# Education

Last week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
Primary principals criticise 'infuriating' shortage of supports for pupils affected by trauma
Education Minister unveils plans for major overhaul of school bus system beginning in 2025
School psychology service 'unaccountable' and on verge of 'collapse', warns principal
The National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) is down about 20% of required staff at present.
Sources with experience of the schools psychology service told of how barely a handful of students in each school can avail of the treatment.
One principal warned that the service's refusal to operate waiting lists means there is little data on how many students require intervention.
'You just know that if the child had been seen when they should have been seen in the first place, they wouldn't be in crisis,' Simon Lewis said.
Last month
February 2024
‘Rugby tackled’: New survey shows 27% of children with disabilities have been restrained at school
'Exhausted with the fight': Outrage as Minister defends changes to special education criteria
This year
Teachers say reintroduction of teaching-through-Irish allowance 'would make a massive difference'
'It's a real inequality': Educators call for teaching-through-Irish allowance to be reintroduced
The allowance was suspended in 2012 for any newly qualified teachers.
Graduate: Finding work after college is tough - I wish employers would give us a chance
Last year
Number of students at multi-denominational secondary schools exceeds Catholic schools for first time
Irish teenagers top the list for reading skills across the EU, according to major global study
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Concerns raised that parents of pre-schoolers had no say in Catholic school divestment scheme
Minister says she's 'open' to considering shorter teacher training amid supply crisis
Rents in Dublin and cars in Abu Dhabi: The 'nightmare' scramble to get teachers
Luke O'Neill: 'No, AI doesn't bother me. We shouldn't be frightened of it.'
Fears extra 1,200 SNA posts from next September 'doesn't go far enough'
School books for junior cycle students to be provided for free starting next September
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Eoghan Cleary: The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
'The AI excuse doesn't wash with me': Mixed reaction to plans to drop teacher-based assessment
Government drops plans for teacher-based assessment of Leaving Cert, blaming AI
Substitute teacher: 'I lived abroad and came home, but teaching in Ireland has been a disaster'
Primary schools call for more funding as OECD report finds Ireland lagging behind neighbours
Parenting: 'I've realised that to raise resilient kids I need to practice what I preach'
Controversy in Brazil as digital education resources riddled with errors
Over 250 parents contacted SVP every day last week about back-to-school costs
Parenting: 'I decided that this would be the summer we would give them a love of reading'
Leaving Cert results: Grades adjusted upwards again due to pandemic disruption for students
Reduction in college fees and increase in students grants under consideration for Budget
Two new farming apprenticeships aim to 'help labour shortages in the agri sector'
Government urged to extend school books grant to secondary schools
'Influencer teachers': Minister says it's generally not appropriate for commercial videos to be shot in schools
Pandemic had no impact on the 'vast majority' of 13-year-olds' transition to secondary school
There were over 15,600 Ukrainian pupils enrolled in Irish schools at end of school year
Parenting: No more school lunches to be made? Praise be!
What lesson can we learn from our Leaving Cert nightmares?
Tributes paid to ASTI president Miriam Duggan who has died following a short illness
Education Minister says parents and guardians ‘cannot be compelled to pay voluntary charge’
CAO Round One offers to be released on 30 August
Providing school meals during holiday period may pose ‘logistical complications’, Varadkar says