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# education - Friday 5 June, 2020

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 34,561 Views 52 Comments

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
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

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

Jun 4th 2020, 5:44 PM 22,478 Views 44 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jun 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 62,451 Views 18 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

May 29th 2020, 3:51 PM 100,644 Views 104 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 29th 2020, 11:42 AM 14,719 Views 26 Comments

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

# education - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system
# Schools
# Schools

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

May 28th 2020, 10:15 PM 21,466 Views 24 Comments

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

# education - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021
# College Times
# College Times

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

May 26th 2020, 10:36 PM 31,108 Views 26 Comments

The new technological university will be formed by Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.

# education - Saturday 23 May, 2020

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

May 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 28,456 Views 81 Comments

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

# education - Friday 22 May, 2020

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system
# Indemnity
# Indemnity

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Updated May 22nd 2020, 5:32 PM 22,425 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

# education - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?
# Education
# Education

Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner?

May 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 45,416 Views 152 Comments

Ken Cowley, a parent and business owner, believes it’s time NPHET considered a careful reopening of schools.

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021

May 20th 2020, 8:25 AM 20,522 Views 15 Comments

The UK university has said it is “likely” that social distancing will continue to be required.

# education - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 29,019 Views 81 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

# education - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister

May 10th 2020, 8:36 PM 42,935 Views 100 Comments

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

# education - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,591 Views 114 Comments

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?
# Education
# Education

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?

May 7th 2020, 3:54 PM 30,673 Views 44 Comments

There’s a growing feeling among parents and students that the Leaving Cert should be cancelled.

# education - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,665 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# education - Friday 1 May, 2020

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes
# Education
# Education

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,235 Views 130 Comments

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

# education - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school
# State Exams
# State Exams

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school

Apr 29th 2020, 1:50 PM 129,046 Views 84 Comments

Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.

# education - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:10 AM 7,118 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

# education - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen

Apr 14th 2020, 6:55 PM 115,916 Views 84 Comments

The Leaving Cert has been postponed from its usual June period to late July or early August.

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis

Apr 14th 2020, 2:50 PM 10,625 Views 3 Comments

More than 700 university students answered a new survey about the Covid-19 pandemic.

# education - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students
# Homeschooling
# Homeschooling

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

Apr 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 40,278 Views 32 Comments

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic

Apr 8th 2020, 12:15 AM 37,732 Views 33 Comments

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

# education - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs
# Education
# Education

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 8:55 PM 36,336 Views 9 Comments

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

# education - Monday 30 March, 2020

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am
# Home School Hub
# Home School Hub

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

Mar 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 52,274 Views 47 Comments

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

# education - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice
# Homeschooling
# Homeschooling

Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice

Mar 25th 2020, 12:52 PM 22,034 Views 13 Comments

Parents throughout Ireland are facing new and difficult challenges. What advice is there from those who’ve been doing this for years?

# education - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:05 PM 115,069 Views 133 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

# education - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure
# Breakfast Clubs
# Breakfast Clubs

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure

Mar 19th 2020, 1:34 PM 13,410 Views 11 Comments

The Minister for Education acknowledged that many children rely on programmes such as the breakfast club at their schools.

# education - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Taoiseach orders schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close from 6pm this evening to prevent spread of coronavirus
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach orders schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close from 6pm this evening to prevent spread of coronavirus

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 12:50 PM 248,827 Views 265 Comments

The news was announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the United States this morning.

# education - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture
# Cao Applications
# Cao Applications

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture

Mar 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 17,779 Views 18 Comments

A total of 72,973 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# education - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools
# Pure In Heart
# Pure In Heart

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Mar 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 118,618 Views 168 Comments

Teenagers have previously spoken to TheJournal.ie about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

# education - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation

Mar 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 15,548 Views 94 Comments

Gaelscoileanna increased in numbers in the last 40 years, and now we have young business leaders with a passion for Gaeilge, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

# education - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index

Feb 21st 2020, 10:34 PM 15,722 Views 34 Comments

Ireland ranked 10th out of 15 comparable countries on a UN Sustainable Progress Index.

# education - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,202 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# education - Friday 17 January, 2020

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Jan 17th 2020, 9:56 AM 702 Views 0 Comments

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

# education - Friday 10 January, 2020

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action
# Education Minister
# Education Minister

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action

Updated Jan 10th 2020, 2:25 PM 17,328 Views 40 Comments

Talks between the Department of Education and trade union Fórsa are still ongoing at the Workplace Relations Commission.

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Jan 10th 2020, 12:05 AM 22,072 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# education - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow

Jan 9th 2020, 6:26 PM 12,568 Views 27 Comments

Rallies have been organised at a number of locations including at Leinster House and at the minister’s Donegal constituency offices.

# education - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools
# Education
# Education

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Dec 23rd 2019, 2:15 PM 14,151 Views 40 Comments

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# education - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together
# Secondary SChools
# Secondary SChools

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together

Dec 17th 2019, 5:22 PM 28,664 Views 21 Comments

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.