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# schools - Yesterday’s News

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak
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INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak

Updated 22 hours ago 34,689 Views 38 Comments

Vicky Barron said that it is clear that there are “serious flaws” in the guidance.

# schools - Friday 1 October, 2021

Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus
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Teachers want 'acknowledgement and investment' rather than pandemic bonus

Oct 1st 2021, 8:30 PM 22,113 Views 42 Comments

Senior government members have said a bonus payment for frontline workers is under consideration.

# schools - Friday 24 September, 2021

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
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Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,225 Views 42 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

# schools - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
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Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 7:27 PM 42,159 Views 59 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".

# schools - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
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Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday

Updated Sep 22nd 2021, 5:01 PM 39,002 Views 41 Comments

The new guidance has been issued by the Department of Health.

# schools - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education
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School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 3:25 PM 24,797 Views 19 Comments

The national one-day strike has been deferred for two weeks pending confirmation of a new pay package.

# schools - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening
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Explainer: How schools are handling Covid-19 pressure not long after reopening

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,374 Views 9 Comments

Schools reopened their doors to pupils over the last couple of weeks – how have they been dealing with Covid cases?

# schools - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says
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Highest Covid-19 rates in children were recorded during school holidays, HSE says

Sep 9th 2021, 6:12 PM 21,175 Views 29 Comments

There were 1,000 cases per week on average during school term.

# schools - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
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Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'

Sep 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 12,985 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

# schools - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds
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Teachers not at increased risk of admission to hospital with Covid, study finds

Sep 2nd 2021, 7:17 AM 16,115 Views 36 Comments

When schools are open, the risk among teachers and other working-age adults is similar, research has shown.

# schools - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes
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Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes

Aug 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,083 Views 31 Comments

Students across the country have been returning to school this week.

# schools - Monday 23 August, 2021

Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home
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Union reissues call for unvaccinated pregnant teachers to be allowed work from home

Aug 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,563 Views 76 Comments

The TUI said this situation is causing “severe stress and anxiety” for affected teachers.

832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports
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832 outbreaks of Covid-19 in schools since last August, HSE reports

Aug 23rd 2021, 8:50 AM 16,601 Views 69 Comments

More than 46,000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in children and teenagers up to July.

# schools - Friday 13 August, 2021

'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated
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'I can't sleep at night': Pregnant teachers fear going back to school before they're vaccinated

Aug 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 34,106 Views 56 Comments

Pregnant people cannot register for a Covid-19 vaccine prior to 14 weeks’ gestation.

# schools - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
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Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

Jul 28th 2021, 11:10 AM 11,889 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

# schools - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
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New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

Jul 27th 2021, 4:43 PM 14,006 Views 12 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

# schools - Monday 26 July, 2021

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned
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Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,219 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

# schools - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned
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Minister seeks to 'reassure parents' that a full reopening of schools is planned

Jul 25th 2021, 3:33 PM 34,929 Views 38 Comments

Minister Norma Foley said the return of children to the classroom for the new school term is a priority.

# schools - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
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Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

May 18th 2021, 6:15 AM 23,018 Views 61 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

# schools - Friday 9 April, 2021

Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?
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Poll: Should students wear school uniforms?

Apr 9th 2021, 9:24 AM 54,390 Views 93 Comments

Business owner Louisa Meehan says the arguments in favour of school uniforms don’t stack up anymore.

# schools - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise
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Close contact tracing conducted in over 100 schools last week as cases in young people rise

Mar 16th 2021, 6:11 PM 27,905 Views 18 Comments

The positivity rate after mass testing in schools last week was 2.4%.

# schools - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
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Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels

Mar 13th 2021, 11:49 AM 9,911 Views 10 Comments

Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.

Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning
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Current fifth years to receive accommodations in Leaving Certificate 2022 due to loss of in-person learning

Mar 13th 2021, 10:41 AM 65,591 Views 22 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that she is “very aware” of the loss of in-person teaching that current fifth year students have experienced.

# schools - Monday 8 March, 2021

More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'
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More classes can return to schools as planned, but NPHET watching figures 'very carefully'

Mar 8th 2021, 6:49 PM 23,995 Views 23 Comments

More pupils are set to return to schools next week.

# schools - Monday 1 March, 2021

Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended
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Schools: Phased reopening begins as Education Minister says antigen testing has not yet been recommended

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 1:53 PM 35,843 Views 43 Comments

Sixth years and young primary school students are among those who returned to school today.

# schools - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week
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Ronan Glynn asks parents not to organise play dates or meet at school gates as schools to reopen next week

Feb 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 36,901 Views 85 Comments

Around 320,000 students are to return to school buildings next week as part of a phased reopening.

Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
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Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19

Feb 26th 2021, 3:08 PM 9,828 Views 15 Comments

The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.

Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
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Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return

Updated Feb 26th 2021, 2:27 PM 25,572 Views 49 Comments

The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.

# schools - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap
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Here's what's in the new Living With Covid roadmap

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:19 PM 148,330 Views 330 Comments
  • Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until 5 April
  • Schools will begin a phased reopening from 1 March
  • The childcare sector will begin to reopen from 8 March
  • The government will consider some easing of restrictions after 5 April
320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
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320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,703 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'
# Living With Covid
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Michael McGrath: 'There's no going back, there can be no fourth lock down'

Updated Feb 23rd 2021, 2:16 PM 108,642 Views 119 Comments

The government is set to publish its new Living with Covid plan after a Cabinet meeting today.

# schools - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
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Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,999 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today
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'It's a mixed day for families': Special-education classes in mainstream schools return from today

Feb 22nd 2021, 7:45 PM 21,236 Views 21 Comments

Lorraine Dempsey, interim CEO of Inclusion Ireland said that the part-time schedule was causing “difficulties around routine”.

# schools - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents
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Plans to relocate Drogheda Educate Together school scrapped amid backlash from parents

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 19,833 Views 9 Comments

Earlier this month, local TDs branded the plans for relocation “ridiculous”.

# schools - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'
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Mother of schoolchildren: 'Who, exactly, is advocating for children at the talks this week?'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:05 PM 30,447 Views 67 Comments

Mother of three, Rita Lovett, shares her concerns over the pace at which decisions are being made about the re-opening of schools.

# schools - Monday 15 February, 2021

The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better
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The fate of this year's Leaving Cert is uncertain - but it's clear that our Sixth Years deserve better

Feb 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 20,334 Views 24 Comments

Teacher Yvonne Brennan asks that the powers-that-be think of the wellbeing of the Class of 2021.

# schools - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
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'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,099 Views 157 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

# schools - Friday 12 February, 2021

PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years
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PAC calls for review of temporary school accommodation after €56 million spend in two years

Feb 12th 2021, 4:11 PM 10,945 Views 18 Comments

A report has found that the longest arrangement for temporary schools accommodation dates back over 20 years to 2000.

# schools - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today
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Children with special education needs return to 124 special schools today

Feb 11th 2021, 8:17 AM 10,672 Views 19 Comments

Around 4,000 students will be attending special schools per day from today.

# schools - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached
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Students set to return to special classes in secondary schools on Monday week after deal reached

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 10:50 PM 57,300 Views 64 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has said its members will facilitate the reopening of special classes from 22 February.

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