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#Education

# education - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Government defers controversial 'School Inclusion Model' for SNAs

The Department is deferring the introduction of the new model due to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

# education - Monday 30 March, 2020

A TV class for primary school children starts on RTÉ2 today at 11am

The ‘Home School Hub’ will be aired each morning from 11am to 12 noon on RTÉ2.

# education - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Homeschooling: Two experienced practitioners and two 'struggling to adjust' parents give their advice

Parents throughout Ireland are facing new and difficult challenges. What advice is there from those who’ve been doing this for years?

# education - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Government working on 'contingency plans' for Leaving Cert

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there was a very good chance state exams would go ahead as planned this summer.

# education - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Government examining how to continue with meals for vulnerable children during school closure

The Minister for Education acknowledged that many children rely on programmes such as the breakfast club at their schools.

# education - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Taoiseach orders schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close from 6pm this evening to prevent spread of coronavirus

The news was announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the United States this morning.

# education - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

CAO applications show drop in languages, arts and agriculture

A total of 72,973 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# education - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Catholic group that taped students together in sex ed talks develops presentation for primary schools

Teenagers have previously spoken to TheJournal.ie about the presentations in secondary schools – in one case a group was told condoms fail one in six times.

# education - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Opinion: This Seachtain na Gaeilge, we should celebrate the rise of the Gaelscoil Generation

Gaelscoileanna increased in numbers in the last 40 years, and now we have young business leaders with a passion for Gaeilge, writes Daithí de Buitléir.

# education - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ireland ranks high on education, but very poorly on climate action in progress index

Ireland ranked 10th out of 15 comparable countries on a UN Sustainable Progress Index.

# education - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# education - Friday 17 January, 2020

Want to be a CGI wizard, sous chef or finance specialist? There's now an apprenticeship for that

Apprenticeships are changing – but attitudes to them need to catch up.

# education - Friday 10 January, 2020

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action

Talks between the Department of Education and trade union Fórsa are still ongoing at the Workplace Relations Commission.

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

# education - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Education minister pleads with school secretaries to cancel planned industrial action tomorrow

Rallies have been organised at a number of locations including at Leinster House and at the minister’s Donegal constituency offices.

# education - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# education - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Patronage of six new post-primary schools announced, with two going to Educate Together

The six schools are due to open in September 2020.

# education - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

# education - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

# education - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

# education - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# education - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

# education - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university

The goal is to create a new unique, disruptive technological university.

# education - Monday 14 October, 2019

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

# education - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

# education - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# education - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

# education - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# education - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

# education - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

# education - Monday 16 September, 2019

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

# education - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# education - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases

The Department said that they’ve received calls on the issue, where they advise secretaries on what action they can take.

# education - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

# education - Monday 2 September, 2019

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

# education - Friday 30 August, 2019

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

# education - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

# education - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# education - Monday 19 August, 2019

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

# education - Sunday 18 August, 2019

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

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