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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 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 Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light Back To School

Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.

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 Minister for Education issues new court action against Western Building Systems Repair Work

Minister for Education issues new court action against Western Building Systems

40 schools built by the firm have required remedial work to fix structural issues.

From TheJournal.ie Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman Covid-19

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Schools to only partially return in September if 2m-rule in force, Education Minister says State Exam

Schools to only partially return in September if 2m-rule in force, Education Minister says

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he was against this partial return, and would “move mountains” for students.

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 Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says Social Distancing

Two-metre rule makes reopening schools in September difficult, minister says

The minister said he will publish a road map for the reopening of schools in two weeks.

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 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 '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 Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades' Exams

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Speculation that the exams would be cancelled has been growing since reports last night.

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 Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

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 Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says Minister For Education

Latest plan for Leaving Cert will see exams start on July 29th, minister says

Minister for Education Joe McHugh confirmed that the State exam would begin on Wednesday 29 July.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert State Exams

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days State Exams

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

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 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 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks Exams

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

From TheJournal.ie All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September History Lesson

All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September

History is now a core subject on the Junior Cycle.

From TheJournal.ie School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks Secretaries

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

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 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 €1m pilot scheme for schoolbooks for disadvantaged primary school pupils announced Funding

€1m pilot scheme for schoolbooks for disadvantaged primary school pupils announced

The fund has been set up on top of a grant which is already provided to all schools.

From TheJournal.ie Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans Irish Language

Number of students in Irish-medium education could double under government plans

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced the plan today.

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 Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering' New Sex Ed Plan

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

From TheJournal.ie 20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million School Building

20 to 30 new schools to be built across country as government issues contract worth €700 million

A number of new school buildings in Dublin are included among the initial plans.

From TheJournal.ie €30 million fund allocated for improvements at more than 400 schools Summer Works Scheme

€30 million fund allocated for improvements at more than 400 schools

Some of the allocation will be used to establish electric vehicle charging points.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin schools urged to open more special needs places to tackle shortage Joe McHugh

South Dublin schools urged to open more special needs places to tackle shortage

McHugh has activated new legislation which directs schools to open more special classes.

From TheJournal.ie Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools School Safety

Repair works cost State €40m after concerns over structural defects at schools

A total of 40 schools were caught up in the controversy over structural and fire safety deficiencies.

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 Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle Special Status

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

From TheJournal.ie Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays Home Tuition

Young children with autism left without education due to funding delays

Home tutors have raised concerns that the Department of Education has failed to process tuition grants.

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