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Parents spent EUR 46m making up for school grant cuts

Education is being run ‘in a lean management manner’, says secretary of CPSMA Funding cuts have meant more spending for parents of schoolchildren, according to the CPSMA. Photograph: Getty Images Parents of Irish schoolchildren have had to spend €46 million to make up for shortfalls in funding cuts, the Catholic Primary Schools Managers’ Association (CPSMA) has said ...

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Revealed parents pay EUR 46m for free primary education

Parents are paying out €46m a year Schools relaying on parents for half the money needed for day-to-day bills Money for heating, lighting, cleaning, insurance, repairs, classroom equipment, printing, stationery, technology and school tours Small and medium-size schools fare worse than large schools Education Minister Richard Bruton Parents are forking out €46m a year to keep the country’s primary schools running ...

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Smartphone bans for school children being reversed

Conference told taking devices off children had no real effect on cyberbullying Dr Mairead Foody of Dublin City University said taking devices off children was ‘knee-jerk’ reaction. Photograph: iStock Bans on smartphones for children were being rowed back on internationally, and in other countries they were being reintroduced “in a mediated and moderated way”, a conference was told ...

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Ex principal charged with overstating pupil numbers

Student numbers exaggerated to gain more teachers than school entitled to, court told Helen O’Gorman with an address at Newtown Lawns, Mullingar, Co Westmeath appeared at Longford District Court on Friday morning. Image: Google Street View A former Co Longford primary school principal has been charged with fraudulently deceiving the Department of Education of €450,000 by overstating the number of pupils attending her school ...

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Financial lessons in First Communion

Parents and children can learn prudent spending on this special day Holy moley: There’s no point breaking the bank on a dress that’s going to be worn for only a few hours First Holy Communion is an important time for many families. And while the religious ceremony is, the church and schools will stress, the most important aspect, that won't stop parents spending hundreds of euro on their child's day. It won't stop others from borrowing to do it either ...

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A primary school in Kerry has banned the use of phones outside class

A primary school in Co Kerry has reportedly barred the use of smartphones by its students after it was discovered that students were involved in inappropriate messaging groups. The school near Tralee has banned the use of smartphones even outside of class times, and parents have said they have already seen an improvement in their children's behaviour in just under a week ...

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