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# education - Today’s News

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

# education - Monday 14 September, 2020

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

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

# education - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# education - Monday 7 September, 2020

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

# education - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school

Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.

# education - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.

# education - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.

# education - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school

The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says Covid-19 This post contains videos

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# education - Friday 21 August, 2020

Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge'

The Minister for Education said that parents of eligible children who make alternative transport arrangements “will be recompensed”.

# education - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# education - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

# education - Monday 17 August, 2020

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# education - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# education - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

# education - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

# education - Monday 10 August, 2020

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# education - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

# education - Thursday 30 July, 2020

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

# education - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council

Fiona Roche has taught at several post primary and primary schools since 2002 and registered with the council since 2006.

# education - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

# education - Friday 17 July, 2020

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

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

# education - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn

The minister said international students can come to the country to study as long as they self-isolate.

# education - Friday 10 July, 2020

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

# education - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses

The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.

# education - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals

The NAPD has also called for a financial package to ensure adequate levels of cleaning in schools.

# education - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

From The42 'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV Hiv Awareness

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV

The former rugby star is determined to keep the conversation going, educate others and break the stigma around the virus.

# education - Friday 12 June, 2020

Two-metre rule 'would mean one day at school weekly for primary pupils'

McHugh said if the rule remains in place, students will engage in blended learning from home on the other days.

# education - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks

The campaign will outline best practice for use of face coverings in retail outlets and on public transport.

# education - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From The42 GAA set to launch their Covid-19 education programme for clubs ahead of return to action Roadmap

GAA set to launch their Covid-19 education programme for clubs ahead of return to action

Small groups can train on pitches from 29 June.

# education - Friday 5 June, 2020

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

# education - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Plans to be announced for summer classes for children with special needs, or from disadvantaged areas

Minister for Education Joe McHugh told the Dáil about the plan this afternoon.

# education - Monday 1 June, 2020

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

# education - Friday 29 May, 2020

Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August

It may not be possible for all students to attend class every day, Varadkar said today.

Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures

The authors suggest that evidence of transmission among school children has yet to emerge.

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