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The School Expo 2018 RDS

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/02/2018.
Tags: Teachers ParentsThe School Expo 2018 RDS


The School Expo 2018 will be hosted on Saturday, March 10th at the RDS.

An exciting new event bringing all involved in Education in Ireland together. Listen to incredible Main Stage Speakers covering many of the key crucial current areas in education, attend ... 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)


New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/02/2018.
Tags: Teachers New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018.

The new ‘Be in Ctrl’ resource has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support ... click to read full post & comments


Teacher Career Breaks under scrutiny

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/01/2018.
Tags: TeachersTeacher Career Breaks under scrutiny


Minister Bruton's speech at IPPN

As part of the government’s plan to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade, we have prioritized investment in education with total investment in education up by €1 Billion since I was appointed Minister.

Teachers and principals play a vital role in Irish Society. The quality of our teachers and leaders is the number one factor which will ... click to read full post & comments


Career Guidance Review Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2018.
Tags: TeachersCareer Guidance Review Announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced a review of career guidance in post-primary schools, further education and training centres and higher education institutions.

The purpose of the review is to ensure that ... click to read full post & comments


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


40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
Tags: Teachers Parenting40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020


40 schools will be first to start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September.

Minister Bruton today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in ... click to read full post & comments(2)


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


Children Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
Tags: TeachersChildren Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus


37 pieces of colourful paintings were on display today at a special exhibition at Wood Quay Venue to launch the Dublin Bus Children’s Art Calendar 2018.

The pieces, created by primary school children from 25 schools across the Greater Dublin Area, ... 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


Weather closes some schools on 11th December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersWeather closes some schools on 11th December


With a Status Orange low temperature warning in place for the country, some parts of the country will see severe frost, ice and lying snow with the potential for temperatures to plummet to -8 degrees.

According to RTE, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills has said ... 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


Teaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 04/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticwsTeaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised


Minister Bruton launches key strategic policy to prepare Ireland for Brexit.

Targeted measures for improving fluency, increasing the number of languages taught, increasing immersion programmes.


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today launched the ... 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


New Multilingual Education Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew Multilingual Education Initiative


Pilot schools announced in Dublin and Kildare

The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, (AFP), has today (23.11.17) launched a major new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in ... 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


New primary maths curriculum open for consultation

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew primary maths curriculum open for consultation


The primary maths curriculum is undergoing a review - it's first since 1999. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has published the draft of the proposed new curriculum for junior infants to second class. No date has been set for the implementaiton of the new curriculum in schools but it is ... click to read full post & comments


Unique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersUnique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017


Aaron Hannon, from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo was this afternoon named the overall winner of SciFest 2017, for his project EnableArm – a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity and will go on to ... click to read full post & comments


So, how was school today? New research launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSo, how was school today? New research launched


Young people respond in their thousands to have their say about school

Comhairle na nÓg study by young people is a first


Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Minister Richard Bruton TD launched the ‘So, how was school today?’ report. A ground breaking piece of research carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement


ASTI members have voted to reject the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 by 51.5% to 48.5%.
 
Commenting on the result of the ballot, ASTI President Ger Curtin said that by rejecting the Agreement, ASTI members continue to stand up for their most ... 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


SNAs vote for industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingSNAs vote for industrial action


IMPACT’s 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs) members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over recurring delays, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish SNA allocations before the end of the academic year.

In a nationwide ballot of four SNA branches, 97% backed industrial action, up to and including ... click to read full post & comments(1)


School Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties


Status Red policy to stand down services will be implemented in five counties on Monday  
 
School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will ... click to read full post & comments


Resilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersResilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools


Training in Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management Programme is now available to all teachers in all DEIS primary schools and in the Friends Programme for teachers in all DEIS primary and post-primary schools

The Minister for Education & Skills Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. announced that, for the first time, all teachers in ... 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)


Minimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed

Posted by Schooldays Newshoun, on 04/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingMinimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the minimum entry requirements for primary initial teacher education programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

In addition to the points required for entry to programmes of primary initial teacher education, the Department of Education and Skills specifies minimum entry requirements in the ... click to read full post & comments


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


Food revolt at Irish school

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersFood revolt at Irish school


A FOOD REVOLT took place at an Irish school where steamed fruit and vegetables protested against being let go to waste - as world hunger levels rise to new alarming levels.

Pupils at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles ... click to read full post & comments


An Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersAn Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched


The new Climate Ambassador Programme of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit was launched on Monday, September 18.  This exciting new programme focuses on identifying individuals ... 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


Junior Cert Results are out

Posted by SchoolDays.ie on 13/09/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are out


Over 61,5000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today which is an increase of 2.3% on last year.

Four students received top marks of 12 As while 54 received 11 As. 240 students got 10As which represents a drop of ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI recommends rejection of Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI recommends rejection of Agreement


The ASTI Central Executive Council is recommending that its members reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020. The union will ballot its members on the proposed Agreement in ... click to read full post & comments


Fire Safety Lapses found in some schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2017.
Tags: Education An Politics Parenting TeachersFire Safety Lapses found in some schools


The Department of Education and Skills announced on 1st September that it is publishing a public tender notice on the Governments e-tenders website to commission fire safety audits of a representative sample of up to 25 schools constructed over the last 20 years.

The tender for appointment of fire safety consultants will be completed by the mid October. It is expected that the first set of Fire Safety Audit Reports will be ... click to read full post & comments


The Leaving Cert Results are out!

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersThe Leaving Cert Results are out!


Nearly 60.000 students will be receiving results today under the new leaving certificate marking system. Under the new grading system, CAO points will be awarded for any score of 30% or more on a Higher Level paper. Previously a minimum of 40% was required.

The previous system of As, Bs and Cs has been replaced by a a new grading system, which reduces the number of different grades awarded from 14 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


ASTI advises rejection of Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI  advises rejection of Public Service Stability Agreement


The ASTI Standing Committee today decided to advise the union’s Central Executive Council to recommend to ASTI members that they reject the draft Public Service Stability Agreement.

Under ASTI rules, pay agreements must be ... 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