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March 2013

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


Keeping InTouch
Editorial - Draft agreement for ballot; Talks process yields draft new agreement; Introduction to the draft agreement; New circular clarifies salary issues; New pension scheme circular issued; Congress to focus on pay and conditions; INTO Conference App; Making the most of the INTO website; Publications

Education - public good not private privilege; American Federation of Teachers visit; Equality Conference; European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) - fourth report; Circular issued on maternity and adoptive leave; Important news for small schools; Dates for redeployment panels; INTO Learning - Upcoming Courses/Seminars for Principals; In the Media; Benefits and Discounts; Educating special needs children in Uganda; INTO Bursary Awards 2013; Annual CMR Draw

INTO Advice
Grants in schools

Anti-austerity rallies

Teaching Council launches video for newly qualified teachers; INTO meets PDST; New NCSE announced; Panels, probation, plans and proclomations; An inspirational journey; Cumann na mBunscol AGM; Health and Wellbeing Day in St Dallan's Primary School; Learning Hub Limerick; Interview with INTO President, Anne Fay; EU Presidencey conference addresses role of teacher educators

Teaching Matters
Bringing space and science to life; Tallaght school welcomes Erasmus students on teaching practice; Technology in the classroom; Free resources for infants to sixth class; Evaluating equality in Irish primary schools; The lifting of the Marriage Ban: a personal recollection; 'Formal' is not 'normal' in infant classes; Your digital you; Primary science - linking concepts and ideas; March - zoom in on soil; Great opportunity for young entrepreneurs; Acmhainní nua Gaeilge

Finishing Touches
Noticeboard - Upcoming Events; Comhar Linn Crossword; Scoilnet Panel