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# education - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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 73,475 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 19,513 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 40,147 Views 48 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 16,821 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 31,921 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 30,594 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 10,544 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 22,792 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 56,788 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 22,897 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 28,543 Views 20 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 67,562 Views 99 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 54,596 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 34,989 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 36,222 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 50,935 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 16,028 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 25,836 Views 8 Comments

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

# education - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 8:56 PM 31,720 Views 33 Comments

Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.

# education - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Sep 1st 2020, 7:58 PM 35,012 Views 37 Comments

Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.

# education - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year

Aug 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 17,525 Views 16 Comments

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents
# Back To School
# Back To School

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,893 Views 12 Comments

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD

Aug 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,209 Views 13 Comments

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.

# education - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school
# Back To School
# Back To School

'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 56,692 Views 162 Comments

The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

Aug 26th 2020, 9:57 AM 56,598 Views 135 Comments

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# education - Friday 21 August, 2020

Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge'
# Education
# Education

Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge'

Aug 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 25,440 Views 65 Comments

The Minister for Education said that parents of eligible children who make alternative transport arrangements “will be recompensed”.

# education - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
# Explainer
# Explainer

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,045 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# education - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?

Aug 18th 2020, 8:54 AM 35,690 Views 49 Comments

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

# education - Monday 17 August, 2020

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take
# Education
# Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

Aug 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 48,075 Views 15 Comments

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# education - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,972 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# education - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

Aug 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 13,711 Views 4 Comments

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

# education - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process
# Miscalculation
# Miscalculation

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

Aug 11th 2020, 8:48 PM 17,982 Views 7 Comments

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

# education - Monday 10 August, 2020

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
# Scotland
# Scotland

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,260 Views 11 Comments

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# education - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today
# Third Level
# Third Level

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

Aug 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 45,632 Views 2 Comments

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

# education - Thursday 30 July, 2020

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

Jul 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,383 Views 30 Comments

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,612 Views 2 Comments

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

# education - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council
# Education
# Education

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council

Jul 28th 2020, 7:31 PM 38,339 Views 0 Comments

Fiona Roche has taught at several post primary and primary schools since 2002 and registered with the council since 2006.

# education - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education
# Education
# Education

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education

Jul 27th 2020, 10:40 PM 31,894 Views 42 Comments

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws
# Consent
# Consent

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 19,042 Views 24 Comments

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

# education - Friday 17 July, 2020

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 31,774 Views 67 Comments

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.