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From TheJournal.ie ‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told Education

‘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.

From TheJournal.ie CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses Green Shoots

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.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals Education

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.

From TheJournal.ie It is not envisaged that significant PPE will need to be worn when schools reopen, says minister Back To School

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two-metre rule 'would mean one day at school weekly for primary pupils' Schools

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.

From TheJournal.ie Health officials recommend campaign to educate public on the wearing of face masks Face Coverings

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.

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to be announced for summer classes for children with special needs, or from disadvantaged areas Joe McHugh

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.

From TheJournal.ie A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years Education

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government to reopen primary and secondary schools at the end of August Education

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-focused study finds no evidence that Covid-19 was transmitted in schools before government closures Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system Schools

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

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021 College Times

The new Munster Technological University will be established in 2021

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system Indemnity

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

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 will still be here in September so why not open schools sooner? Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Universities plan for life during a pandemic as Cambridge goes fully online for 2021 Covid-19

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students Leaving Cert

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

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

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

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

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

From TheJournal.ie Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts Covid-19

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school State Exams

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy Leinster House

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

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Students most worried about families' health and work uncertainty amid crisis Covid-19

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Universities and colleges scrap all in-person exams taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic Higher Education

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

Online exams or rescheduled exams will take place instead.

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.

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