Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 16°C Monday 20 September 2021

#Education

# education - Friday 12 February, 2021

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'
# Children
# Children

RTÉ's news2day: 'The tone of our news is important for children - no jargon or dramatic language'

Feb 12th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,295 Views 13 Comments

News2day editors Avril Hoare and Anne-Marie Smyth outline how the team has broken down the tough issues in the last year.

# education - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
# Education
# Education

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,745 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today
# Special Schools
# Special Schools

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today

Feb 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 10,667 Views 19 Comments

Around 4,000 students will be attending special schools per day from today.

# education - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached
# Education
# Education

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 10:50 PM 57,293 Views 64 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said its members will facilitate the reopening of special classes from 22 February.

# education - Friday 5 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 60,001 Views 92 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing

# education - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,238 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

# education - Monday 1 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,199 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

# education - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,331 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# education - Friday 22 January, 2021

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education
# Level 5
# Level 5

Taoiseach hints at school closures beyond 1 February and says 'focus' is on special needs education

Jan 22nd 2021, 6:44 PM 41,116 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin says the issue will be discussed by the Cabinet sub-committee on Monday.

# education - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years
# CAO
# CAO

CAO surge sees thousands more apply for third-level courses than in previous years

Jan 20th 2021, 10:34 PM 24,926 Views 7 Comments

The CAO has received 66,457 applications to date.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,614 Views 29 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential
# Minister For Education
# Minister For Education

Norma Foley: It's a matter of deep regret that unions won't recognise special education as essential

Jan 20th 2021, 8:36 AM 65,035 Views 344 Comments

Fórsa said that they opposed the return to schools this week as ‘there was no confidence in the Government’s approach’.

# 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 41,088 Views 147 Comments

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

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Our children are suffering': Parents of children with special needs tell government and unions to 'sort it out'

Jan 19th 2021, 12:52 PM 14,979 Views 44 Comments

Unions have said teachers’ concerns about their safety have not been eased by health officials.

# education - Monday 18 January, 2021

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,367 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

# education - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January
# Education
# Education

Schools to reopen for students with special needs from 21 January

Jan 14th 2021, 1:23 PM 46,779 Views 90 Comments

The ‘staggered’ return is to begin from 21 January.

# education - Monday 11 January, 2021

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Re-opening schools for students with special needs to be prioritised by government, says minister

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 23,999 Views 45 Comments

Four groups, representing 30,00 children, state that remote schooling is not an option for them.

# education - Thursday 7 January, 2021

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
# Education
# Education

ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 8:00 PM 66,342 Views 221 Comments

Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.

# education - Friday 1 January, 2021

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday
# ECCE
# ECCE

State-funded ECCE pre-school programme to remain closed for a week, other childcare to open Monday

Jan 1st 2021, 4:49 PM 74,661 Views 40 Comments

Creches and childminders can continue to operate as planned.

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
# MTU
# MTU

Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west

Jan 1st 2021, 1:37 PM 33,155 Views 24 Comments

Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee have joined together to become the Munster Technological University (MTU).

# 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 19,134 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”.

# education - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Teaching children digital literacy is a must if we are to combat misinformation

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,297 Views 27 Comments

Emma DeSouza says children and the wider community must be taught the required skills to navigate a digital world.

# education - Thursday 24 December, 2020

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
# Students
# Students

College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach

Dec 24th 2020, 9:19 AM 15,293 Views 30 Comments

Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.

# education - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year
# Christmas Break
# Christmas Break

Education Minister says there's no reason to close schools early ahead of Christmas or open them later after New Year

Dec 17th 2020, 2:52 PM 28,807 Views 50 Comments

Norma Foley says there’s no public health advice suggesting this should happen.

# education - Friday 11 December, 2020

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday
# Primary School
# Primary School

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 39,062 Views 30 Comments

The school board and principal were told it did not have the authority to close the school without public-health experts’ approval.

# education - Friday 20 November, 2020

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

Nov 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 98,488 Views 74 Comments

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

# education - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier
# Wellbeing
# Wellbeing

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Nov 18th 2020, 6:10 AM 56,348 Views 113 Comments

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# education - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
# College
# College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Nov 17th 2020, 7:53 AM 22,093 Views 54 Comments

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# education - Thursday 12 November, 2020

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

Nov 12th 2020, 8:33 PM 23,642 Views 0 Comments

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

Nov 12th 2020, 7:06 PM 31,176 Views 24 Comments

The schools will open next September.

# education - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

Oct 29th 2020, 5:35 PM 33,537 Views 59 Comments

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

Oct 29th 2020, 7:59 AM 73,445 Views 207 Comments

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# education - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees
# Education
# Education

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Oct 27th 2020, 8:48 AM 19,509 Views 14 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

# education - Friday 23 October, 2020

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall
# Schools
# Schools

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:01 PM 40,104 Views 47 Comments

The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.

# education - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
# Review
# Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

Oct 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,796 Views 9 Comments

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# 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 31,857 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”.

# education - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'

Oct 14th 2020, 6:08 PM 30,572 Views 58 Comments

Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,484 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# education - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'

Oct 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 22,363 Views 11 Comments

The government has promised an average ratio of 25:1.

# education - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'
# Schools
# Schools

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 1:32 PM 56,751 Views 98 Comments

Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.