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# 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 22,389 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.

# education - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,861 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# education - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,506 Views 19 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 67,526 Views 99 Comments

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected
# Education
# Education

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 1:47 PM 54,568 Views 72 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

# education - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,948 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# education - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,710 Views 56 Comments

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
# 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 50,501 Views 168 Comments

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
# Schools
# Schools

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

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,997 Views 21 Comments

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
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

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

Sep 7th 2020, 5:45 PM 25,829 Views 8 Comments

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
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

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

Updated Sep 2nd 2020, 8:56 PM 31,694 Views 33 Comments

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

Sep 1st 2020, 7:58 PM 34,965 Views 37 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

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

Aug 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 17,486 Views 16 Comments

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
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Aug 27th 2020, 6:15 AM 13,806 Views 12 Comments

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
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

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

Aug 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 21,128 Views 13 Comments

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
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 56,624 Views 162 Comments

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
# Covid-19

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

Aug 26th 2020, 9:57 AM 56,317 Views 134 Comments

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'
# Education
# Education

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

Aug 21st 2020, 9:10 AM 25,417 Views 65 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,963 Views 26 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 18th 2020, 8:54 AM 35,656 Views 49 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Aug 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 45,180 Views 15 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,906 Views 11 Comments

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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

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

Aug 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 13,435 Views 4 Comments

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
# Miscalculation
# Miscalculation

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

Aug 11th 2020, 8:48 PM 17,971 Views 7 Comments

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
# Scotland
# Scotland

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

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,241 Views 11 Comments

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
# Third Level
# Third Level

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

Aug 8th 2020, 6:15 AM 45,487 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,352 Views 30 Comments

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
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

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

Jul 30th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,412 Views 2 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jul 28th 2020, 7:31 PM 38,091 Views 0 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jul 27th 2020, 10:40 PM 31,750 Views 42 Comments

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
# Consent
# Consent

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

Jul 27th 2020, 6:05 AM 18,999 Views 24 Comments

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'
# 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 31,703 Views 69 Comments

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
# Back To College
# Back To College

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

Jul 16th 2020, 4:58 PM 19,813 Views 18 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jul 10th 2020, 12:32 PM 22,317 Views 21 Comments

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
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

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

Jul 8th 2020, 2:39 PM 22,216 Views 10 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jul 7th 2020, 8:17 AM 33,765 Views 73 Comments

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
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Jun 24th 2020, 4:33 PM 15,471 Views 24 Comments

Guidelines for schools are currently being drafted.

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

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

Jun 24th 2020, 10:28 AM 3,241 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Schools
# Schools

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

Jun 12th 2020, 2:57 PM 45,030 Views 100 Comments

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