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ISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is continually striving for the clarity needed on the 2020 State Examinations contingency plan.

In response to the release of our ISSU State Examinations 2020 survey report ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Guidance on Continuity of Schooling

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Continuity of Schooling


The Department of Education has published a document titled 'Guidance on Continuity of Schooling - for primary and post-primary Schools'.

All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. ... click to read full post & comments(6)


New Allocation Model for SNAs deferred

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Allocation Model for SNAs deferred


The Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for ... click to read full post & comments


Temporary SNA Assignmenst Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education & PoliticsTemporary SNA Assignmenst Announced


All Special Needs Assistants to be available for work in some essential public services

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced ... click to read full post & comments


SciFest@College competition to go online

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/03/2020.
Tags: TeachersSciFest@College competition to go online


Ireland’s most inclusive science event continues online so students can still take part despite Covid-19 restrictions

Competition entrants asked to upload their projects for online judging

Teachers are asked to encourage their students to continue to work on their projects.

30 March 2020 – Over 3,000 students registered for SciFest 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


School meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak


Government has today (Thursday 26 March 2020) issued schools with updated guidance to help them operate the School Meals Programme amid ... click to read full post & comments


Minister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April


According to RTE, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed that schools will not be reopening in the short term. 

RTE reports that the Minister was speaking on GalwayBay FM when he said that schools will not be opening immediately after 29 March and there should be ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance ... click to read full post & comments


Schools to close from today until 29th March

Posted by on 12/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to close from today until 29th March


The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the country's schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Coronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 10/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCoronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point


Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills - 10th March 2020

The Department of Education and Skills is liaising closely with the Department of Health on a continuing basis.

Any decision to close schools will be made on public health advice. There is ... 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


Secondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link


RTE is reporting this evening that a secondary school in the East of the country is to close for 14 days ... click to read full post & comments


Revised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus

Posted by SchooldDays Newshound on 26/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRevised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus


Updated 1/3/2020 - Secondary school to close for 14 day incubation period - read more HERE.

Read updated article 28th February HERE



The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on ... click to read full post & comments


Most Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed


Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2019 ... 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


Fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingFewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!


In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day.

Why are young women avoiding the bike as a means of transport? Research undertaken by ... 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


Secondary School Strike Action 4th February

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/01/2020.
Tags: TeachersSecondary School Strike Action 4th February


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members will take strike action on Tuesday, 4th February over the ... click to read full post & comments


New School Rules on Admissions

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingNew School Rules on Admissions


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D has today (Wednesday 15th January 2020) announced new rules are coming into effect at the start of February in relation to admission to schools.

The Minister has signed a Commencement Order in respect ... click to read full post & comments(2)


€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)


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


Patronage of six new post-primary schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingPatronage of six new post-primary schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the patronage of ... 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


Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReview of Relationships and Sexuality Education


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today ... 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


Our Voices Our Schools Online Resource

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsOur Voices Our Schools Online Resource


Following two years of work, the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive today launched their toolkit Our Voices Our Schools at Collins Barracks.

Our Voices Our Schools was created as a result of young people around the ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2019

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFeeder Schools Lists published for 2019


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2019 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 ten years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


Ireland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIreland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Tuesday 3 December 2019) welcomed the 2018 OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results which show Ireland’s 15 year-olds are among the best in - ... click to read full post & comments


‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Parenting‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers


Minister for Health Simon Harris TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion ... click to read full post & comments


Traveller Participation in Higher Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingTraveller Participation in Higher Education


Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, launched the Action Plan to Promote Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The Minister was joined at the launch, held in TU Dublin, by several third level students and recent graduates ... click to read full post & comments


€30 million Investment in 405 Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics€30 million Investment in 405 Schools


New Climate Action focus for Summer Works Scheme

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 25 November 2019) announced a €30million package for 405 schools ... click to read full post & comments


What Works Initiative announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsWhat Works Initiative announced


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce funding of €1,514,000 under the What Works initiative to support the ... click to read full post & comments


Applications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of new primary schools to be established in September 2020.

Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement on ... click to read full post & comments


Minister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today visited the recently expanded Apple campus in Cork and observed the ongoing work of the Apple school engagement programme which ... click to read full post & comments


South Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSouth Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today urged principals, boards of management and patrons across south Dublin to offer to increase places for children with special needs.

The Minister made the call as he ... click to read full post & comments


Grants of €29 Million for Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants of €29 Million for Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced €29 million in grants for primary schools for Minor Works.

The money will be paid to all primary schools in the first half of ... click to read full post & comments


Students Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert


New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year. A study presenting their viewpoints shows that ... click to read full post & comments


tess Launches Every School Day Counts

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting Teacherstess Launches Every School Day Counts


Tusla Education Support Service or tess is launching its first national, School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.

Each school ... click to read full post & comments(1)





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