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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 pay discrimination.

TUI has once again highlighted the damage inflicted on the education system by pay discrimination. The Union is frustrated by the Government’s inaction on this critical issue and is calling for real engagement from Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh.

The ballot result makes clear that members are united in solidarity with new ... 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


    New Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/09/2019.
    Tags: Teacher Education And PoliticsNew Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced


  • The number of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools will double to 300, with an additional 150 schools joining the initial pilot group.

  • 77 additional primary and post-primary schools will join the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters to collaborate on innovative arts and creative learning projects in their local areas.

  • Three new Local Creative Youth Partnerships will be piloted in ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister publishes Education Bill 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/09/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsMinister publishes Education Bill 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has published the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019.  The draft legislation reflects the ... click to read full post & comments


    3 Catholic primary schools re-open as multi-denominational

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics3 Catholic primary schools re-open as multi-denominational


    Education and Training Boards Ireland have said that three formerly Catholic schools are among ten primary schools that will open for the first time, or reopen, as Community National Schools for this new academic year. These three schools will ... 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


    Patronage applications invited for 6 New Post-primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsPatronage applications invited for 6 New Post-primary Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (19th August) invited applications for the patronage of six new post-primary schools to be established in September 2020.

    Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement in April 2018 that the Government was making a major investment in education with the establishment of 42 ... 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


    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


    2nd Progress report on the Action Plan for Education 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics2nd Progress report on the Action Plan for Education 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (Friday 2 August) announced the publication of the Action Plan for Education 2019 Quarter 2 Progress Report.

    The Action Plan – Cumasú emphasises empowering through learning. It highlights the significant strategic reform programme under way in the education and training sector. This enables the Department to respond in an agile way to the demands of today’s society at ... click to read full post & comments


    First Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection Reports

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/06/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsFirst  Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection Reports


    The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has today published 11 Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports and 11 Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports on its website.

    The reports arise from the new Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model introduced by ... click to read full post & comments


    Progress Report on the Action Plan for Education 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/05/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsProgress Report on the Action Plan for Education 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (Tuesday 30 April) welcomed the publication of the Action Plan for Education 2019 Quarter 1 progress report.

    The Action Plan – Cumasú is based on the idea of empowering through learning. The Plan highlights the significant strategic ... click to read full post & comments


    New project to teach Irish through other subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersNew project to teach Irish through other subjects


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today, 23 April, announced a new project to support the learning of Irish through PE and other subjects.

    The three-year pilot, using the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, will be developed in two phases. It will be open to 22 ... click to read full post & comments


    Grants available under Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/04/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants available  under  Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has invited applications for grants under the established Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019.

    The purpose of the scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to established, smaller-scale, non-mainstream music education/community music initiatives with limited or no access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    New School Inclusion Model Trial announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics ParentingNew School Inclusion Model Trial announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the trialling of the School Inclusion Model – a new model of support for students with special educational and additional care needs.

    The School Inclusion Model, supported by €4.75m funding allocated in Budget 2019, aims to build schools’ capacity to include children with additional needs and to ... click to read full post & comments


    Action Plan for Education 2019 launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/03/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsAction Plan for Education 2019 launched


    An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. today (Thursday, 7 March) launched the Action Plan for Education 2019 in the National College of Art and Design.

    The Action Plan sets out more than 280 deliverable actions for this year with the ambition to ... click to read full post & comments


    €50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/03/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools


    Minister McHugh has announce the third year of funding under Project Ireland 2040 takes total spend on
    Digital Strategy for Schools ICT Infrastructure Fund to €110m.

    All schools will receive grants to purchase ... click to read full post & comments


    New Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced additional safeguards for child protection in schools with the introduction ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersIncrease in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. announced today that the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for Leaving Certificate examinations which was ... click to read full post & comments


    Consultation on exemptions from Irish in schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingConsultation on exemptions from Irish in schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced that record numbers of submissions from the public have been received to the consultation on exemptions from the study of Irish in schools.

    Over 2,100 responses had been submitted to the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Engagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/12/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsEngagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today welcomed the engagement of the GAA with the new Leaving Certificate Physical Education subject.

    Today, the GAA announced the launch of a new web-based resource which it developed in ... click to read full post & comments


    €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools


    “Funding of more than €40 million for Summer Works projects in 2019 will see major improvements in primary and post-primary schools across the country,” says Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D.

    Announcing the list of ... click to read full post & comments


    Safety Works completed in 3 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersSafety Works completed in 3 Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has confirmed that precautionary measures at classrooms in Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School, St Luke’s National School Tyrrelstown and ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/11/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure


    “Proposal does not achieve equal pay” – ASTI President
     
    ASTI members have voted to reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    €29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that the Minor Works Grant of €29m in total will be paid to all ... click to read full post & comments


    Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsChanges to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019


    Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have today (1st November 2018) announced significant changes to the Leaving Certificate examination appeals process from 2019. The changes will mean that, in future, students who appeal the results of the Leaving Certificate will be ... click to read full post & comments(6)


    Patronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TechersPatronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new post-primary schools to be established in 2019. In all cases, the Minister accepted the ... click to read full post & comments


    Two more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 23/10/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersTwo more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns


    Tyrrelstown Educate Together School and St Luke's, National SchoolTyrrelstown were assessed today as part of a programme of structural checks being undertaken on schools built by Western Building Systems.Following advice from a consultant structural engineer and in ... click to read full post & comments


    Budget 2019 Education Update

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/10/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2019 Education Update


    Education budget will increase by €674 million to €10.8 billion in 2019, a 6.7% increase 

    Budget-2019-Education-Update

  • Over 1,300 additional posts in schools will be funded including ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPrimary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres


    Primary school students to benefit from STEM activities beyond the classroom as part of the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths programme

    Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., today announced five new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Centres under the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) programme. The five new centres will bring the ... click to read full post & comments


    Launch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsLaunch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced the launch of the School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

    Nine schools from across the country are participating in the initial pilot phase taking place over the coming school year.

    The Step Up Project focuses on supporting schools to ‘step up’ in the delivery of the new ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools Network of Creative Clusters Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsSchools Network of Creative Clusters Announced


    Creative Cluster approach is part of the Schools Excellence Fund and the Creative Ireland Programme.

    68 schools to use art and creativity to address shared challenges and to achieve better learning outcomes.


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (20th of September) announced that 68 schools have been selected to ... click to read full post & comments


    Campaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCampaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today (17th September 2018) launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of foreign languages and announced new funding for teacher upskilling and school language ... click to read full post & comments


    €11.9 billion Investment in Education announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics€11.9 billion Investment in Education announced


    The Government has announced a major package of investment in education under Project Ireland 2040, the government’s €116 billion investment and development plan for the next decade.

    This major investment will underpin the implementation of the Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Bruton, which is the government’s plan to make the ... click to read full post & comments


    An Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAn Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools


    The largest patron of Irish-medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta (AFP) has today (13.09.18) announced that it intends to apply for the patronage of 13 new primary schools due to open in 2019. The new schools were confirmed by the ... click to read full post & comments


    Additional Psychologists for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAdditional Psychologists for Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that 19 educational psychologists, including ten new posts, will be recruited to work with schools all ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIncrease in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. has announced a 25% increase in the number of Foreign Language Assistants, bringing the total number available to schools from this September to 140. These additional Foreign Language Assistants are being provided to schools to ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Leaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingLeaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni


    The Leaving Certificate programme is failing to adequately prepare students for university studies, according to new research published today by the Institute of Education at Dublin City University.

    In a survey of over 300 first-year DCU students across a ... click to read full post & comments


    Wellbeing Policy for Schools Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/07/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsWellbeing Policy for Schools Launched


    The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (20th of July) launched his Department’s Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice 2018-2023, fulfilling a ... click to read full post & comments


    New Local School access Law

    Posted by Schooldays NewsHound, on 16/07/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsNew Local School access Law


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., on Wednesday, the 11th of July 2018 welcomed the passage of the ... click to read full post & comments


    Contractor appointed to complete schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersContractor appointed to complete schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (25th of June 2018) welcomed the confirmation from DIF and the Project Lenders that arrangements are being put in place for the appointment of a replacement contractor to:

  • Facilitate the completion of the three most advanced schools - Loreto College, Wexford; Coláiste Raithín, Bray, and ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents Invited to Choose School Patronage

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsParents Invited to Choose School Patronage


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has invited parents in four areas to express their preference in relation to the patronage of four post-primary schools to be established in 2019.

    Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new ... click to read full post & comments



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