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InTouch June 2008

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


In The News
Views on Enrolment Policies; Eteach Site for Jobs; Prescribing the Curriculum; Changes to Section 29; 2.5% Rise Due in September; Pay Talks Continue; New Minister for Education and Science; Task Force on Public Service Reform

National News
Community national schools

Conditions of Employment

Sick leave and vacation periods; Tax and maternity benefit; 2008 Presidential Dinner; Fixed Term Work Act and Roll Over Contracts

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
National Council for Special Education; Review of special schools and special classes on-going; More psychologists for NEPS

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Appointments procedure and legislation; Agreed application form for principalship

Missed opportunities, economic cost; Section 37(1) revisited

PISA 2006

Media Report
O'Keeffe under pressure to reverse class size policy; Cork schools will lose teachers; Schools 'insulted by tips on charges'; Experienced O'Keeffe tackles steep learning curve; Teachers ill-trained on child abuse - survey; Gaelscoil gets good marks in English study

Head Office/ Central Executive Committee News

Solidarity Fund supports Kenya Orphan Aid; Meet Head Office - Education Section/Professional Development Unit/Communications, Principals and Social Inclusion; School Year Planner 2008/09; INTO Members' Diary 2008/09

National News
INTO response to the Green Paper on Pensions (2007)

Cumann na mBunscol
Every school day counts!

National News
Doubts over ICT funding; 'Clicking on Joyce' and the Teachers' Club; Comhar Linn supports Gambian Credit Union; NCCA Resource for parents; Retirement planning seminars; The INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition; Accessing Ireland's Heritage; Changing Times - Changing Challenges; What is the role of an SNA?; Local schools show real modernisation; It's not who we teach but how we teach; Bit Ballot a big success; Golfing for charity

Teacher to Teacher
Teaching about homosexuality and human rights; Making it work in Adamstown; Peer to peer tutoring

ICT in the language class; Warm-up and cool-down activities

Around the Branches

National News
Kilvemnon are First in Europe

Death of former INTO President; Anne Barrett - an appreciation; Jackie Gleeson - an appreciation; A tribute to Barbara Doyle