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Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReview of Relationships and Sexuality Education


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today ... click to read full post & comments


Thomond wins €10,000 for STEM Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsThomond wins €10,000 for STEM Education


BD RCI awards €24,000 in educational funding to secondary schools across ... click to read full post & comments


Christian Brothers Redress Contribution Completed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsChristian Brothers Redress Contribution Completed


The Department of Education and Skills has today (Monday 9th December) confirmed ... click to read full post & comments


36 Regional Officers elected to ISSU

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics36 Regional Officers elected to ISSU


From the 15th of October to the 29th of November the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) hosted, ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI to issue directive on SLAR meetings

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI to issue directive on SLAR meetings


ASTI members have voted to authorise the ASTI to issue a directive on the scheduling of Subject Learning and ... click to read full post & comments


Our Voices Our Schools Online Resource

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsOur Voices Our Schools Online Resource


Following two years of work, the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive today launched their toolkit Our Voices Our Schools at Collins Barracks.

Our Voices Our Schools was created as a result of young people around the ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2019

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFeeder Schools Lists published for 2019


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2019 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.

To view the information on your school for the last ten years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


Ireland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIreland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Tuesday 3 December 2019) welcomed the 2018 OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results which show Ireland’s 15 year-olds are among the best in - ... click to read full post & comments


‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Parenting‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers


Minister for Health Simon Harris TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion ... click to read full post & comments


Traveller Participation in Higher Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingTraveller Participation in Higher Education


Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, launched the Action Plan to Promote Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The Minister was joined at the launch, held in TU Dublin, by several third level students and recent graduates ... click to read full post & comments


€30 million Investment in 405 Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics€30 million Investment in 405 Schools


New Climate Action focus for Summer Works Scheme

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 25 November 2019) announced a €30million package for 405 schools ... click to read full post & comments


What Works Initiative announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsWhat Works Initiative announced


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce funding of €1,514,000 under the What Works initiative to support the ... click to read full post & comments


Applications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of new primary schools to be established in September 2020.

Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement on ... click to read full post & comments


Minister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today visited the recently expanded Apple campus in Cork and observed the ongoing work of the Apple school engagement programme which ... click to read full post & comments


South Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSouth Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today urged principals, boards of management and patrons across south Dublin to offer to increase places for children with special needs.

The Minister made the call as he ... click to read full post & comments


Grants of €29 Million for Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants of €29 Million for Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced €29 million in grants for primary schools for Minor Works.

The money will be paid to all primary schools in the first half of ... click to read full post & comments


Students Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert


New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year. A study presenting their viewpoints shows that ... click to read full post & comments


tess Launches Every School Day Counts

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting Teacherstess Launches Every School Day Counts


Tusla Education Support Service or tess is launching its first national, School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.

Each school ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Publication of Regional Enrolment Projections

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublication of Regional Enrolment Projections


Pupil numbers in primary schools in Dublin are projected to fall by 28% by 2036 while those in the Mid-East will fall by just 12.7%.

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 28th October 2019) welcomed the publication of a new statistical report which ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Minister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative


An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. welcomes initiative to bring up to 60 students from four schools, north and south, to an event at the Clock Tower in the ... click to read full post & comments


AbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsAbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched


Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, joined students and representatives of the global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie at a special educational event at St Naul’s National School in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College


Those from Better Off Financial Backgrounds Still More Likely to Go to College

Progress has been made in delivering on the national priority of increasing access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


DCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/10/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersDCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits


A Dublin City University study shows a notable improvement in children’s sleep behaviours by implementing a short school and home-based programme.

The link between inadequate sleep levels in children and poor engagement with school is ... click to read full post & comments


Mandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members have voted by a margin of 92% to 8% to endorse the Union’s mandate for industrial action, up to and including strike action, as part of the campaign to end ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2020 Education Update

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2020 Education Update


Over €11 billion will be provided to the Department of Education and Skills in 2020.

This will include:

  • 150 new mainstream teaching posts in schools and investment of €1.9 billion in special education. 
  • 400 additional posts to ... click to read full post & comments


    64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results


    64,330 students Junior Certificate students will receive the results today. The results results are being released later in the year than usual, and for the first time students will receive them on ... click to read full post & comments


    Dept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo


    Statement from Department of Education on Storm Lorenzo

    A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will be in place from ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Requests History be given Special Core Status

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/10/2019.
    Tags: Parents TeachersMinister Requests History be given Special Core Status


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday October 1) announced that he has requested History to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle.

    Minister McHugh took the decision after giving full consideration to a review of the optional status of History under the new Framework ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Supply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationSupply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister


    Up to 90 schools in six areas in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Cork and Galway targeted under a new initiative to ease supply pressure for substitute vacancies at primary level.

    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Thursday 26 September) announced six panels to be created around the country to help answer demand for substitute teachers.

    As part of the pilot programme up to 18 teachers will be hired on full-time contracts to work ... click to read full post & comments


    Views on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationViews on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 23 September) announced that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.

    Minister McHugh is seeking the views of education partners on proposed guidelines for the notifications.

    Following consultation over recent months between officials from the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


    New Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingNew Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls


    In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day.

    Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young women – particularly teenagers – to cycle while recognising and ... click to read full post & comments


    First Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationFirst Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has welcomed 36 student teachers who have begun studying the new Irish-medium Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching - Initial Teacher Education Programme) at Marino Institute of Education.

    The B.Ed. will be delivered entirely through Irish – a first for an initial teacher education degree programme for ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September


    The 2019 Post-Appeal Leaving Certificate Results will be available on the Examinations Commission website from 10 am on Wednesday ... click to read full post & comments


    Junior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October


    According to RTE, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed that the Junior Certificate Results will be issued this year on Friday 4th ... click to read full post & comments


    National Primary School Photography Awards

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNational Primary School Photography Awards


    INSPA 2019/20 sees the third open call for Ireland's prestigious National School Photography Awards (INSPA). INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all ... click to read full post & comments


    Immediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/08/2019.
    Tags: TeachersImmediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI


    The Government must take immediate action to deliver on commitments made in April 2019 regarding new entrant pay in teaching. Commenting today, ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said that ... click to read full post & comments


    'Reinstate School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/08/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And Politics'Reinstate  School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland


    Children’s Books Ireland is calling on the government to reinstate the school library grant which was abolished in Budget 2008. Valued at approximately €2.2m, the grant from the Department of Education and Skills was instrumental in helping schools to ... click to read full post & comments


    Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/08/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

    Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland.

    The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school children about Europe through creative activities and projects that complement the national primary curriculum. Each participating class carries out projects on history, geography, the Institutions of the EU, culture ... click to read full post & comments


    HPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept


    The HPV vaccine for boys will be rolled out next month with parents being urged to protect their sons from cancer.
    There are 3 vaccines offered to children in their first year of secondary school to ... click to read full post & comments


    36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And Politics36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project


    The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., announced that 36 primary schools (with over 6,600 pupils) have been selected for the Hot School Meals Pilot Project, an initiative to provide a hot meal to primary school children on a pilot basis from September. This pilot scheme for hot school dinners was ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    17 Schools require remedial work before Sept

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers17 Schools require remedial work before Sept


    Engineers have identified structural flaws in 17 school buildings (list below) that will require temporary works to be carried out in coming weeks in order to ensure that they are safe for pupils and staff to return to in September. The 17 schools are in addition to  ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Leaving Cert Results 2019 are out!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results 2019 are out!


    Almost 59,000 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results today. Results will be available from schools or online on the State Examinations Commission website at 10 am. This is the first year the ... click to read full post & comments


    New Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday August 12) announced new criteria for schools to grant students an exemption from ... click to read full post & comments


    Students Should Not Be Forced To Sit State Exams During Medical Emergencies

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/07/2019.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingStudents Should Not Be Forced To Sit State Exams During Medical Emergencies


    The Irish Second-Level Student`s Union (ISSU) is calling on the Department of Education & Skills and the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to put in place a provision allowing students who are experiencing medical emergencies at the time of their Leaving Certificate exams, so that they have the option to defer the exams and sit them in July along with students who deferred exams due to bereavement.

    President of the ISSU, Ciara Fanning commented on the issue, saying “We at the ISSU want students to be able to reach their true potential in the education system. This means allowing students to be in a fit state mentally and physically, whilst sitting the exams that are the culmination of 6 years of second-level education. In no way should ... click to read full post & comments



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