Appeal for Leaving Cert grades review

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on September 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Government is coming under increasing pressure to change the appeals process for Leaving Certificate grades as pupils and parents consider legal action after failing to secure enough points for preferred college choices. Schools have already written to the Department of Education this weekend expressing concern on behalf of students they feel were unfairly treated by the standardisation process when grades were being calculated …” (more)

[Wayne O’Connor, Independent, 13 September]

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A Semester of Covid-19

Posted in Teaching on September 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It’s the Twelfth of September so it’s now precisely six months to the day since schools and colleges in Ireland were closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The initial announcement on 12th March was that the closure would be until 29th March. Little did we know then that six months later campus would still be closed to students …” (more)

[In the Dark, 12 September]

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IT Tralee engaging with TUI through Workplace Relations Commission

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“IT Tralee says it’s engaging with the TUI to address a number of concerns. The Teachers’ Union of Ireland raised a number of issues in April, a month before the former Minister of Education approved the merger of IT Tralee and CIT …” (more)

[Radio Kerry, 10 September]

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Ulster University launch consultation to bring health science to Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on September 13th, 2020 by steve

“Ulster University has launched a consultation on the potential of bringing some health science courses to Magee. Urging people to respond, Foyle MLA Karen Mullan said …” (more)

[Highland Radio, 12 September]

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