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From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland? Scotland

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

From TheJournal.ie Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it' Back To School

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

From TheJournal.ie Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests The Lancet

Very low risk of students and teachers transmitting Covid-19 at school, Australian study suggests

When epidemic control measures are in place, the risk of transmission between children is minimal, Sydney researchers found.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland Opinion

Opinion: Government must break down the bureaucratic walls faced by teachers returning to Ireland

One experience teacher who returned from Australia said she battled the Teaching Council to be allowed transfer her qualifications to Ireland, but eventually gave up.

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 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 The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries? Podcast

The Explainer: What's Ireland's plan for reopening schools - and how does it compare to other countries?

What was in Minister Norma Foley’s announcement – and how does it differ from what countries like Denmark are doing?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland? Opinion

Opinion: When it comes to schools re-opening, why is no one talking about Switzerland?

Liam Printer is Irish and lives in Switzerland, where he teaches in a secondary school. They’ve been back in the classroom for some time and here, he describes what it’s been like.

From TheJournal.ie 'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools Back To School

'If ever there is a time to reduce class sizes, it is during a pandemic': Opposition react to reopening plan for schools

The government published its plan to reopen schools yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie NPHET says a school won't necessarily close if it has a case or cases of Covid-19 Coronavirus

NPHET says a school won't necessarily close if it has a case or cases of Covid-19

Guidance is also being prepared for parents if they think their child has a respiratory illness.

From TheJournal.ie Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus Back To School

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent Back To School

Here's a breakdown of where the government's €376m funding to re-open schools will be spent

The plan includes €53 million for 1,000 extra teachers at post-primary level and a €52.2 million school cleaning grant.

From TheJournal.ie 'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today Reopening Schools

'Very, very big plan' - Government to unveil school reopening plan today

A planning document from the Department of Education will be brought to the cabinet today.

From TheJournal.ie Return of schools will see more teachers, extensive cleaning and PPE, Varadkar says Schools

Return of schools will see more teachers, extensive cleaning and PPE, Varadkar says

The Department of Education’s planning document is to be brought to Cabinet tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan Back To School

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

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 US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen Coronavirus

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

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 View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown Opinion

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

From TheJournal.ie Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union Coronavirus

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

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 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 Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents Reopening

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

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 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 2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed? Two Becomes One

2m v 1m: Why is the physical distancing advice different around the world and how should Ireland proceed?

The extent of physical distancing needed has become a major debate as Ireland looks to re-open.

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 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 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 Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school Back To School

Nearly 400,000 UK parents sign petition asking government for greater choice on early return to school

Boris Johnson has announced that children could start returning to school in England from 1 June.

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 '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 'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

From The42 There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it? Lineage

There's just one Limerick player in Munster's academy. What's being done about it?

Some of the province’s greatest days have been heavily influenced by Limerick men.

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.

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