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InTouch April 2008

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


In The News
Teaching Council information meetings; Minister to prescribe primary curriculum; ICTU Conference on Pay; €10 Million for Educational Disadvantage; New Committees take office; NEWB Conference on School Attendance; Marie Appointed Head of Froebel

National News
Incoming President Declan Kelleher; Incoming Vice-President Máire Ní Chuinneagáin; Bye-elections for CEC - Districts 5 and 6

Conditions of Employment

Part-time teachers; Important notice for teachers retiring in 2008; Salary protection; Supervision grants 2007-2008

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Education through the spectrum; Special Education Conference at Mary Immaculate College; INTO meets DES on EPSEN; General Allocation Review underway

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Handling parental complaints; Training for boards of management

Women and leadership; Equality law exemption queried

Snapshot of teaching Down Under; Partners sought for school based literacy research

Media Report
Class Size coverage

Head Office/ Central Executive Committee News

Cancer care sponsorship call; INTO members raise €1000 for hospice; Presentation to Liam; Meet Head Office - Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality Section; Youth Conference briefing

National News
Circle Time DVD launched; Choosing images; Bóthar's Gift of Hope; Road Safety Ringtone; St Agnes' PS wins music award; Haven opens; National Children's Choir - Summer Course 2008; Tom heads up Council; Franco-Irish Literary Festival; Kilkenny retirement

INTO Annual Congress
President lays out the issues; Reflecting on achievements and challenges; Modernising Northern education; General Secretary slams broken promises; Sheila speaks out; Like to write to us?; Congress on the web; Teaching Council a central theme; Resolutions adopted in public session; Resolutions adopted in private session; Tractor on Tour visits Congress; Miche´┐Żl Bows Out; Other Congress Business; The Organisers; Congress Week - Media Report

Cumann na mBunscol
Great turn out at Congress!

National News
Postcard from Pemba

Teacher to Teacher
Review the School Completion Programme now!; The teacher as the 'second chance'; Multiculturalism and values

Making tables add up!; Looking and responding to art in the primary school