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# Holding firm
Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.
# norma foley
High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments
The hearing before Mr Justice Charles Meenan is expected to last for two weeks.
# Top of the Class
Top marks for Irish pupils as they score highest across the EU in maths
Ireland was among 33 countries to participate in the international study at both levels.
# norma foley
Covid-19 and schools: Minister denies 'ethos of secrecy' about informing teachers about positive cases
Norma Foley said decisions around informing close contacts should not be made by principals.
# Questions
Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.
# Review
18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
The new results were given to students at 12pm today.
# Coronavirus
Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.
# Leaving Certificate
Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.
Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades
# Calculated Grades
6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.
# Leaving Certificate
Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes
Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.
# Calculated Grades
Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.
# Leaving Cert
'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract
The cost of the calculated grades system is €160,000.
# Explainer
Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.
# Results Day
The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.
# covid committee
Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school
Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.
Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually
Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.
# Schools
No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students
The government announced new 120 guidance counsellor posts last month to support students returning to school.
# State Exams
Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.
# Covid-19
Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.
# Schools
School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.
# Education
Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge'
The Minister for Education said that parents of eligible children who make alternative transport arrangements “will be recompensed”.
# LOKdown
Restrictions expected to be lifted in Laois and Offaly, but not Kildare
A decision on whether to extend the regional lockdown is expected to be made by the government later today.
# Education
1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education
This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.
# Back To School
Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent
The plan includes €53 million for 1,000 extra teachers at post-primary level and a €52.2 million school cleaning grant.
# Back To School
1,000 extra secondary teachers: Government unveils €375m plan to re-open schools at end of August
All schools have been closed since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
# September reopening
Education minister faces pressure to reveal school reopening plans
Labour leader Alan Kelly called for Education Minister Norma Foley to take questions on the matter next week.
# predictive grades
Leaving Cert results to issue directly to students through online portal at 9am on Monday 7 September
Minister for Education Norma Foley said she was “pleased that we have been able to bring clarity for students”.
# Results Day
Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.
# Results Day
Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms
It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.
Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union
Education Minister Norma Foley says that public health advice will underpin the reopening of and operation of schools.
# new guidelines
Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.