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# education report
Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.
# Secondary SChools
ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns
The union is balloting members for industrial action.
# Covid-19
Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says
The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.
# new guidelines
Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.
# Secondary SChools
Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together
The six schools are due to open in September 2020.
# Report
Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject
The minister announced last year that he requested a review into the subject’s status.
# Schools
Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded
Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.
# Infection
All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school
The screenings include a skin test and, if needed, blood tests and chest x-rays.
# Incredible years
'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties
The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.
# Secondary SChools
Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation
Some students in exam years have expressed an interest in studying in school during these days but this is not likely to be feasible due to the lack of supervision and insurance requirements.
# Green dinners
The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country
The party wants to provide every schoolchild in the country with at least one hot meal a day.
# food for thought
'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers
One in five teenagers is obese or overweight.
# grand designs
Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs
In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.
# Secondary School
Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession
The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.
# Prefabs
Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014
The Department of Education said the cost renting school accommodation has dropped dramatically in the last four years.
This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent
The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.
# Multi-denominational
Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools
The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.
# Mental Health
National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published
The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.
# Education
Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin
New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.
# Data Protection
Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw
The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.
# Data Protection
Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, can reveal.
# Education
Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn
Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.
# Education
Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?
As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…
# Education
Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances
The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.
# One Year In
The's progress report for the Government: Education
The government promised to deliver a lot of changes in education – but one year in, has it delivered?
# Broadband
All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014
Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.