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STUDENTS engaged in borderline criminal activity in the classroom should be reported to the gardaí, Education Minister Mary Hanafin has insisted.


It emerged yesterday that u ...

MALICIOUS students are using the controversial 'rate my teacher' website to bully other students by posting personal and hurtful comments about them online.

Some students are also setting up their own websites to ...

The Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin T.D. has announced a range of increased supports for school management bodies and for newly established schools. Included in the package of measures is an increase of almost threefold in the grant pai ...

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Circular SPED09/04 -> click here to open the Circular.

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Under the Department of Education and Science grant scheme funding of just over 7 million has been allocated to 441 secondary and community and comprehensive schools and 33 Vocational Education Committees nationwide.3.86 million ...

THE Attorney General has been asked to decide urgently if it is legal for schools to fill promotion posts partly on the basis of seniority.

This follows a strong warning that the existing procedures discriminate against women and favour m ...

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Every year, the month of May presents Principals with the challenge of allocating classes to teachers. There are few aspects of the role of Principal where the opportunity for 'fall-out' is greater. Every member of staff knows the compl ...

The Public Service Benchmarking Body issued its report yesterday. The report covers all Public Sector areas, so for your convenience a link is provided below to Chapter 14 which deals with Principals' pay recommendations. A link is also provided to a ...

CHILDREN of more than 100 different nationalities are being taught in primary schools in the Dublin Diocese, it was revealed yesterday.

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he had ...

TEACHERS and parents have given a guarded welcome to a plan backed by Justice Minister Michael McDowell to develop school-based childcare.

The minister said funding is already available in every ...

The Green Paper, Every child matters, recognised the crucial importance of the children's workforce to improving outcomes for children and young people.

The Children's Workforce Strategy sets out the Government's vision of a world-class childre ...

The following are extracts from DES Circular Primary 15/05 entitled
Contact of Employment for Specila Needs Assitants.

New Appointments

The revised contract has regard to the fact ...

The Ministers for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Noel Dempsey T.D. and for Education and Science Mary Hanafin T.D. today updated progress in relation to the Schools Broadband Access Programme. The Programme is ...

Secret memos show money, not safety, the main reason for delays in introduction of seat belts

THE Government put costs before safety on school buses for years, startling new documents reveal.

And thou ...

THE parents of a boy with a severe and complex syndrome pleaded with the Education Minister last night to keep his full-time classroom assistant.

John and Rachel Kelleher said the decision ...

Class sizes are falling

Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin T.D. today said that over ...

Principals' leadership is key to achieving quality learning in our schools'

Minister for Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, T.D., today addressed the Annual Conference of the Irish Primary Principals Net ...

Over 200 schools to receive funding for extension and refurbishment works

Over €73m being provided so that schools can move ahead quickly to deal with their building needs under devolved scheme - Hanafin - ...

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