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# schools - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,911 Views 22 Comments

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# schools - Thursday 10 September, 2020

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks
# Schools
# Schools

None of the Covid-19 cases identified in 54 schools so far have led to outbreaks

Sep 10th 2020, 2:11 PM 36,825 Views 47 Comments

There has only been one school in which a second case was identified after an original confirmed case.

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
# School Transport
# School Transport

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

Sep 10th 2020, 7:45 AM 22,748 Views 24 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

# schools - 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 15,988 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# schools - Monday 7 September, 2020

Quiz: Can you name these well-known schools and colleges?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: Can you name these well-known schools and colleges?

Sep 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 47,874 Views 11 Comments

How well do you know some of the most famous schools and colleges from movies, books, and the news.

# schools - 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 31,676 Views 33 Comments

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

Some schools ‘failing to implement Covid-19 social distancing’
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Some schools ‘failing to implement Covid-19 social distancing’

Sep 2nd 2020, 1:45 PM 25,839 Views 20 Comments

The head of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland said members ‘will not accept any departure from public health guidance’.

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays

Sep 2nd 2020, 6:45 AM 18,602 Views 27 Comments

The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.

# schools - Monday 31 August, 2020

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Parents urged not to 'dose' children who show Covid-19 symptoms with painkillers and to keep them at home

Aug 31st 2020, 9:55 PM 45,511 Views 16 Comments

Many schools are reopening their doors to staff and students this week.

# schools - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
# Schools
# Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 52,782 Views 55 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# schools - Saturday 29 August, 2020

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students
# Schools
# Schools

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students

Aug 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 21,918 Views 17 Comments

The government announced new 120 guidance counsellor posts last month to support students returning to school.

# schools - Friday 28 August, 2020

Family should restrict movements while child is waiting on Covid-19 test result - HSE
# School Reopening
# School Reopening

Family should restrict movements while child is waiting on Covid-19 test result - HSE

Aug 28th 2020, 10:01 PM 65,222 Views 50 Comments

The average turnaround time for a Covid-19 test currently is 2-3 days.

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine

Aug 28th 2020, 2:44 PM 16,080 Views 21 Comments

Children aged two to 12 years can get the flu jab for free this year, but it’s not compulsory.

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children

Aug 28th 2020, 2:21 PM 13,690 Views 14 Comments

The claim was widely shared on Facebook.

# schools - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars
# Schools
# Schools

Opinion: If we do it the right way we can avoid a school run clogged up by cars

Aug 27th 2020, 7:33 PM 23,643 Views 37 Comments

Jane Hackett of the Green-Schools Travel Programme is urging parents to avoid slipping back to the overuse of the car because of concerns over Covid-19.

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

Aug 27th 2020, 12:51 PM 28,237 Views 29 Comments

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# schools - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Parents: 'We're both excited and nervous about the return to school'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Parents: 'We're both excited and nervous about the return to school'

Aug 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 14,657 Views 14 Comments

With many of Ireland’s schools reopening this week, we asked a number of parents from around the country to share their thoughts on what’s ahead.

'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 56,573 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 55,855 Views 135 Comments

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

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools

Aug 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,406 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.

# schools - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas
# About Face
# About Face

U-turn in England as secondary pupils advised to wear face coverings in lockdown areas

Aug 25th 2020, 9:53 PM 20,822 Views 18 Comments

Face coverings will not be recommended in schools more widely in England, but will be at the schools’ discretion.

'It's up to everyone to try their best to get this right': Inside a Wicklow school preparing to reopen
# Back To School
# Back To School

'It's up to everyone to try their best to get this right': Inside a Wicklow school preparing to reopen

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 16,014 Views 6 Comments

We paid a socially distant visit to St Kevin’s Community College in Dunlavin.

Poll: Are you concerned about schools reopening?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you concerned about schools reopening?

Aug 25th 2020, 9:42 AM 68,552 Views 148 Comments

Students will be returning to schools around the country this week and next week.

South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue

Aug 25th 2020, 7:14 AM 20,740 Views 14 Comments

The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.

# schools - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions
# Schools
# Schools

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:20 PM 20,827 Views 62 Comments

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

30 Covid-19 outbreaks happened in schools in England after they reopened in June
# England
# England

30 Covid-19 outbreaks happened in schools in England after they reopened in June

Aug 23rd 2020, 4:34 PM 40,384 Views 60 Comments

Public Health England said 121 cases were linked to the outbreaks, 30 in children and 91 in staff.

# schools - Friday 21 August, 2020

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
# Schools
# Schools

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

Aug 21st 2020, 9:58 PM 50,592 Views 23 Comments

The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

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 25,412 Views 65 Comments

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

# schools - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Martin confronted by teacher in Skibbereen over 'unsafe' plans for reopening schools
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Martin confronted by teacher in Skibbereen over 'unsafe' plans for reopening schools

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 5:22 PM 124,949 Views 215 Comments

The Taoiseach had earlier visited Nagle Community College in Cork.

# schools - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

GAA activity in Dublin primary schools deferred until after Christmas due to Covid-19 regulations
# Put Back
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# Put Back

GAA activity in Dublin primary schools deferred until after Christmas due to Covid-19 regulations

Aug 18th 2020, 11:37 AM 5,660 Views 1 Comment

Cumann na mBunscol games in Dublin are planned to start on the week of 25 January.

# schools - Sunday 16 August, 2020

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
# Back To School
# Back To School

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 25,586 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

# schools - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?
# Scotland
# Scotland

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Aug 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,641 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

# schools - Friday 7 August, 2020

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 11:15 AM 67,486 Views 94 Comments

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

# schools - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests

Aug 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 35,813 Views 36 Comments

When epidemic control measures are in place, the risk of transmission between children is minimal, Sydney researchers found.

# schools - Monday 3 August, 2020

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

Aug 3rd 2020, 8:01 AM 47,291 Views 67 Comments

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

# schools - 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 30,346 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.

# schools - 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 37,990 Views 0 Comments

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

The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries?

Jul 28th 2020, 5:30 PM 20,193 Views 10 Comments

What was in Minister Norma Foley’s announcement – and how does it differ from what countries like Denmark are doing?

Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland?

Jul 28th 2020, 7:00 AM 405,281 Views 49 Comments

Liam Printer is Irish and lives in Switzerland, where he teaches in a secondary school. They’ve been back in the classroom for some time and here, he describes what it’s been like.

'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools
# Back To School
# Back To School

'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools

Jul 28th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,316 Views 15 Comments

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.