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InTouch May 2009

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.



INDEX OF ARTICLES

In The News
Income cuts; Schools not liable for all playground falls; Review of SNA provision; Suppression of MGLD classes; EAL clarification; Substitute service; New INTO website; New General Secretary Designate

National News
Máire Ní Chuinneagáin - Incoming President; Jim Higgins - Incoming Vice-President

Conditions of Employment
Moratorium on recruitment and promotions in the public service

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
New Teaching Council

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Review of SENO decisions; Profile of leadership; Review of migrant education; Applications for teaching and SNA supports for SEN pupils; Report on provision for pupils with Down Syndrome

Equality
"Equality crisis" highlighted; Proposal to share time off after childbirth

Solidarity
Zambia Lifestart Mazabuka Project

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
Becoming Involved in INTO; New INTO summer course titles for 2009; EPICT; Climate change

Retirements
Branches: Kilkenny City; Mountrath; Dungarvan; Raphoe/Convoy

Central Executive/Head Office News
New CEC Representatives: Pat Stenson, Fergal Brougham; 'Inclusion or Illusion'; Greetings from the Gambia

National News
eircom Junior Spider Awards; The GAA Oral History Project

INTO Annual Congress
Government to reap the reward; Minister outlines context of Budget; Minister updates teachers on reform agenda; 'The land of saints and schools now sacrifices its scholars for its sinners'; Congress reflects the anger of members; Proposal for action on embargo; Congress on the web; A snapshot of Congress media coverage; Resolutions; Retirement planning seminar

Cumann na mBunscol
National awards; Successful Congress!

Teacher to Teacher
Let's create a photo-story!; Middletown Centre for Autism; NCSE Research Programme; IATSE: Supporting 40 years of Special Education

Tips
Collaborative Reading Part 2; Birds on ImageBank - from Blackbird to Wren; Eurocreator; NCTE courses

Tributes
Patsy Fegan; Marion McNamara; Marian Finnerty