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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


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


    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