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# education - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
# Children
# Children

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,128 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

# education - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
# Positive Cases
# Positive Cases

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'

Sep 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,891 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

# education - Monday 23 August, 2021

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
# Back To School
# Back To School

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,569 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# education - Monday 16 August, 2021

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,901 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

# education - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,064 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# education - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

Aug 3rd 2021, 9:22 AM 20,032 Views 8 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

# education - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
# High Court
# High Court

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

Jul 28th 2021, 6:30 PM 18,423 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

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

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,878 Views 6 Comments

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

# education - 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

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,204 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

# education - Monday 19 July, 2021

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year
# Education
# Education

Online learning hub on sexual consent for third level to launch in new academic year

Jul 19th 2021, 1:22 PM 6,736 Views 2 Comments

It will contain material for students and staff in higher level institutions.

# education - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester
# Education
# Education

Harris to seek government approval for 4,600 extra college places for upcoming semester

Jul 13th 2021, 7:56 AM 13,935 Views 18 Comments

There has been a significant increase in demand for college places this year.

# education - Monday 12 July, 2021

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses
# CAO
# CAO

Surge in applications for environment, education, and journalism courses

Jul 12th 2021, 3:37 PM 11,507 Views 5 Comments

There has been a 136% increase in applications from other EU countries, and a 9% increase overall.

# education - Friday 2 July, 2021

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education
# Culture
# Culture

Government supports Bill on including Traveller culture and history in education

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:44 PM 14,303 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said “much remains to be done” in creating a more inclusive and supportive education system.

# education - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities
# Report
# Report

DEIS and non-DEIS schools compare favourably but report highlights inequalities

Jun 30th 2021, 6:10 AM 14,509 Views 4 Comments

There were no significant differences in reports of wellbeing and bullying, however concerns were raised at the higher level of unauthorised absences in DEIS schools.

# education - Monday 14 June, 2021

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 33,054 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
# Reduced Earnings
# Reduced Earnings

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

Jun 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,416 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

# education - 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 22,998 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# education - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
# Midlands
# Midlands

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

May 5th 2021, 12:46 PM 16,834 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

# education - Monday 12 April, 2021

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Teachers' union calls for schools to be kept under 'forensic review' as all students return

Apr 12th 2021, 7:21 AM 14,697 Views 66 Comments

A million students and staff are back in school today.

# education - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history
# LINDA DOYLE
# LINDA DOYLE

'Another glass ceiling has been shattered': Trinity College elects first female provost in 429-year history

Apr 10th 2021, 2:38 PM 34,505 Views 27 Comments

Doyle will take over the role from Patrick Prendergast in August.

# education - 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 54,065 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

# education - 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 27,900 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

# education - Saturday 13 March, 2021

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 65,428 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.

# education - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600
# Education
# Education

Students in Direct Provision no longer have to pay PLC international fees of €3,600

Mar 11th 2021, 12:58 PM 12,799 Views 29 Comments

The contribution fee for Irish students is €200.

# education - 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 23,992 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

CAO system set to be overhauled as government plans to ramp up apprenticeship numbers

Mar 8th 2021, 11:51 AM 13,537 Views 10 Comments

At present the CAO doesn’t include applications for apprenticeships, or some further education traineeships.

# education - 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 36,896 Views 85 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress
# Education
From The42
# Education

'Make sure no players are caught out' - Anti-doping motion explained ahead of GAA Congress

Feb 26th 2021, 4:06 PM 2,682 Views 1 Comment

The GPA is proposing that players must complete online education about anti-doping or face a one-match ban.

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 9,801 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

# education - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

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 27,696 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
# Reopening
# Reopening

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:45 PM 35,461 Views 72 Comments

Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.

# education - Monday 22 February, 2021

'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 21,173 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

# education - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 59,430 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# education - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,217 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

# education - 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 30,435 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.

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue
# Education
# Education

Norma Foley indicates she wants re-opening of schools from March as talks continue

Feb 16th 2021, 12:39 PM 31,172 Views 88 Comments

Talks have been ongoing for weeks between the government and unions.

# education - 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 20,319 Views 24 Comments

Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.

# education - 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 63,084 Views 158 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.

# education - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,558 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

# education - 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 10,937 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

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