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#Schools

# schools - Friday 21 August, 2020

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 25,433 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 125,082 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
From The42
# Put Back

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

Aug 18th 2020, 11:37 AM 5,705 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 25,984 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 20,665 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 67,616 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 35,875 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 47,784 Views 69 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 30,376 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 38,310 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 20,203 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 405,706 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 18,344 Views 15 Comments

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.

# schools - Monday 27 July, 2020

NPHET says a school won't necessarily close if it has a case or cases of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

NPHET says a school won't necessarily close if it has a case or cases of Covid-19

Jul 27th 2020, 10:21 PM 30,629 Views 22 Comments

Guidance is also being prepared for parents if they think their child has a respiratory illness.

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus
# Back To School
# Back To School

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

Jul 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 37,705 Views 44 Comments

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent
# Back To School
# Back To School

Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent

Jul 27th 2020, 6:52 PM 33,514 Views 53 Comments

The plan includes €53 million for 1,000 extra teachers at post-primary level and a €52.2 million school cleaning grant.

'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today
# Reopening Schools
# Reopening Schools

'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today

Jul 27th 2020, 10:40 AM 58,451 Views 97 Comments

A planning document from the Department of Education will be brought to the cabinet today.

# 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 57,348 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 23,112 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 22,322 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 18,999 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 33,781 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 73,436 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 49,972 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 24,309 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 45,049 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 34,579 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 21,591 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 26,704 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 100,665 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 14,746 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 36,719 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 21,492 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 30,987 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 28,493 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 45,424 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 20,127 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 42,941 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 38,655 Views 113 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 17,676 Views 38 Comments

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