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# school - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Summer schools part of England's plan to help children catch up on lost learning

Feb 24th 2021, 8:18 AM 24,858 Views 69 Comments

Johnson pledged an extra £400 million of funding as part of the Government’s catch-up programme.

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student
# Evidence
# Evidence

Gardaí investigating if school withheld information about alleged sexual assault of student

Feb 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,897 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that a separate GSOC investigation is also being carried out.

# school - 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 20,920 Views 21 Comments

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

# school - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
# Drogheda Educate Together
# Drogheda Educate Together

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,704 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

# school - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,143 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

# school - 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 10,900 Views 18 Comments

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

# school - 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 102,201 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

# school - 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 23,926 Views 44 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

# school - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach indicates schools will close for rest of month, says ministers will discuss construction shut-down

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 2:00 PM 120,760 Views 212 Comments
  • The reopening of schools has already been pushed back to 11 January.
  • The worsening Covid-19 situation has increased pressure to further delay the reopening.
  • A final decision may not be made until the end of the week.

# school - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed

Dec 16th 2020, 10:48 PM 39,081 Views 28 Comments

“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.

# school - 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 39,044 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.

# school - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'
# Presentation College
# Presentation College

Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'

Nov 24th 2020, 7:21 PM 80,322 Views 53 Comments

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.

# school - Thursday 12 November, 2020

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 31,152 Views 24 Comments

The schools will open next September.

# school - 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 31,799 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”.

# school - 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 34,855 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# school - Friday 28 August, 2020

Man charged in relation to aggravated burglary and robbery at school in Longford
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man charged in relation to aggravated burglary and robbery at school in Longford

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 7:25 PM 34,555 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before a special sitting of Longford District Court this evening.

# school - Thursday 27 August, 2020

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 13,637 Views 12 Comments

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

# school - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

Aug 12th 2020, 7:57 AM 18,286 Views 36 Comments

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

# school - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic
# Funding
# Funding

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Aug 6th 2020, 5:40 PM 57,976 Views 55 Comments

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# school - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?
# Back To School
# Back To School

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

Jul 28th 2020, 8:24 AM 37,944 Views 55 Comments

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

# school - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer?

Jun 14th 2020, 10:20 AM 39,180 Views 101 Comments

Some European countries continue providing school meals throughout the summer.

# school - Friday 15 May, 2020

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student
# Homework
# Homework

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

May 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 25,163 Views 0 Comments

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

# school - Friday 27 March, 2020

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school
# Column
From The42
# Column

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school

Mar 27th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,173 Views 0 Comments

In the first of a series of columns, track cyclist Mark Downey gives his thoughts on Tokyo 2020′s postponement.

# school - Monday 2 March, 2020

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

Mar 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 50,316 Views 49 Comments

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# school - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips

Feb 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 133,110 Views 50 Comments

Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.

# school - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy
# Meath
# Meath

Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy

Feb 13th 2020, 7:45 AM 11,952 Views 1 Comment

It is understood the fire took place at the former O’Growney National School.

# school - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
# Btyse
# Btyse

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

Jan 9th 2020, 11:17 AM 145,126 Views 35 Comments

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# school - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school
# Sarmeen
# Sarmeen

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Jan 1st 2020, 3:31 PM 10,787 Views 16 Comments

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

# school - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
# Education
# Education

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 13,941 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# school - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Dec 13th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,554 Views 33 Comments

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

# school - Monday 2 December, 2019

Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash
# Essex Police
# Essex Police

Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash

Dec 2nd 2019, 8:13 PM 19,059 Views 0 Comments

Other children who attended a nearby school were also injured in the fatal collision.

# school - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school
# LGBT Survey
# LGBT Survey

Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school

Nov 12th 2019, 6:45 AM 19,892 Views 125 Comments

73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.

# school - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle
# Special Status
# Special Status

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Oct 1st 2019, 8:23 AM 9,908 Views 53 Comments

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

# school - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl
# High Court
# High Court

High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl

Sep 25th 2019, 10:30 PM 34,757 Views 0 Comments

The boy in question has special needs and is on the autism spectrum.

# school - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school
# WRC
# WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

Sep 24th 2019, 9:07 PM 43,986 Views 0 Comments

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# school - Monday 23 September, 2019

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school
# Florida
# Florida

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

Sep 23rd 2019, 9:14 PM 34,321 Views 0 Comments

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

# school - Friday 20 September, 2019

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning
# Dispute
# Dispute

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Sep 20th 2019, 10:34 AM 10,743 Views 10 Comments

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

# school - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

Sep 12th 2019, 5:27 PM 21,203 Views 29 Comments

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# school - Monday 9 September, 2019

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Sep 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,027 Views 15 Comments

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

# school - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears
# School
# School

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears

Sep 4th 2019, 4:13 PM 74,362 Views 0 Comments

The boy struck one of the staff members at the school with a hurl, the court heard.

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