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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.

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.