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# education - Friday 20 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public' Opinion

Anonymous Teacher: 'Instead of cheers and claps, we are getting sneers from the public'

A teacher says the TUI calls this week for an early Christmas break were unhelpful, as those in her profession face a change in tone from the public.

# education - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier Wellbeing

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# education - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies College

Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies

Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.

# education - Thursday 12 November, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level Covid-19

New €300,000 fund aims to support Travellers who want to study in third level

The fund will be used to support technology, study space, and caring responsibilities.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools Gaelscoileanna

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

The schools will open next September.

# education - Thursday 29 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission Coronavirus

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# education - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees Education

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

# education - Friday 23 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall Schools

'I found myself googling Woodies': Some schools were forced to close today over the hand sanitiser recall

The Department of Agriculture had warned that the product was recalled, citing possible public health concerns.

# education - Friday 16 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# education - Thursday 15 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears Schools

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

# education - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19' Coronavirus

Education Minister: 'All available evidence shows schools are not amplification settings for Covid-19'

Norma Foley reiterated the government’s ‘absolute determination’ to keep schools open.

From TheJournal.ie Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# education - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class' Budget 2021

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'

The government has promised an average ratio of 25:1.

# education - Sunday 11 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break' Schools

Minister for Health says 'there isn't going to be a longer mid-term break'

Donnelly joined junior minister Niall Collins who earlier rejected suggestions that schools could close for an extended period.

# education - Thursday 1 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# education - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students Explainer

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error Education

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

From TheJournal.ie Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected Education

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

# education - Monday 28 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# education - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus Literature

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

# education - Monday 14 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# education - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# education - Monday 7 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work Pandemic

PUP claims drop further as 1,500 education employees return to work

Claims are down 63% since the peak on 5 May.

# education - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school Covid Committee

Education Minister Norma Foley says pupils will get priority testing in event of a Covid-19 outbreak in school

Foley is to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 this afternoon.

# education - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Education minister: Schools to deal with 'malicious coughing' and Covid-19 jokes from pupils individually

Norma Foley played down suggestions her department would issue advice on bad behaviour related to Covid-19.

# education - Thursday 27 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year Leaving Cert 2021

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

From TheJournal.ie Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents Back To School

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

From TheJournal.ie 'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD Schools Reopening

'Anxiety levels in my house are through the roof': Major challenge ahead for parents of children with ASD

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, parents worry how their children with special needs will cope with school this year.

# education - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school Back To School

'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school

The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.

From TheJournal.ie Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says Covid-19 This post contains videos

Students who refuse to wear face masks will be sent home from secondary schools, Norma Foley says

The Education Minister has said all pupils must wear face masks, unless there is a medical reason not to.

# education - Friday 21 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge' Education

Foley confident every child will return to school next week but says extra 1,600 buses a 'logistical challenge'

The Minister for Education said that parents of eligible children who make alternative transport arrangements “will be recompensed”.

# education - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it Explainer

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# education - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

# education - Monday 17 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take Education

Considering homeschooling this September? Here's everything you need to know about the practical steps to take

There’s already an active community of homeschoolers in Ireland and getting started is not a difficult process, writes teacher and homeschooler Cliona Brophy.

# education - Saturday 15 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK? Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# education - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results Calculated Grades

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

# education - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process Miscalculation

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

# education - Monday 10 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results Scotland

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# education - Saturday 8 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today Third Level

Over 4,000 applicants to receive their Round Zero CAO offers today

This round of offers are for those not awaiting their grades for the 2020 Leaving Certificate.

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