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From TheJournal.ie Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs Education

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

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

From TheJournal.ie A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am Home School Hub

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice Homeschooling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert Coronavirus

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

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

From TheJournal.ie Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure Breakfast Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture Cao Applications

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture

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

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools Pure In Heart

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation Gaelscoileanna

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index Social Justice Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow Pay Gap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together Secondary SChools

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

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.

From TheJournal.ie School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer Department Of Education

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

From TheJournal.ie How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world? Education

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report Child Abuse

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like' Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study Homelessness

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university Better Than One

LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university

The goal is to create a new unique, disruptive technological university.

From TheJournal.ie Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation Legal Action

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

From TheJournal.ie Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible Múinteoirí

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance Opinion

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots' Opinion

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish Dundalk

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases Equal Pay

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases

The Department said that they’ve received calls on the issue, where they advise secretaries on what action they can take.

From TheJournal.ie Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years Oideachas

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks Delayed

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals Last Chance Saloon

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

From TheJournal.ie Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

From TheJournal.ie 'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals' Opinion

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

From TheJournal.ie HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

From TheJournal.ie FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost? Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

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