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#Department of Education

# department-of-education - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term

Jul 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 17,051 Views 27 Comments
  • Poverty campaigners and parents’ groups frequently highlight the cost of going back to school every summer.
  • There are growing fears that the cost-of-living crisis will place an additional burden on parents, Emer Moreau writes.

# department-of-education - Monday 6 June, 2022

Nearly 7,000 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Nearly 7,000 Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools

Jun 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 16,201 Views 8 Comments

Nearly 1,000 children and teens have enrolled in schools here since mid May.

# department-of-education - Monday 16 May, 2022

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools

May 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,556 Views 10 Comments

The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.

# department-of-education - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Schools, colleges and childcare services in nine counties to close tomorrow due to storm warnings
# Storm Eunice
# Storm Eunice

Schools, colleges and childcare services in nine counties to close tomorrow due to storm warnings

Feb 17th 2022, 1:38 PM 149,516 Views 62 Comments

Schools in Clare, Cork, Kerry, Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Waterford and Roscommon will be closed.

# department-of-education - Monday 17 January, 2022

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Over two-thirds of students want hybrid Leaving Cert this year

Jan 17th 2022, 11:23 AM 14,018 Views 16 Comments

There were over 40,900 responses to the survey by the ISSU, with one in three Leaving Cert students responding to the poll.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

INTO clarifies that teachers won't automatically be given medical-grade face masks for classrooms
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

INTO clarifies that teachers won't automatically be given medical-grade face masks for classrooms

Jan 5th 2022, 2:55 PM 25,294 Views 36 Comments

Teachers will have to request the masks from their school’s board of management to obtain them.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
# Education Report
# Education Report

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,748 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

# department-of-education - Monday 6 December, 2021

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow
# Schools Closed
# Schools Closed

Storm Barra: All schools and colleges in counties under Red and Orange warnings to close tomorrow

Updated Dec 6th 2021, 8:15 PM 154,085 Views 66 Comments

Schools, colleges and universities across 12 counties are being told not to open tomorrow because of the approaching storm.

# department-of-education - Monday 29 November, 2021

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Emergency measures to tackle teacher shortages 'perpetuating unequal pay', say teaching unions

Nov 29th 2021, 10:57 PM 22,003 Views 68 Comments

Emergency measures include an increased involvement of student teachers and retired teachers.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,099 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

# department-of-education - Monday 1 November, 2021

Public funding for U2-backed music programme to be reviewed
# Music Generation
# Music Generation

Public funding for U2-backed music programme to be reviewed

Nov 1st 2021, 7:30 AM 35,106 Views 20 Comments

The Music Generation programme teaches children how to perform and play musical instruments.

# department-of-education - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 53,515 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns

# department-of-education - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers

Sep 1st 2021, 12:02 PM 13,170 Views 10 Comments

Fórsa has said that civil servants have claimed the Tánaiste’s commitment to standard pay does not change WRC talks.

# department-of-education - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,545 Views 75 Comments
  • An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
  • Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.

# department-of-education - Monday 21 June, 2021

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic
# School Dinners
# School Dinners

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 21st 2021, 2:24 PM 11,902 Views 17 Comments

The funding is normally not available during the summer.

# department-of-education - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,115 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

# department-of-education - Monday 15 February, 2021

High Court challenge begins against direction to readmit expelled student with special needs
# Courts
# Courts

High Court challenge begins against direction to readmit expelled student with special needs

Feb 15th 2021, 9:15 PM 22,544 Views 0 Comments

The pupil, who has special needs and cannot be identified by order of the court, was expelled in September from a Co Meath school.

# department-of-education - Friday 22 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,833 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

Doubt over Thursday re-opening for special education classes amid 'make or break' talks

Jan 19th 2021, 5:13 PM 41,149 Views 147 Comments

A webinar for teachers was held yesterday where “vitriolic” comments were left about public health experts’ assertion that schools are safe.

# department-of-education - Saturday 16 January, 2021

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes
# Special Education
# Special Education

At-risk SNAs and childcare among final obstacles in resuming special-education classes

Updated Jan 16th 2021, 3:50 PM 44,544 Views 95 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said classes for children with special needs would reopen next Thursday.

# department-of-education - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists
# Education
# Education

Number of sixth year students studying a foreign language falls as STEM gender gap persists

Dec 28th 2020, 9:44 AM 19,451 Views 39 Comments

A report has found that “strong differences can be seen in the percentages of girls and boys when it comes to STEM, particularly when biology is excluded”.

# department-of-education - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,038 Views 20 Comments

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

# department-of-education - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following government review
# Sanitisers
# Sanitisers

Schools told to stop using more than 50 sanitising products following government review

Updated Oct 29th 2020, 7:47 PM 62,164 Views 51 Comments

The Department of Education has told schools that they will be provided with funding to obtain new supplies.

# department-of-education - Friday 23 October, 2020

Schools being asked to check hand sanitiser supplier following recall of brand due to possible 'health concerns'
# Hand Sanitiser
# Hand Sanitiser

Schools being asked to check hand sanitiser supplier following recall of brand due to possible 'health concerns'

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 7:31 AM 93,030 Views 75 Comments

A product recall was issued tonight by the Department of Agriculture on ViraPro hand sanitiser.

# department-of-education - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears
# Schools
# Schools

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

Oct 15th 2020, 3:18 PM 31,908 Views 9 Comments

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

# department-of-education - Friday 9 October, 2020

'No decision made' on extension to school mid-term break to curb virus
# Mid-term Break
# Mid-term Break

'No decision made' on extension to school mid-term break to curb virus

Oct 9th 2020, 12:24 PM 44,830 Views 61 Comments

Government sources say the move is being considered as an option but no decision has been made.

# department-of-education - Monday 14 September, 2020

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Sep 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 50,903 Views 168 Comments

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# department-of-education - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
# School Transport
# School Transport

Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures

Sep 10th 2020, 7:45 AM 22,977 Views 24 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.

# department-of-education - Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
# Results Day
# Results Day

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Sep 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 44,068 Views 23 Comments

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

# department-of-education - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools
# Schools
# Schools

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Aug 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,120 Views 55 Comments

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# department-of-education - Saturday 29 August, 2020

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students
# Schools
# Schools

No clear start date for new guidance counsellors a 'travesty' for students

Aug 29th 2020, 6:15 AM 21,993 Views 17 Comments

The government announced new 120 guidance counsellor posts last month to support students returning to school.

# department-of-education - Friday 28 August, 2020

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis

Aug 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 26,194 Views 32 Comments

A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.

# department-of-education - Friday 21 August, 2020

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
# Schools
# Schools

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

Aug 21st 2020, 9:58 PM 50,660 Views 23 Comments

The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# department-of-education - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Secondary school buses to run at 50% capacity only, government confirms
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Secondary school buses to run at 50% capacity only, government confirms

Aug 20th 2020, 7:13 PM 24,236 Views 48 Comments

The Department of Education said it had taken the decision following advice from NPHET.

# department-of-education - Sunday 16 August, 2020

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope
# Back To School
# Back To School

The mental health system is preparing for a 'tsunami' of cases from young people - staff are worried it can't cope

Aug 16th 2020, 7:15 AM 25,985 Views 19 Comments

Long waiting lists and a disjointed system have already caused major issues.

# department-of-education - Monday 3 August, 2020

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

All children who are not at-risk expected to return to school, and can miss a max of 20 days off school

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 111,023 Views 133 Comments

This includes children whose parents or other relatives may be at risk, or who may be anxious about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# department-of-education - Monday 27 July, 2020

'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today
# Reopening Schools
# Reopening Schools

'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today

Jul 27th 2020, 10:40 AM 58,451 Views 97 Comments

A planning document from the Department of Education will be brought to the cabinet today.

# department-of-education - Friday 24 July, 2020

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan
# Back To School
# Back To School

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

Jul 24th 2020, 1:19 PM 23,113 Views 44 Comments

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

# department-of-education - Friday 17 July, 2020

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 31,759 Views 67 Comments

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

# department-of-education - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union
# INTO
# INTO

Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 51,241 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley says that public health advice will underpin the reopening of and operation of schools.

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