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New tool to help schools improve Digital Capability

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew  tool to help schools improve Digital Capability


The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that the Digital Learning Framework for schools is being made available to all primary and post primary schools from today.

The Framework provides a roadmap to help schools manage the transformation of teaching and learning as a result of new digital technologies.

The framework will: ... click to read full post & comments


Huge Increase in Home-Schooled Children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/07/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingHuge Increase in Home-Schooled Children


Home education of children in Ireland has seen a big increase in the last 5 years, according to figures released by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Numbers of children withdrawn from full time education in recognised schools has almost doubled since 2011, with parents opting ... click to read full post & comments(1)


975 Extra Special Needs Assistants by end 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/07/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Pareting975 Extra Special Needs Assistants by end 2017


7.5% increase in number of SNAs to meet level of need

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, yesterday announced the provision of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants which will be available for allocation to schools over the period September to December 2017, a 7.5% increase, in order to meet the level of assessed demand.

This will bring the total number of Special Needs Assistants to ... click to read full post & comments


'Baptism barrier' coming to an end

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting'Baptism barrier' coming to an end


Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has set out his preferred policy approach for amending primary school admissions legislation on the issue of the role that religion can play in the process.

Minister Bruton made his comments at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill. The issue of the role of religion in school admissions is not currently ... click to read full post & comments


New Digital Strategy Plan for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew Digital Strategy Plan for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., today launched the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 Action Plan 2017.

The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 sets out a clear vision to ... click to read full post & comments


Kerry School to re-open as Community National School

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingKerry School to re-open as Community National School


Announcement in Kerry is first Reconfiguration under Plan by Minister Bruton to Deliver 400 Multi-Denominational and Non-Denominational Schools.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, has welcomed the decision of the Bishop of Kerry, patron of the Two Mile / Cahooreigh NS, to transfer the ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI suspends industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI suspends industrial action


ASTI Statement 10th June

The ASTI is to immediately suspend all industrial action relating to the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) and Junior Certificate reform. The decision was taken by a special convention of ASTI members held ... click to read full post & comments


Forum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced

Posted by Schooldays, on 16/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingForum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced yesterday that he will hold a Forum on the role of Religion in Primary School Admissions on Monday 29th May, as part of a broader consultation process on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Humanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersHumanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools


Educate Together and the Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) have introduced the first ever Humanism lesson plans into Educate Together Primary Schools from First to Fourth Class. The lessons have already been ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of 4 new schools announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersPatronage of 4 new schools announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018.  In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the ... click to read full post & comments


438 Schools to get summer makeover

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics438 Schools to get summer makeover


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (Wednesday) announced that €47 Million would be provided by the Department of Education and Skills, through the summer works scheme, to provide for major improvements in ... click to read full post & comments


Former greyhound stadium bought for new schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/05/2017.
Tags: Education And PoliticsFormer greyhound stadium bought for new schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, has today confirmed that an offer has been made to Bord na gCon to acquire the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross. Bord na gCon today ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/05/2017.
Tags: Education And PoliticsGaeltacht School Recognition Scheme Announced


Following on from the launch of the Department’s Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 last October, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the commencement of the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme.

A circular, accompanied by an information pack, has been issued today to all primary and post-primary schools in Gaeltacht language-planning areas inviting those schools to ... click to read full post & comments


Science & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingScience & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'


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