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New School to Champion Self-Directed Learning

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2018.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew School to Champion Self-Directed Learning


A school with a very different approach to education for children aged 5-18 is set to open in Sligo this September.

According to one of the school's founders, Maura Duignan, the Sligo Sudbury School aims to provide a democratic educational ... click to read full post & comments


Minister to increase Multi and Non-Denominational Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/05/2018.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsMinister to increase  Multi and Non-Denominational Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T. D. today (Monday, 28th of May) announced that surveys of parents of pre-school children in 16 areas across the country are ... click to read full post & comments


Specialised Therapists for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/05/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingSpecialised Therapists for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., and the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris T.D. today (14th May, 2018) launched the first ever project to provide in-school and pre-school therapy services. The project will be ... click to read full post & comments


Baptism barrier in schools to be lifted

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/05/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBaptism barrier in schools to be lifted


Amendment to Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 on the role of religion in school admissions approved by government

Oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion, minority religions protected

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has today (Wednesday, 9th of May 2018) published ... click to read full post & comments


Public Consultations for Career Guidance Review

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2018.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublic Consultations for Career Guidance Review


The Department of Education and Skills has committed in the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the Action Plan for Education 2016-2019, to commence an independent review of existing career guidance tools and ... click to read full post & comments


New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, today announced that his Department has published a circular setting out a new approach to the arrangements that are made for religious instruction and worship in Education and Training Board (ETB) and Community Post Primary schools.

ETB and Community Post Primary schools are ... click to read full post & comments


Creative Schools Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCreative Schools Launched


Minister Bruton and Minister Madigan today launched Creative Schools, a central initiative of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, which puts the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. They encouraged schools right across the State to apply to be part of the initiative. 

Up to 150 schools across the country, will participate in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Action Plan for Education 2018 Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAction Plan for Education 2018 Launched


Over 370 Actions to make Ireland’s Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026

Government prioritises innovation, school leadership & tackling disadvantage ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Statement by Department on construction firm collapse

Posted by Schoioldays Newshound, on 17/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersStatement by Department on construction firm collapse


The Department of Education and Skills is aware of the compulsory liquidation of Carillion, announced this morning. ... click to read full post & comments


Changes to Support Leaders in Schools announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersChanges to Support Leaders in Schools announced


1,300 extra promotion posts for leadership in post primary schools

Minister Bruton highlights exciting leadership opportunities for teachers ... click to read full post & comments


Evaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersEvaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D., today announced and responded to the publication of an independent evaluation of the Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) programme. ... click to read full post & comments


Digital Learning Planning Guidelines Published

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersDigital Learning Planning Guidelines Published


Digital Learning Planning Guidelines have been developed and are now available to both Primary and Post-Primary schools.

These Guidelines outline a step by step process of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


School Excellence Fund - Digital launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics School Excellence Fund - Digital launched


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has launched the School Excellence Fund – Digital in the Lego Education Innovation Studio in DCU.

All schools are being invited to apply to become part of ... click to read full post & comments


New Child Protection Procedures for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Child Protection Procedures for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD welcomed the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015 and announced that his Department has published new child protection procedures for schools which take ... click to read full post & comments


PE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersPE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year


Schools are today invited to apply to the Department of Education and Skills to take Physical Education as a full, examinable Leaving Certificate subject. This announcement is part of Government’s overall emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles. 
 
Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton today announced that a new, examinable Leaving Certificate subject ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsFeeder Schools Lists published for 2017


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2017 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 five years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Irish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIrish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today launched the 2016 PIRLS (The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) report, which shows that Ireland’s primary school children are best in Europe and OECD countries for reading skills. ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersGaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018


Nearly 80% of primary schools and 96% of post primary schools in the Gaeltacht, plan to achieve Gaeltacht school status

Investment in Gaeltacht education to ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History


Gap between DEIS and non-DEIS schools has nearly halved since 2001. Ireland 2nd in EU28 for percentage of people aged 20-24 with at least upper-secondary education

Minister Bruton will today publish a report by the Department of Education and Skills on school retention in Ireland which show that ... click to read full post & comments


€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshouind, on 13/11/2017.
Tags: Teaching Education And Politics€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools


Over 35 schools all over the country given funding to pilot innovative approaches to tackling educational disadvantage.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today launched the pilot phase of the ... click to read full post & comments


The 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersThe 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework


Minister Bruton Announces 50 schools Participating in Trial of the Digital Learning Framework

The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2018 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2018 Education Update


Education spending within the Budget of €10 billion represents 16.6% of total spending and an incease of €554 million on last year's budget allocation

Here is a summary of Budget 2018 released today as it impacts on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


New nutrition standards for school meals

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew nutrition standards for school meals


The Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection today jointly launched new Nutrition Standards for the State’s School Meals Programme. These will ensure the ... click to read full post & comments


Largest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLargest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., will today (Friday, 22nd Sept 2017) officially open Coláiste na Coiribe, Knocknacarra which is one of the largest Irish-medium post-primary schools in the country. The Minister will also open over 20 classrooms, spread out over ... click to read full post & comments


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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