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InTouch January/February 2009

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


In The News
Campaign on education to continue; New arrangements to claim maternity benefit; New ICT grants cause anger and confusion; Revised salary scales published; AVCs for review; Staffing and panels; LGB Teachers' AGM; Teachers' Musical Society; Indoor Soccer

National News
Candidates for INTO General Secretary; Towards a new model of probation; INTO meets DES on WSE; World Book Day; New Membership card

Conditions of Employment

Substitute cover for teachers; INTO petition presented to Minister; Getting schools ready for Kilkenny's 400th birthday

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO Submission on SNAs; NEPS conference; NCSE considers issues for 2009

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Judgement on Freedom of Information and school; Teaching Council - Registration renewal deadline approaching; Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005; New procedures on professional competence

21 years recalled; Equality Authority resignation; Panto problem

State of the Nation's Children Report 2008; Report card templates; PE and the specialist teacher

PDC meets on leadership issues; New selection procedure for posts; New disciplinary procedures for teachers

National News
Thank you; Co-ordinating the Action; Elections for INTO Education Committee; Call for investment in education

Gach Duine in Ethiopia

National News
Safefood; The Incredible Edibles; KADE develops education photopack; Vere Foster 1819-1900; Vere Foster Medal Winners; Teaching Council elections 2009


Over 100,000 rally for education

National News
INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition 2009

Cumann na mBunscol
Night of celebration in Kilkenny; 2008 National Awards' winners; Nomination for MAMA Award


Real Map of Ireland; Discover Seals in Ireland; Follow the Fleet; Intercultural education resources; National Parks and Wildlife Service

Teacher to Teacher
Maths online can be fun; Supporting the child with diabetes; Learning to read

Bríd Nic Uladh - Beetie Culloo; Sheila Fitzgerald; Mary Cronin