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# education - Tuesday 27 September, 2022

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'
# School Books
# School Books

School books free at primary level next September but exclusion of secondary criticised as 'baffling'

Updated Sep 27th 2022, 4:46 PM 10,468 Views 5 Comments

The initiative comes following years of lobbying by parents’ groups and charities.

# education - Monday 5 September, 2022

'Significant intervention is needed': Coalition leaders to meet to discuss rising energy costs
# Budget Supports
# Budget Supports

'Significant intervention is needed': Coalition leaders to meet to discuss rising energy costs

Sep 5th 2022, 1:38 PM 14,922 Views 20 Comments

Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan will bring a memo to Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting setting out a series of options.

# education - Wednesday 24 August, 2022

Minister Madigan announces 17% increase in special class places for Dublin and Cork
# Special Education
# Special Education

Minister Madigan announces 17% increase in special class places for Dublin and Cork

Aug 24th 2022, 12:23 PM 10,140 Views 11 Comments

15,759 special class places will be available this year, an increase of 2,312 from the previous school year.

# education - Friday 29 July, 2022

Additional €2 million in financial supports for underrepresented and disadvantaged students
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Additional €2 million in financial supports for underrepresented and disadvantaged students

Jul 29th 2022, 6:00 AM 6,924 Views 1 Comment

The new funding will allow people who are on existing scholarships to retain funding for additional courses, including graduate entry medicine.

# education - Monday 18 July, 2022

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

New SPHE syllabus to teach Junior Certs how to recognise domestic violence, minister says

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 3:03 PM 14,084 Views 0 Comments

Emotional wellbeing, gender, and how to be safe online will be updated features of a new SPHE curriculum.

# education - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

'We've no way to buy cheaper uniforms': Parents facing price hikes ahead of new school term

Jul 5th 2022, 6:30 AM 17,149 Views 27 Comments
  • Poverty campaigners and parents’ groups frequently highlight the cost of going back to school every summer.
  • There are growing fears that the cost-of-living crisis will place an additional burden on parents, Emer Moreau writes.

# education - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
# Education
# Education

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

Jun 28th 2022, 4:14 PM 14,363 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

# education - Friday 24 June, 2022

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September

Jun 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 12,112 Views 2 Comments

Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September

Jun 24th 2022, 4:58 PM 59 Views 0 Comments

Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.

# education - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
# Exams
# Exams

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 3:40 PM 21,905 Views 28 Comments

The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.

# education - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Accountancy apprenticeship programme to create 140 jobs
# Job Fairy
# Job Fairy

Accountancy apprenticeship programme to create 140 jobs

Jun 12th 2022, 6:00 PM 25,171 Views 5 Comments

Applications are based in colleges in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow.

# education - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism
# Education
# Education

Colleges to get €3 million euro a year to support students with autism

Jun 2nd 2022, 5:45 PM 9,088 Views 4 Comments

Funding will start to be rolled out next year to approved projects.

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Autism charity calls for immediate clarity on proposed 'special education centres'

Jun 2nd 2022, 3:00 PM 13,659 Views 9 Comments

Speaking this morning, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said the proposal “won’t fly” with the public.

# education - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered
# Education
# Education

Government urged to confirm 'special education centres' no longer being considered

Updated May 31st 2022, 3:30 PM 10,900 Views 6 Comments

The proposal was met with backlash from parents and campaigners last week.

# education - Friday 27 May, 2022

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says

May 27th 2022, 11:22 AM 6,596 Views 3 Comments

The Higher Education minister said it’s “absolutely essential” that the number of special education classes in mainstream schools is increased.

# education - Thursday 26 May, 2022

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
# Education
# Education

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism

May 26th 2022, 3:07 PM 12,713 Views 3 Comments

Five centres are set to open in Dublin in September as an “interim” solution for children without a special class place in school.

# education - Monday 16 May, 2022

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nearly 6,000 Ukrainian children and teens enrolled in Irish schools

May 16th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,565 Views 10 Comments

The Department will continue to publish figures on the enrolment of Ukrainian children each month.

# education - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says
# Third Level Education
# Third Level Education

No date yet for promised cut to student contribution fee, Harris says

Updated May 4th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,027 Views 20 Comments

The Higher Education Minister said the Government is firmly against “unfair” student loans.

# education - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,945 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# education - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan
# Fees
# Fees

Minister 'disappointed' by BOI decision to end graduate medical student loan

Apr 30th 2022, 7:30 AM 27,642 Views 30 Comments

Fees for graduate entry medicine (GEM) students are now set at €16,290 per year for Irish students.

# education - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid
# Attendance
# Attendance

Parents left stressed after schools report children to Tusla for missing days due to Covid

Apr 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 53,453 Views 35 Comments

# education - Thursday 31 March, 2022

Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says
# Fees
# Fees

Registration fees for Ukrainian teachers 'under review', Teaching Council says

Mar 31st 2022, 6:11 PM 15,251 Views 4 Comments

Labour’s education spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says there is an urgent need for language support for Ukrainian children.

# education - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools
# Education
# Education

Activists promise protests in Afghanistan if Taliban fails to reopen girls' schools

Mar 27th 2022, 2:18 PM 7,728 Views 7 Comments

“If the girls’ schools remain closed even after one week, we will open them ourselves.”

# education - Monday 21 March, 2022

Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education
# Close The Gap
# Close The Gap

Harris announces €450k funding to assist Traveller and Roma students in higher education

Mar 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 19,215 Views 37 Comments

There is a significant gap in higher education between Travellers and the wider population, Minister Simon Harris says.

# education - Monday 14 March, 2022

Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland
# Education
# Education

Minister says Irish third-level students fleeing Ukraine can continue their studies in Ireland

Mar 14th 2022, 8:23 PM 19,602 Views 3 Comments

Simon Harris said work is also underway to ensure Ukrainian people can access higher education in Ireland too.

# education - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Housing crisis among reasons why ring-fencing school places is wrong, says Children's Ombudsman
# School Admissions
# School Admissions

Housing crisis among reasons why ring-fencing school places is wrong, says Children's Ombudsman

Feb 8th 2022, 6:10 AM 14,092 Views 12 Comments

It is currently allowed that 25% of school places can be reserved for children and grandchildren of past pupils.

# education - Monday 7 February, 2022

Labour bill seeks to end single-sex schooling within 15 years
# Education
# Education

Labour bill seeks to end single-sex schooling within 15 years

Feb 7th 2022, 9:16 AM 22,193 Views 80 Comments

The party says the bill is needed amid “the wider discussion about gender equality”.

# education - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told
# Schools Admissions
# Schools Admissions

Clause that ring-fences places for children of past pupils not widely used, committee to be told

Feb 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 13,035 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Bill seeks to change the School Admissions Act.

# education - Saturday 29 January, 2022

'Dismal' and 'inadequate' climate education must be tackled, students and teachers say
# Old School
# Old School

'Dismal' and 'inadequate' climate education must be tackled, students and teachers say

Jan 29th 2022, 8:00 PM 10,708 Views 32 Comments

A new strategy on eduation for sustainable development is due to be published by the end of March.

# education - Monday 24 January, 2022

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,862 Views 4 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

# education - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
# Schools
# Schools

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021

Jan 6th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,446 Views 40 Comments

That’s according to the latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today
# School's Back
# School's Back

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today

Jan 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,704 Views 41 Comments

Student teachers are being drafted in to cover Covid absences.

# education - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report
# Education Report
# Education Report

Apprenticeships and post-grad studies are on the rise according to a new education report

Dec 28th 2021, 1:49 PM 12,753 Views 1 Comment

The number of teachers at primary and post-primary level went up from 61,942 in 2016 to 69,343 in 2020.

# education - Thursday 23 December, 2021

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
# Education
# Education

'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details

Dec 23rd 2021, 2:39 PM 55,788 Views 0 Comments

Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.

# education - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year
# Education
# Education

School health measures to be reviewed before reopening next year

Dec 22nd 2021, 1:58 PM 35,792 Views 26 Comments

Public health officials and education representatives held a meeting today.

# education - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
# Education
# Education

Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,850 Views 10 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

# education - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,736 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# education - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge
# Substitute Teachers
# Substitute Teachers

Student teachers to help alleviate substitution crisis in schools amid Covid surge

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 9:15 PM 28,473 Views 38 Comments

Year-three and year-four student teachers will be deployed in schools where needed during this academic year, the Department of Education said.

# education - Monday 22 November, 2021

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools
# Hot Lunch
# Hot Lunch

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 22,623 Views 6 Comments

The schools had submitted an expression of interest in the programme in November 2020 but were not chosen at that time.

# education - Friday 19 November, 2021

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students
# Essay Mills
# Essay Mills

Facebook removes illegal ads for bespoke college essays which targeted Irish students

Nov 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,127 Views 5 Comments
  • Eight active ads for bespoke essays were identified by The Journal earlier this week.
  • Ads also offered students to supply other forms of college coursework, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Government TD calls for Facebook to stop hosting ads for college 'essay mills'.
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