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# 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

Tue 4:14 PM 14,062 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 11,836 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 17 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 20,522 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 25,109 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 9,066 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 13,620 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 10,869 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 6,557 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 12,657 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 13,542 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 11,901 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 21,819 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 27,411 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 53,057 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 15,201 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 7,712 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 19,123 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 19,552 Views 4 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 14,059 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 22,051 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 13,008 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 10,641 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 11,831 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 16,431 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 17,625 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 12,744 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 55,735 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 35,759 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 16,800 Views 9 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 19,705 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 28,349 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 22,517 Views 7 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 13,102 Views 6 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'.

# education - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cathal Crowe: We need substitute teachers, so why not use teaching students to fill the gap?

Nov 11th 2021, 7:30 PM 18,711 Views 18 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD and former teacher went back to the classroom to help after a shortage of substitute teachers.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?
# Education
# Education

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are the school days of Traveller children being reduced?

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 5:15 PM 7,940 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney and social care worker Anne Marie Quilligan tell Susan Daly about the conditions faced by Traveller children in the country’s education system.

TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students
# Grangegorman
# Grangegorman

TU Dublin working to identify space for changing rooms on new campus after complaints from students

Nov 11th 2021, 4:39 PM 24,019 Views 13 Comments

Culinary Arts students had complained that it was unsanitary for them to change in corridors or public toilets for classes in kitchens.

# education - Thursday 28 October, 2021

New technological university announced for the north west

New technological university announced for the north west

Oct 28th 2021, 3:58 PM 21,367 Views 23 Comments

Galway-Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny institutes of technology are to combine to become a Technical University.

# education - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

Oct 21st 2021, 7:00 PM 9,893 Views 6 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

# education - Sunday 17 October, 2021

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated Oct 17th 2021, 6:40 PM 53,474 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns
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