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From TheJournal.ie 18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades Review

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears Schools

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19' Coronavirus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

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

From TheJournal.ie Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class' Budget 2021

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break' Schools

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says Calculated Grades

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students Explainer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error Education

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

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

From TheJournal.ie Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected Education

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates Calculated Grades

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus Literature

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

From TheJournal.ie Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds Schools

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

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

From TheJournal.ie PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work Pandemic

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

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school Covid Committee

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

Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 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

Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year Leaving Cert 2021

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

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

From TheJournal.ie Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents Back To School

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

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD Schools Reopening

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

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school Back To School

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

The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.

From TheJournal.ie Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says Covid-19 This post contains videos

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

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

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

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

The Minister for Education said that parents of eligible children who make alternative transport arrangements “will be recompensed”.

From TheJournal.ie A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it Explainer

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

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

From TheJournal.ie Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take Education

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

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

From TheJournal.ie What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK? Explainer

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

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

From TheJournal.ie UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results Calculated Grades

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

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process Miscalculation

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

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

From TheJournal.ie 'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results Scotland

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

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%.

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today Third Level

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

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

From TheJournal.ie View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning' Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Most of Ireland's teens are healthy and ambitious, but not all of them get the same fighting chance Growing Up In Ireland

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

20% of 17 and 18 year olds surveyed were found likely to be depressed.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher takes High Court action over refusal to be recognised by the Teaching Council Education

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

Fiona Roche has taught at several post primary and primary schools since 2002 and registered with the council since 2006.

From TheJournal.ie 1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education Education

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

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to cop on': Harris says government is committed to changing sexual assault laws Consent

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

Simon Harris will meet with the National Women’s Council’s advisory committee on ending sexual violence later today.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty' Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

From TheJournal.ie Not all third-level students will be able to be accommodated on campus in the autumn Back To College

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

The minister said international students can come to the country to study as long as they self-isolate.

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.

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