Primary Times News - February 2018

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Science Foundation Ireland Investment of €4.4 Million in STEM Education and Public Engagement Projects Announced by Minister Halligan

16th February 2018
A national investment of €4.4 million through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme was today announced by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John... [read more]
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Education Department Demands Educate Together Schools Downsize and Turn Away Families - in Breach of Department’s Own Recommendations and Policies

14th February 2018
Large numbers of children are being prevented from attending Educate Together schools in counties Waterford, Wexford, Meath, Galway and Mayo by the Department of Education ans Skills (DES). Educate Together... [read more]
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Arts & Creativity in the Classroom, Minister Bruton & Minister Madigan Launch Creative Schools

13th February 2018
Minister Bruton and Minister Madigan today launched Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools, a central initiative of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, which puts the arts and creativity... [read more]
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Primary Times Family Fair Guest Speakers Confirmed

12th February 2018
With just 70 Days to go we are delighted to confirm Dr. Norah Patten, who is destined to be Ireland's first woman in space, to give a 40 minute presentation including Q & A at our Family Fair in... [read more]
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Trend Micro Launches ‘What’s Your Story’ Competition on Safer Internet Day

8th February 2018
To mark Safer Internet Day, Trend Micro, the global cybersecurity leader with EMEA headquarters in Cork, has launched its 7th annual youth internet safety “What’s Your Story” video... [read more]
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Over 370 Actions to make Ireland’s Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026

7th February 2018
The Action Plan for Education 2018, led by Minister Bruton, is the next step in the Government’s plan to make Ireland’s education and training system the best in Europe by 2026. An Taoiseach... [read more]
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Minister Bruton launches new Internet Safety Resource for Schools

6th February 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018. The new ‘Be in Ctrl’ resource... [read more]
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Minister Bruton Starts Internet Safety Week by Investing €30m in ICT Equipment for Schools

5th February 2018
Schools will receive grant of up to €33,000 to purchase key enabling technology Funding for tablets, cloud technology, projectors The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced... [read more]
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Minister Bruton launches Chief Inspector’s Report

5th February 2018
Minister Bruton today launched The Chief Inspector’s Report from the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills. The Report summarises the findings from nearly 5,000 inspections in schools... [read more]
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Budding Spielbergs invited to apply for funding to enter Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE short film competition

2nd February 2018
The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups around the country to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition.... [read more]