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The Minister's Easel

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/11/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsThe Minister's Easel


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD invites children in primary school to submit their artwork for display in her office.

Each week, the Minister will select several items of artwork to be placed on the easel in her office, for display. ... click to read full post & comments


No-homework day for all children in Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/11/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNo-homework day for all children in Ireland


Education Minister Norma Foley has announced a no-homework day for all Irish students for working so hard throughout the pandemic.

Some good news for the children of Ireland - a no homework day has been issued for all pupils in the country!

Education Minister Norma Foley has announced a no-homework day for all students without getting in trouble. ... click to read full post & comments


Dedicated special ed classrooms in new school builds

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/11/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsDedicated special ed classrooms in new school builds


Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD, has stated that new school building projects currently sanctioned and all new projects from 2021 onwards will include dedicated rooms and facilities for special classes where needed. Minister Madigan made her remarks as she officially opened the National Council for Special Education’s annual Research Conference.

Officially opening the conference, Minister Madigan said: ... click to read full post & comments


Framework to support roll-out of LC Computer Science

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/11/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Framework to support roll-out of LC Computer Science


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Monday 16 November) announced details of a new industry framework to support the implementation of the subject Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

The framework has been developed by an industry and Department of Education partnership, ... click to read full post & comments


New Upskilling Programmes for Post-primary Teachers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/11/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Upskilling Programmes for Post-primary Teachers


Minister Foley and Minister Harris announce new upskilling programmes for post-primary teachers in mathematics, physics and Spanish
 
The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD ... click to read full post & comments


New Resources Commemorating the Decade of Centenaries

Posted by Schooldayds Newshound, on 22/10/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics New Resources Commemorating the Decade of Centenaries


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD is delighted to announce the launch of the Junior Cycle Decade of Centenaries Research Collection, produced by the Department’s Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) initiative. This research collection was developed as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. ... click to read full post & comments


Survey highlights health and safety concerns of teachers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/10/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsSurvey highlights health and safety concerns of teachers


Findings of a new survey of over 1,500 Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members in the Post Primary and Further/Adult Education sectors highlight a range of concerns around health issues, resources in schools and increased workload. (Click here for full findings).

The Union is insisting on ongoing engagement around the move to Level 5 restrictions ... click to read full post & comments


Applications for patronage of 4 new secondary schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for patronage of 4 new secondary schools


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of four new post-primary schools to be established in September 2021.

Minister Foley said: “This is an unusual and challenging time for school patrons and school communities. ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2021 - increase in investment in education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/10/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2021 - increase in investment in education


  • Budget increases by €410 million to €8.9 billion as special education, DEIS schools and all primary and post-primary schools benefit from new investment.
  • This increase is additional to the ... click to read full post & comments


    Budget 2021 Education Update

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 13/10/2020.
    Tags: Parented Education And PoliticsBudget 2021 Education Update


    The education budget across primary, secondary and third-level is set to climb above €11 billion, the highest ever on record.

    This will include:

  • An additional €2bn to support children with special education needs including ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Harris launches Science Week 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/10/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Harris launches Science Week 2020


    Science Week comes to you: 13 Science Festivals and hundreds of virtual events set to take place to celebrate 25 years of Science Week

    Choosing our future – Science Week set to explore the role science will play in shaping our future

    Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, today joined Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to launch Science Week 2020, ... click to read full post & comments


    Ireland's National School Photography Awards are open

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/10/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsIreland's National School Photography Awards are open


    INSPA 2020/21 sees the fourth open call for Ireland's prestigious National School Photography Awards. INSPA is a national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which introduces Creative Well-being into the lives of primary schools and their communities by engaging with the magic and art of photography.

    This year’s theme ‘Accessible Places | Safer Spaces’ is run in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance and is looking for images that focus on ... click to read full post & comments


    New Training Programme for SNAs

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Training Programme for SNAs


    Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD today announced the launch of a new National Training Programme for Special Needs Assistants. This is the first dedicated national training programme for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs). It will be delivered by UCD and funded by the Department of Education at no cost to the SNA.

    The new online programme for SNAs will begin in January 2021 ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary schools get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 28/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPrimary schools get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day


    The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is calling on primary schools across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day and plant a tree on Thursday, 1st October 2020. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be a Force for Nature” to encourage primary school children around the country to become more active in sustainability and climate issues.
     
    Tetra Pak Tree Day is an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to ... click to read full post & comments


    Priorities to reform special education provision

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPriorities to reform special education provision


    Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD, today announced her key priorities for action to reform and develop special education provision in Ireland.

    Minister Madigan said: “I want to be an advocate for all our students with complex ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI to ballot for industrial action

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI to ballot for industrial action


    The ASTI Central Executive Committee met yesterday and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.
     
    The meeting heard that ASTI members have serious concerns about the ... click to read full post & comments


    Update on Reopening Our Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/08/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsUpdate on Reopening Our Schools


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today provided an update ... click to read full post & comments


    Equal pay is key to recruiting additional Teachers

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/08/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsEqual pay is key to recruiting additional Teachers


    The Government must commit to equal pay for post 2010 entrants to teaching if it is serious about recruiting ... click to read full post & comments


    €375 million plan announced to support re-opening of schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/07/2020.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers€375 million plan announced to support re-opening of schools


    The Government has today announced a €375 plan to support the reopening of primary and secondary schools at the end of August.

    The full details of the ... click to read full post & comments


    Students with Down Syndrome eligible for July Provision

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/07/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsStudents with Down Syndrome eligible for July Provision


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD ... click to read full post & comments


    Back to School Guidelines Published

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/07/2020.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersBack to School Guidelines Published


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the publication of interim public health advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in relation to the re-opening of schools. 

    The interim public health advice is being ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Summer Provision Programme Details announced

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersSummer Provision Programme Details announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath today announced Summer Provision 2020 – a significantly expanded programme for ... click to read full post & comments(3)


    Minister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/06/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance


    Guidance provides a pathway to assist youth organisations with the phased re-introduction of full service provision ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 08/05/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded


    All students to be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date 

    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    All 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 29/04/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsAll 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle


    All third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates for the completion of Junior Cycle by the Department of Education and Skills

    -          Schools given autonomy to assess students and all students to ... click to read full post & comments


    Suite of Resources launched for Children and Parents

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSuite of Resources launched for Children and Parents


    Parents Centre contains information for parents and provides links to a wide range of trusted and high quality online resources ... click to read full post & comments


    Digital supports announced for exam students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/04/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsDigital supports announced for exam students


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today ) announced a special €10 million fund to support the purchase of technology and devices for ... click to read full post & comments


    UNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/03/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsUNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis


    In response to a surge in school and university closures to contain the spread of COVID-19, ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/03/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions


    The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union welcomes the decision to close schools and centres of education as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of ... click to read full post & comments


    Young Social Innovators Calls on Young People

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/03/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsYoung Social Innovators Calls on Young People


    More than 6,000 young people to take part in national Speak Out Tour and bring creative solutions to urgent social issues

    Building a nationwide movement of creative, caring and engaged citizens among Ireland’s young people ... click to read full post & comments


    From Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/02/2020.
    Tags: Education And Politics ParentingFrom Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year


    From September all post-primary schools will offer History and all students entering first year will study the subject

    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the arrangements to be put in place in order to ... click to read full post & comments


    New programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020


    Webwise launches free resource to support digital literacy in schools

    Supporting young people to use the internet in a positive way is an integral part of empowering them to become ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI Ballot Over Unequal Pay

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI Ballot  Over Unequal Pay


    The ASTI Central Executive Council has voted to ballot the union’s 17,000-plus members on industrial action over the unequal pay of teachers who entered the profession since 2010.

    The ASTI took industrial action, including strike action, over unequal pay in 2016. ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    FÓRSA decides to defer industrial action

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/01/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsFÓRSA decides to defer industrial action


    Statement by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD:

    “I welcome the decision by the FÓRSA trade union to defer strike action and to re-enter ... click to read full post & comments


    €50m in ICT Grant Funding for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/01/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And Politics€50m in ICT Grant Funding for Schools


    Minister announces fourth year of funding under Project Ireland 2040 which takes total spend on Digital Strategy for Schools ICT Infrastructure Fund to €160m

    All schools will receive grants to purchase key technology such as tablets, ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Additional funding of €1 million for DEIS schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/01/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsAdditional funding of €1 million for DEIS schools


    More than 15,000 pupils across more than 100 primary schools to benefit from the increased investment

    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today ... click to read full post & comments


    More students to be educated through Irish

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/12/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingMore students to be educated through Irish


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced plans for the development of the first, comprehensive Irish-medium ... click to read full post & comments


    New primary school for Rathcoole

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/12/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew primary school for Rathcoole


    Patronage survey for four other new primary schools to be established in 2020 extended ... click to read full post & comments


    HEA call to support teachers to upskill in subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/12/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsHEA call to support teachers to upskill in subjects


    HEA issues call to higher education institutions to develop courses for existing teachers to qualify to teach ... click to read full post & comments


    Ministers Announce 3,000 New Student Places

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/12/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinisters Announce 3,000 New Student Places


    €24 million Government funding under new Human Capital Initiative creates additional ... 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(1)


    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





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