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March 2011

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - new government, new challenges. What You Need to Know - Work Placement Programme, directive to members; new career break circular, update on redeployment panels; small schools, DES value for money review; NCSE guidelines for applications for SEN support; new maternity leave circular issued, 10 things you should know. Connect - tell us what you think by letter or text message.

What's Happening - Regional Conference adopts Strategy Document; Education Spokespersons debate at conference; Seanad Election; INTO and Comhar Linn Bursary Award winners; pension campaign continues; Where your money goes, capital and benefits and services funds; CMR Annual draw. INTO Benefits. Professional Development - exploring dramatherapy; INTO meet with student leaders. INTO in the Media. Solidarity - sharing ideas in Uganda. Enrolment Policies - importance of prohibiting discrimination in enrolment policies. Retirements. Tributes.

INTO Advice
Newly Qualified Teachers. Public Service Agreement - the seven key principles; some frequently asked questions; examples of how the hours might be utilised.

News Updates - Teachers' Musical Society present My Fair Lady; Straiteas don Gaeilge; Education Centres' Research Conference. Cumann na mBunscol - announcement of National Awards 2011. Report Card 2011 - government gets a D- in annual report; competition of children's book hamper; Santry School Sports announce 2011 event. Camara Project.

Teaching Matters
Numeracy Through Play. Teaching of Atheism. Drama Activities. Irish Language Resources. NCTE Tips - resources from COGG. Visual Arts. SESE Tips. Book Reviews - books for language and life's challenges.

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - upcoming events. The Source - resources; Comhar Linn crossword.