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April 2016

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



INDEX OF ARTICLES

Keeping InTouch • Editorial •  Pay equality challenge for new government • Letters • 10 things you should know 

INTO news • Ban on school self-evaluation • Launch of Irish Teachers’ Journal • INTO Political Fund •  President’s Dinner • Proclamation Day • Meet the incoming INTO president and vice-president • New CEC representative for District 8 • New interns for 2016/17 school year • Principals’ seminars • INTO Solidarity Fund • Promoted posts • Teaching Council Election • Release time for principal teachers • Tiered Pay Scales • Tiered Pay Scales • INTO supports Olympic bid • In the Media • INTO Benefits and Discounts • GALA award for Sheila Crowley • Tribute to Seán Ó Dónaill RIP • INTO Learning Summer Courses • Retirements

INTO advice • Avoid holiday scams in 2016

Northern News • Northern Conference 2016 • Information for substitute teachers in Northern Ireland • Changes to state and occupational pension schemes (NI)

Congress 2016 • President’s address to Congress • General Secretary calls for pay equality • Multiplicity of pay rates for same work untenable • Keynote presentations • Resolutions adopted at Congress • Other Congress news • Snapshots from Congress • Margaret Skinnider “doing her bit for Ireland”

Newsdesk • INTO and Impact co-operation • GAA launch • New ICTU report on childcare costs and practices • Focus Ireland resource on family homelessness • Computational Thinking Challenge • Safeguarding children • Cumann na mBunscol news

Finishing Touches • Noticeboard • Upcoming events • Comhar Linn draw and crossword • The Source • Scoilnet Panel

Teaching Matters • Extended school placement • Census 2016 • Film in schools • Workplace bullying • Celebrating primary PE • Science for fun • When a child in your class is bereaved • Craic sa Chlós • Mata Trí Ghaeilge • Book Reviews • Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration