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OCT

Schools NOT required to open extra days to make up for lost time during Storm Ophelia closures

Schools will not be required to open extra days to make up for lost time during closures for Storm Ophelia. A rumour is swirling that schools have been directed to open this weekend to make up for time lost after enforced nationwide closures on Monday and Tuesday. A Deparment of Education spokesperson has confirmed that the rumour is false and advised that schools will not be open this weekend ...

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OCT

ESRI report shows importance of maths for children adjusting to secondary school

A new ESRI report has found that children who were better at maths at the age of 9 were more engaged at school – and that positive experience continues through to secondary education. The findings are based on interviews conducted with young people when they were nine and 13 years of age, as well as interviews with their parents and questionnaires completed by their principals and teachers. The research found that girls experience greater transition difficulties than boys ...

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OCT

Schoolchildren who are given out to often are more likely to lose self confidence

ESRI study shows young people who receive praise more likely to do better at second level Schoolchildren who are frequently reprimanded by teachers are much more likely to lose self-confidence in their ability to do schoolwork, new research shows. Photo: iStock Schoolchildren who are frequently “given out to” or reprimanded by teachers are much more likely to lose self-confidence in their ability to do schoolwork, new research shows ...

18
OCT

Internet safety should be taught in schools D il committee told

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection says subject should be considered even for creche Existing provisions in Irish legislation outlawing online harassment are insufficient, says Prof Geoffrey Shannon. Photograph: iStock Internet safety should be made a mandatory subject in Irish primary schools and should even be introduced to creches, the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has recommended ...

18
OCT

18 October 2017 Minister Bruton announces 50 schools participating in trial of the Digital Learning Framework

Minister Bruton Announces 50 schools Participating in Trial of the Digital Learning Framework The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the Digital Learning Framework for schools. The Framework provides a roadmap to help schools manage the transformation of teaching and learning as a result of new digital technologies ...

18
OCT

Most primary and secondary schools to reopen today

Managers of most of the country's primary schools have said the closure of schools yesterday was essential to allow schools to assess the damage caused by Storm Ophelia. The Catholic Primary School Managers Association (CPSMA) says schools are reporting problems with power and water outages, as well as debris and structural damage. It has commended the Department of Education on what it says was "the correct call" to close schools ...

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