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# education - Monday 10 June, 2019

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
# Childcare
# Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Jun 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,797 Views 19 Comments

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# education - Friday 31 May, 2019

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

May 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,522 Views 53 Comments

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# education - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement
# Leaving Cert Recheck
# Leaving Cert Recheck

Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement

May 29th 2019, 4:03 PM 50,535 Views 33 Comments

Carter won a case against the State Examinations Commission over the recheck of her Leaving Cert exam.

# education - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
# Education
# Education

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

May 22nd 2019, 10:07 AM 8,690 Views 0 Comments

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

# education - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from
# International Students
# International Students

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

May 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 37,509 Views 33 Comments

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

# education - Friday 3 May, 2019

Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them

May 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 24,696 Views 41 Comments

Despite our policy of focusing on the smart economy and jobs in technology – no strategy exists to promote the learning of our brightest students, writes Colm O’Reilly.

# education - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people
# Precarious Work
# Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

Apr 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,717 Views 28 Comments

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# education - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht
# Múinteoirí
# Múinteoirí

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht

Apr 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 42,958 Views 38 Comments

The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht.

# education - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'
# Education
# Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

Apr 23rd 2019, 10:39 AM 20,117 Views 103 Comments

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# education - Thursday 11 April, 2019

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign
# Education
# Education

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign

Apr 11th 2019, 9:55 PM 61,477 Views 24 Comments

Burke is a campaigner, advocate and academic, and last year became a contributing editor at fashion magazine Vogue UK.

# education - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case
# Appeal
# Appeal

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case

Apr 10th 2019, 4:45 PM 19,186 Views 0 Comments

The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education.

# education - Monday 8 April, 2019

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

Apr 8th 2019, 4:24 PM 24,029 Views 29 Comments

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

# education - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens
# Research
# Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

Apr 7th 2019, 10:30 AM 9,866 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

# education - Friday 5 April, 2019

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations
# Divestment
# Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

Apr 5th 2019, 6:35 PM 13,827 Views 68 Comments

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

# education - Thursday 4 April, 2019

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

Apr 4th 2019, 4:40 PM 15,970 Views 84 Comments

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# education - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:24 PM 29,838 Views 166 Comments

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:09 PM 5,920 Views 24 Comments

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# education - Saturday 9 March, 2019

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year
# Cao Applications
# Cao Applications

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

Mar 9th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,451 Views 9 Comments

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# education - Friday 1 March, 2019

Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true'

Mar 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 42,157 Views 127 Comments

Compared with other subjects Irish is not badly taught. More students got a B1 or higher in Irish than in French and German combined, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# education - Monday 25 February, 2019

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action
# Extra Curricular
# Extra Curricular

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

Feb 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,474 Views 19 Comments

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

# education - Thursday 21 February, 2019

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings
# Education
# Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

Feb 21st 2019, 10:59 AM 13,981 Views 17 Comments

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

# education - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years
# Metoo
# Metoo

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

Feb 17th 2019, 9:30 AM 32,393 Views 19 Comments

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

# education - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college
# Points
# Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Feb 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,118 Views 37 Comments

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# education - Monday 11 February, 2019

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme
# Education
# Education

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme

Feb 11th 2019, 7:04 AM 12,648 Views 35 Comments

The programme will allow an “increased cohort” of Palestinian students to study in Ireland, the Tánaiste said.

# education - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
# Development
# Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 36,286 Views 17 Comments

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

# education - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
# Pay Issues
# Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

Feb 1st 2019, 5:56 PM 28,069 Views 38 Comments

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

# education - Monday 28 January, 2019

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards
# Education
# Education

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards

Jan 28th 2019, 10:59 PM 18,658 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has claimed poor training and insufficient pay was behind the drop in the supply.

# education - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched
# ISL
# ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

Jan 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,125 Views 11 Comments

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# education - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 AM 33,223 Views 21 Comments

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

# education - Friday 18 January, 2019

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

Jan 18th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,613 Views 7 Comments

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

# education - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises
# Education
# Education

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

Jan 17th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,696 Views 18 Comments

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# education - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests
# Screen Time
# Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

Jan 16th 2019, 11:37 AM 16,501 Views 27 Comments

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# education - Saturday 12 January, 2019

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
# BTYSTE
# BTYSTE

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

Jan 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 12,889 Views 6 Comments

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

# education - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short
# Teaching
# Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

Jan 9th 2019, 7:40 PM 8,228 Views 2 Comments

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,913 Views 32 Comments

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

# education - Monday 7 January, 2019

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate
# Survey
# Survey

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

Jan 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,108 Views 24 Comments

Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.

# education - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

Jan 5th 2019, 10:45 AM 18,415 Views 87 Comments

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.

# education - Friday 4 January, 2019

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Jan 4th 2019, 6:10 AM 30,624 Views 67 Comments

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

# education - Monday 31 December, 2018

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 PM 50,169 Views 50 Comments

“I was in the dole office before Christmas to sign on, and it takes ages each year,” one school secretary said.

# education - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?
# Column
# Column

The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019?

Dec 30th 2018, 9:30 AM 26,276 Views 39 Comments

New Bliain, New You.