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# schools - Monday 18 October, 2021

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak
# Wexford
# Wexford

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak

Updated Mon 5:51 PM 35,721 Views 38 Comments

Vicky Barron said that it is clear that there are “serious flaws” in the guidance.

# schools - Friday 1 October, 2021

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus

Oct 1st 2021, 8:30 PM 22,121 Views 41 Comments

Senior government members have said a bonus payment for frontline workers is under consideration.

# schools - Friday 24 September, 2021

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,228 Views 43 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

# schools - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 7:27 PM 42,173 Views 59 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".

# schools - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 5:01 PM 39,027 Views 41 Comments

The new guidance has been issued by the Department of Health.

# schools - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 3:25 PM 24,806 Views 19 Comments

The national one-day strike has been deferred for two weeks pending confirmation of a new pay package.

# schools - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening
# Children
# Children

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,382 Views 9 Comments

Schools reopened their doors to pupils over the last couple of weeks – how have they been dealing with Covid cases?

# schools - 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 21,176 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

# schools - 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 12,993 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

# schools - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
# Schools
# Schools

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,120 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

# schools - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes
# Back To School
# Back To School

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes

Aug 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,095 Views 31 Comments

Students across the country have been returning to school this week.

# schools - Monday 23 August, 2021

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,578 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

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 16,603 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# schools - 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 34,110 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# schools - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

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 11,891 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

# schools - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
# Back To School
# Back To School

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

Jul 27th 2021, 4:43 PM 14,006 Views 12 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

# schools - 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 16,219 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

# schools - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,929 Views 38 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

# schools - 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 23,019 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# schools - 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 54,410 Views 93 Comments

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

# schools - 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 27,905 Views 18 Comments

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

# schools - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
# Abducted
# Abducted

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels

Mar 13th 2021, 11:49 AM 9,911 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.

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 65,606 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.

# schools - 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 23,996 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

# schools - Monday 1 March, 2021

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended
# Back To School
# Back To School

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 1:53 PM 35,849 Views 43 Comments

Sixth years and young primary school students are among those who returned to school today.

# schools - 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 36,902 Views 85 Comments

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

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 9,828 Views 15 Comments

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

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 2:27 PM 25,574 Views 49 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

# schools - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,334 Views 331 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
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 27,704 Views 36 Comments

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

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'

Updated Feb 23rd 2021, 2:16 PM 108,645 Views 119 Comments

The government is set to publish its new Living with Covid plan after a Cabinet meeting today.

# schools - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 227,006 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

'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 21,244 Views 21 Comments

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

# schools - 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 19,834 Views 9 Comments

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

# schools - 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 30,450 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.

# schools - 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 20,334 Views 24 Comments

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

# schools - 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 63,099 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.

# schools - 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 10,945 Views 18 Comments

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

# schools - Thursday 11 February, 2021

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 10,674 Views 19 Comments

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

# schools - 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 57,301 Views 64 Comments

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

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