Government launches Action Plan for Education

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The Government today (Thursday 15th September 2016) launched the first Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making the Irish education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.

 

15 September, 2016 - Government launches Action Plan for Education aimed at becoming the best education service in Europe

The Government today (Thursday) launched the first Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Richard Bruton, aimed at making the Irish education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.

The plan builds on the successful model of the Action Plan for Jobs, pioneered by Minister Bruton as Minister for Jobs. In early 2012, when the first Action Plan for Jobs was launched, unemployment was at 15.1%; at the time of the most recent figures, an extra 190,000 jobs had been created and unemployment had fallen to 8.3%.

This plan, which incorporates the Department of Education’s Strategy Statement as well as the Action Plan for Education, outlines hundreds of actions and sub-actions to be implemented across 2016-2019, with timelines and lead responsibility assigned, including rolling out coding to primary schools from 2018 and teaching of computer science as a Leaving Certificate subject.


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