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# schools - Today’s News

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

37 minutes ago 1,714 Views 3 Comments

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

# schools - Yesterday’s News

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

19 hours ago 13,011 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

Mon 2:25 PM 16,017 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

Sun 3:33 PM 34,719 Views 39 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 22,964 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 53,821 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 27,889 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 9,903 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 64,862 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 23,989 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 35,775 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 36,888 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 9,786 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 25,464 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 148,240 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 27,665 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 108,582 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 226,933 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 21,142 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 19,804 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 30,420 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 20,308 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 63,049 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 10,933 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 10,656 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 57,281 Views 64 Comments

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

# schools - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Educate Together raises concerns with department amid parents' dismay over plans to move school

Feb 7th 2021, 6:45 AM 51,972 Views 18 Comments

Labour TD Ged Nash told the Daíl this week that the planned move was a “ridiculous, wrong-headed decision [that] needs to be overturned”.

# schools - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time
# Schools
# Schools

Parents dismayed over 'ridiculous decision' to move Drogheda Educate Together school for third time

Feb 4th 2021, 5:01 PM 19,241 Views 10 Comments

The school is being moved from east Meath to the grounds of St Oliver’s in Drogheda.

# schools - Sunday 31 January, 2021

'Major reopening' of economy in March unlikely, says Taoiseach
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Major reopening' of economy in March unlikely, says Taoiseach

Jan 31st 2021, 5:05 PM 83,991 Views 127 Comments

Ireland may be moving towards a phased reopening of education.

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach still has faith in Commission despite Article 16 move but says 'mistakes were made'

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 2:03 PM 33,635 Views 89 Comments

Politicians across Ireland and the UK were left blindsided by the move by the EU over concerns about the supply of Covid vaccines.

# schools - Friday 29 January, 2021

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Opinion: Childcare providers are still no clearer on the government's long-term plans

Jan 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,948 Views 6 Comments

Childcare provider Regina Bushell says the government has not inspired confidence with regard to how childcare will work throughout 2021.

# schools - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March
# Extended
# Extended

Northern Ireland schools to remain shut until at least March

Jan 28th 2021, 9:15 PM 10,403 Views 5 Comments

Special education schools and childcare are to continue to remain open.

# schools - Monday 25 January, 2021

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Quarantine for people without a negative test and passengers from certain countries set to be introduced

Updated Jan 25th 2021, 12:25 PM 42,533 Views 95 Comments

Ministers will discuss how much longer Level 5 restrictions will be needed.

# schools - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
# Spread
# Spread

Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms

Jan 24th 2021, 3:58 PM 53,647 Views 221 Comments

A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.

# schools - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach says restrictions will likely continue 'well into' February and possibly beyond

Jan 21st 2021, 9:43 AM 89,463 Views 226 Comments
  • Micheál Martin said Covid-19 transmission rates are too high to ease restrictions
  • Schools and construction are "essential" and will be examined separately to other sectors
  • Yesterday 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland
'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned
# Parents
# Parents

'Our kids are suffering': Some parents 'devastated' over failure to re-open special education as planned

Jan 21st 2021, 6:30 AM 15,064 Views 94 Comments

Schools for children with special educational needs were due to re-open today.

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Factfind: What advice did NPHET give to Government around the closure of schools?

Jan 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 49,499 Views 0 Comments

Debate about the safety of schools in relation to Covid-19 is ongoing.

# schools - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February
# Level 5
# Level 5

Level 5 lockdown to be reviewed next week, but government expected to extend restrictions to late February

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 9:45 PM 102,760 Views 75 Comments

Government sources state that it is still their intention to get schools reopened in February.

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 64,992 Views 344 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

# schools - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 10:26 PM 51,912 Views 225 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

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