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JUN

Department discovers 26 schools inflating pupil numbers to boost resources

The Department of Education has caught 26 schools logging overstated enrolment figures in a bid to boost resources Independent.ie has learned. Schools are required to make an annual return of enrolments as at September 30 each year which is used to determine school staffing and grant allocations. Some 38 investigations were launched by the department between 2010 and 2016 over concerns that numbers were being misrepported. In 26 of these the number of pupils was found to have been inflated ...

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JUN

Learning to code is not the answer. Learning to think is writes Simon Lewis.

2 minutes ago 2 Views Simon Lewis Principal, Carlow Educate Together National School ONE MAJOR ABSENCE from the 1999 Irish curriculum, compared to the UK equivalent, was computer science. I trained in the UK and taught the subject. In it, children were taught how to format text in Microsoft Word and to create fancy animations in PowerPoint. There was little in the way of thinking but lots in the way of learning skills that might be adapted to other subjects but generally weren’t ...

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JUN

Written Answers Nos 651 670

Teaching Council of Ireland 651. Deputy Niall Collins Minister for Education and Skills if he will address issues raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28996/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Teaching Council is the statutory body that sets and upholds the standards for entry to the teaching profession ...

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JUN

Written Answers Nos. 163 182

Schools Building Projects Status 163. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Minister for Education and Skills if he will meet with the parent representatives from a school (details supplied) to update them on the progress of the completion of the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29144/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The project referred to by the Deputy was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016 ...

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JUN

Written Answers Nos 611 630

School Accommodation Provision 611. Deputy Mary Butler Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) can expect to be assessed in conjunction with an application for funding for a link corridor for connectivity between school buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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JUN

Research on Community National Schools show pupils don t want to be separated

A new study has been carried out on the Community National School model by Trinity sociologists. It is the first systematic study on this school sector. The study which includes the views of pupils, teachers and principals found that pupils themselves don’t want to be separated according to their religion and prefer a whole-classroom approach ...

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