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€6m for Creative Youth announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/02/2019.
Tags: Teachers€6m for Creative Youth announced


  • Doubling the number of Creative Schools from 150 to 300, registration for new applicants now open with applications accepted online from 19th February.
  • Over 140,000 children and young people will be participating in ... click to read full post & comments


    Webwise launches new resources for younger pupils

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2019.
    Tags: TeachersWebwise launches new resources for younger pupils


    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.

    Its newest resource HTML Heroes introduces 3rd and 4th class pupils to the internet with the help of ... click to read full post & comments


    New minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 30/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred


    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


    ASTI may ballot on industrial action

    Posted by SchoolDays, on 27/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersASTI may ballot on industrial action


    At its meeting in Dublin (26 Jan 29), the ASTI Central Executive Council (CEC) considered the continuation of discriminatory pay arrangements for teachers who entered the profession since 2010.
     
    The CEC adopted a motion signalling its intention to ... click to read full post & comments


    New Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme


    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


    New Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced additional safeguards for child protection in schools with the introduction ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersIncrease in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects


    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


    Mobile phone ownership at young age can affect academic outcomes

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Mobile phone ownership at young age can affect academic outcomes


    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).

    The research uses data from ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Consultation on exemptions from Irish in schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingConsultation on exemptions from Irish in schools


    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.

    Over 2,100 responses had been submitted to the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Leaving Cert Timetable extended by 2 days

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Timetable extended by 2 days


    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.

    According to the ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Engagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/12/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsEngagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today welcomed the engagement of the GAA with the new Leaving Certificate Physical Education subject.

    Today, the GAA announced the launch of a new web-based resource which it developed in ... click to read full post & comments


    €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools


    “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.

    Announcing the list of ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert causing burnout and stress

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert causing burnout and stress


    New research by the ESRI highlights the concerns that leaving cert students have about their time in senior cycle around academic stress and having ... click to read full post & comments


    Safety Works completed in 3 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersSafety Works completed in 3 Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has confirmed that precautionary measures at classrooms in Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School, St Luke’s National School Tyrrelstown and ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents asked for patronage preference for 12 schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/12/2018. Parents asked for patronage preference for 12 schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has invited parents to express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019.

    Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new Online ... click to read full post & comments


    Feeder Schools Lists published for 2018

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 04/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersFeeder Schools Lists published for 2018


    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.

    To view the information on your school for the last nine years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/11/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure


    “Proposal does not achieve equal pay” – ASTI President
     
    ASTI members have voted to reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    €29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that the Minor Works Grant of €29m in total will be paid to all ... click to read full post & comments


    Government launches new early years scheme

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/11/2018.
    Tags: ParentingGovernment launches new early years scheme


    The Government has unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Post-graduate Entry Process for Primary Teaching

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/11/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersChanges to Post-graduate Entry Process for Primary Teaching


    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


    Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools


    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


    Free Reading App for students with Disabilities

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/11/2018.
    Tags: ParentingFree Reading App for students with Disabilities


    On October 18th the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services.

    The EasyReader App brings together the ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsChanges to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019


    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


    Patronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TechersPatronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced


    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


    Esri makes Digital Mapping Software available to schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018.
    Tags: TeachersEsri makes Digital Mapping Software available to schools


    Press Release

    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


    INTO Memebers Reject Pay Deal

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/10/2018.
    Tags: TeachersINTO Memebers Reject Pay Deal



    Statement below from INTO on rection of Pay Deal

    As you will be aware, INTO balloted our membership on the proposed agreement on new entrant pay negotiated with Government.
     
    Following a motion at INTO’s Easter Congress 2018, the trade union ... click to read full post & comments


    Update on WBS Issues from the Department

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingUpdate on WBS Issues from the Department


    Further Update from Dept of Education on evening of 31st Oct 18

    The Department of Education issued a further update on 31/10 18 on the latest situation on assessments: 'The summary position, on the basis of all assessments completed to date, is:

    11 schools cleared to ... click to read full post & comments


    Two more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 23/10/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersTwo more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns


    Tyrrelstown Educate Together School and St Luke's, National SchoolTyrrelstown were assessed today as part of a programme of structural checks being undertaken on schools built by Western Building Systems.Following advice from a consultant structural engineer and in ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Bus Routes 111, 184, 185

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersChanges to Bus Routes 111, 184, 185

    Letter to schools

    Letter to Schools from Go-Ahead Ireland re changes to Bus Routes in Your Area

    On Sunday 21st October 2018, Go-Ahead Ireland takes over the operation of the following South County Dublin/Wicklow bus routes; 111, 184, 185

    These routes are ones your pupils, teachers and parents will be familiar with which is why ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI to ballot on new salary measures

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 15/10/2018.
    Tags: TeachersASTI to ballot on new salary measures


    The ASTI announced on Saturday that it will ballot its members on the proposed Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issued Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). “
     
    At a meeting of the union’s Central Executive Council held in Dublin on 13th October, the Executive reaffirmed its commitment to achieving an ... click to read full post & comments


    Budget 2019 Education Update

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/10/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2019 Education Update


    Education budget will increase by €674 million to €10.8 billion in 2019, a 6.7% increase 

    Budget-2019-Education-Update

  • Over 1,300 additional posts in schools will be funded including ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPrimary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres


    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


    'Baptism barrier' on school admissions lifted

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting'Baptism barrier' on school admissions lifted


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, is due to sign a Commencement Order today which will enact sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018.

    As part of the process, the Minister will amend the Equal Status Act 2000 which will remove the ... click to read full post & comments


    Launch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsLaunch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced the launch of the School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

    Nine schools from across the country are participating in the initial pilot phase taking place over the coming school year.

    The Step Up Project focuses on supporting schools to ‘step up’ in the delivery of the new ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools Network of Creative Clusters Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsSchools Network of Creative Clusters Announced


    Creative Cluster approach is part of the Schools Excellence Fund and the Creative Ireland Programme.

    68 schools to use art and creativity to address shared challenges and to achieve better learning outcomes.


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (20th of September) announced that 68 schools have been selected to ... click to read full post & comments


    Campaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCampaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages


    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


    €11.9 billion Investment in Education announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics€11.9 billion Investment in Education announced


    The Government has announced a major package of investment in education under Project Ireland 2040, the government’s €116 billion investment and development plan for the next decade.

    This major investment will underpin the implementation of the Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Bruton, which is the government’s plan to make the ... click to read full post & comments


    An Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAn Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools


    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


    Junior Cert Results are Out!

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/09/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are Out!


    Over 62,000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today - an increase of 1.5% on last year. Most students will have their results given to them by their schools during the day while the results will also be available online from ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Additional Psychologists for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAdditional Psychologists for Schools


    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


    Increase in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIncrease in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools


    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)


    CAO Offers are out

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/08/2018.
    Tags: ParentingCAO Offers are out


    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


    Leaving Cert Results 2018 are out!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/08/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results 2018 are out!


    57,000+ students will receive their Leaving Certificate results today. Results will be available from schools from 9am or online on the State Examinations Commission website from midday.

    This year marks the second year of the new grading system where numerical grades have replaced the old alphabetical system. Six ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingLeaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni


    The Leaving Certificate programme is failing to adequately prepare students for university studies, according to new research published today by the Institute of Education at Dublin City University.

    In a survey of over 300 first-year DCU students across a ... click to read full post & comments