education

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,203 Views 157 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

# education - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,608 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

# education - Friday 12 February, 2021

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
# Schools
# Schools

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,980 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
# Children
# Children

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,537 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

# education - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
# Education
# Education

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,914 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today
# Special Schools
# Special Schools

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today

Feb 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 10,730 Views 19 Comments

Around 4,000 students will be attending special schools per day from today.

# education - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached
# Education
# Education

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 10:50 PM 57,333 Views 64 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said its members will facilitate the reopening of special classes from 22 February.

# education - Friday 5 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 60,074 Views 92 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing

# education - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,283 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

# education - Monday 1 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,251 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

# education - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,383 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# education - Friday 22 January, 2021

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:44 PM 41,167 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

# education - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

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

Jan 20th 2021, 10:34 PM 24,960 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

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,681 Views 29 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

Jan 20th 2021, 8:36 AM 65,328 Views 344 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

Jan 19th 2021, 5:13 PM 41,163 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'

Jan 19th 2021, 12:52 PM 15,030 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 Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,483 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 46,872 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 24,058 Views 45 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 66,509 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 74,723 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 33,230 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 19,482 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 15,447 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 15,353 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 28,985 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 39,113 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 98,656 Views 74 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 56,468 Views 113 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 22,340 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 23,763 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 31,206 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 33,600 Views 59 Comments

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