Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2019. Tags: Teachers
Html Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet launched to mark Safer Internet Day
Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), a support service of the Department of Education and Skills, has seen a 25% rise in the use of its resources and supports since publication of the Action Plan for Online Safety by Government last July.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 30/01/2019. Tags: Teachers
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that changes to the minimum entry requirements for the Professional Master of Education (PME) for primary teaching will come in to place in ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/01/2019. Tags: Teachers
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has formally launched a new undergraduate programme in DCU that enables deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. announced today that the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for Leaving Certificate examinations which was ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2019. Tags: Parenting
Children who owned a mobile phone at age 9 performed less well in tests at age 13, according to new ESRI research funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Commission on Communications Regulation (ComReg).
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced that record numbers of submissions from the public have been received to the consultation on exemptions from the study of Irish in schools.
The Leaving Cert written exam timetable has been extended by two days for 2019. The exams start as usual on Wednesday after the June Bank Holiday - Wednesday 5th June but now extend into a fourth week with the two extra days beng Monday 24 June and Tuesday June 25th with seven exam subjects being held over those two days.
“Funding of more than €40 million for Summer Works projects in 2019 will see major improvements in primary and post-primary schools across the country,” says Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D.
The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2018 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D. today announced a plan to have one oral Irish examination for students seeking to gain entry to post graduate programmes for primary teaching run by ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in ... click to read full post & comments
Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have today (1st November 2018) announced significant changes to the Leaving Certificate examination appeals process from 2019. The changes will mean that, in future, students who appeal the results of the Leaving Certificate will be ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new post-primary schools to be established in 2019. In all cases, the Minister accepted the ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018. Tags: Teachers
Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), today announces the launch of ArcGIS for Schools, making €500 million worth of digital mapping software available to every ... click to read full post & comments
Primary school students to benefit from STEM activities beyond the classroom as part of the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths programme
Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., today announced five new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Centres under the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) programme. The five new centres will bring the ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today (17th September 2018) launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of foreign languages and announced new funding for teacher upskilling and school language ... click to read full post & comments
The largest patron of Irish-medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta (AFP) has today (13.09.18) announced that it intends to apply for the patronage of 13 new primary schools due to open in 2019. The new schools were confirmed by the ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that 19 educational psychologists, including ten new posts, will be recruited to work with schools all ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. has announced a 25% increase in the number of Foreign Language Assistants, bringing the total number available to schools from this September to 140. These additional Foreign Language Assistants are being provided to schools to ... click to read full post & comments(2)
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/08/2018. Tags: Parenting
First round CAO offers have been issued to more than 50,700 applicants this morning. There is a 3.6% drop in the number of applications from this year’s Leaving Certificate with the fall in CAO applications partly explained by a decline in the numbers taking the Leaving Certificate in 2018
This year, while points have risen for more than 40% of options, around half of all courses have experienced a points drop. In general, points have ... click to read full post & comments