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# schools - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Return of schools will see more teachers, extensive cleaning and PPE, Varadkar says
# Schools
# Schools

Return of schools will see more teachers, extensive cleaning and PPE, Varadkar says

Jul 26th 2020, 2:02 PM 57,337 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Education’s planning document is to be brought to Cabinet tomorrow.

# schools - Friday 24 July, 2020

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan
# Back To School
# Back To School

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

Jul 24th 2020, 1:19 PM 23,101 Views 44 Comments

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

# schools - Friday 10 July, 2020

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told
# Education
# Education

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Jul 10th 2020, 12:32 PM 22,317 Views 21 Comments

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

# schools - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

Jul 8th 2020, 6:53 PM 18,995 Views 91 Comments

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

# schools - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals
# Education
# Education

Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals

Jul 7th 2020, 8:17 AM 33,771 Views 73 Comments

The NAPD has also called for a financial package to ensure adequate levels of cleaning in schools.

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown
# Opinion
# Opinion

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 73,324 Views 143 Comments

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

# schools - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,954 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# schools - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 24,299 Views 29 Comments

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

# schools - Friday 12 June, 2020

Two-metre rule 'would mean one day at school weekly for primary pupils'
# Schools
# Schools

Two-metre rule 'would mean one day at school weekly for primary pupils'

Jun 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 45,034 Views 100 Comments

McHugh said if the rule remains in place, students will engage in blended learning from home on the other days.

# schools - Friday 5 June, 2020

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

Jun 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 34,571 Views 52 Comments

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

# schools - Monday 1 June, 2020

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents
# Reopening
# Reopening

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

Jun 1st 2020, 10:11 AM 21,583 Views 29 Comments

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

# schools - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

May 30th 2020, 4:52 PM 26,687 Views 29 Comments

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

# schools - Friday 29 May, 2020

Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August
# Education
# Education

Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August

May 29th 2020, 3:51 PM 100,649 Views 104 Comments

It may not be possible for all students to attend class every day, Varadkar said today.

Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures

May 29th 2020, 11:42 AM 14,735 Views 26 Comments

The authors suggest that evidence of transmission among school children has yet to emerge.

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?
# Two Becomes One
# Two Becomes One

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

May 29th 2020, 12:05 AM 36,684 Views 45 Comments

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

# schools - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system
# Schools
# Schools

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

May 28th 2020, 10:15 PM 21,471 Views 24 Comments

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says
# Social Distancing
# Social Distancing

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

May 28th 2020, 12:04 PM 30,977 Views 72 Comments

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

# schools - Saturday 23 May, 2020

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

May 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 28,460 Views 81 Comments

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

# schools - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?
# Education
# Education

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?

May 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 45,418 Views 152 Comments

Ken Cowley, a parent and business owner, believes it’s time NPHET considered a careful reopening of schools.

# schools - Monday 11 May, 2020

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school

May 11th 2020, 1:03 PM 20,117 Views 21 Comments

Boris Johnson has announced that children could start returning to school in England from 1 June.

# schools - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister

May 10th 2020, 8:36 PM 42,935 Views 100 Comments

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

# schools - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,598 Views 114 Comments

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

# schools - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,670 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# schools - Friday 1 May, 2020

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes
# Education
# Education

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,241 Views 130 Comments

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

# schools - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,748 Views 23 Comments

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

# schools - Saturday 11 April, 2020

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?
# Lineage
From The42
# Lineage

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Apr 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 47,090 Views 90 Comments

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

# schools - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs
# Education
# Education

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 8:55 PM 36,362 Views 9 Comments

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

# schools - Monday 30 March, 2020

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am
# Home School Hub
# Home School Hub

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

Mar 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 52,286 Views 47 Comments

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

# schools - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 115,070 Views 133 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

# schools - Friday 20 March, 2020

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: 'UK's was an economic response to a health emergency' - a school principal from Northern Ireland

Mar 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 41,026 Views 33 Comments

Declan Murray runs a boy’s secondary school in the North and says this week was beyond challenging.

# schools - Thursday 19 March, 2020

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs
# Parliamentary Party
# Parliamentary Party

School closures may be extended into April or May, Taoiseach tells Fine Gael TDs

Mar 19th 2020, 8:52 PM 104,331 Views 86 Comments

Leo Varadkar also spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson this evening.

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure
# Breakfast Clubs
# Breakfast Clubs

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure

Mar 19th 2020, 1:34 PM 13,418 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Education acknowledged that many children rely on programmes such as the breakfast club at their schools.

# schools - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis
# Covid19
# Covid19

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:54 PM 109,852 Views 30 Comments

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

# schools - Friday 13 March, 2020

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks
# New Measures
# New Measures

Coronavirus: From water to electricity, vital services shouldn't be interrupted in the coming weeks

Mar 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 37,011 Views 42 Comments

Public transport will all be running as normal too.

# schools - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Coronavirus: Schools 'actively working on contingency plans' in case of nationwide closures

Mar 12th 2020, 12:02 AM 84,110 Views 103 Comments

No closures have been implemented but this is being constantly reviewed.

# schools - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Debunked: Department of Education says as of now, it is not ordering all schools to close

Mar 10th 2020, 4:30 PM 110,497 Views 75 Comments

Rumours were circulating on WhatsApp and on social media today that all schools nationwide are to be closed.

# schools - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 in Italy: All schools and universities to close until mid-March, sports events to take place without fans until April

Updated Mar 4th 2020, 7:44 PM 69,130 Views 94 Comments

Government ministers met to discuss measures this afternoon.

# schools - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,944 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# schools - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow

Jan 9th 2020, 6:26 PM 12,568 Views 27 Comments

Rallies have been organised at a number of locations including at Leinster House and at the minister’s Donegal constituency offices.

# schools - 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 14,228 Views 40 Comments

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