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# education - Sunday 20 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 AM 33,165 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 7,604 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 10,692 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 16,323 Views 29 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 12,878 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 8,217 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 16,884 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 13,030 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 88 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 30,614 Views 65 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 49,890 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 25,874 Views 39 Comments

New Bliain, New You.

# education - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,236 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# education - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable
# Changes
# Changes

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

Dec 19th 2018, 1:46 PM 39,399 Views 28 Comments

The two new days bring the total examination to 15 days in June.

# education - Friday 14 December, 2018

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

Dec 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,677 Views 25 Comments

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

# education - Monday 19 November, 2018

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'
# I Am Malala
# I Am Malala

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'

Nov 19th 2018, 6:30 AM 15,787 Views 31 Comments

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.

# education - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

Nov 17th 2018, 1:18 AM 16,459 Views 61 Comments

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

# education - Monday 12 November, 2018

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
# Action Plan
# Action Plan

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Nov 12th 2018, 1:16 PM 29,851 Views 150 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

# education - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Dublin City University 'reviewing relationship' with Saudi university
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Dublin City University 'reviewing relationship' with Saudi university

Nov 4th 2018, 4:00 PM 19,310 Views 36 Comments

“Dublin City University is monitoring current developments related to Saudi Arabia and is reviewing its relationships in that context,” a DCU spokesperson confirmed this week.

# education - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe
# Western Building Systems
# Western Building Systems

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

Updated Oct 31st 2018, 8:30 PM 17,923 Views 14 Comments

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

# education - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects
# Schools
# Schools

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

Oct 30th 2018, 4:31 PM 8,586 Views 12 Comments

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,223 Views 55 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# education - Saturday 27 October, 2018

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems
# Dublin
# Dublin

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Oct 27th 2018, 3:29 PM 12,647 Views 11 Comments

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

# education - Friday 26 October, 2018

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break
# Dublin
# Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 7:35 PM 20,653 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

# education - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first'
# Education
From The42
# Education

'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first'

Oct 25th 2018, 9:37 PM 10,949 Views 1 Comment

Finn Harps defender Ciaran Coll recalls his early days at Hearts as well as looking ahead to next week’s pivotal play-off matches.

# education - Monday 22 October, 2018

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

Oct 22nd 2018, 9:05 AM 18,275 Views 36 Comments

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

# education - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

Oct 7th 2018, 6:00 PM 14,768 Views 7 Comments

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

# education - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:53 AM 34,225 Views 123 Comments

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

# education - Friday 28 September, 2018

Proof that we need pay restoration: Schools are resorting to offering accomodation in order to attract teachers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Proof that we need pay restoration: Schools are resorting to offering accomodation in order to attract teachers

Sep 28th 2018, 7:00 AM 28,630 Views 70 Comments

President of the Teacher’s Union of Ireland Seamus Lahart says students, schools and teachers will suffer if action is not taken to address the recruitment and retention crisis.

# education - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities
# Quiet Rooms
# Quiet Rooms

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities

Sep 26th 2018, 2:19 PM 13,094 Views 39 Comments

New report highlights physical restraint of children with disabilities in schools.

# education - Friday 14 September, 2018

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education
# Project Ireland 2040
# Project Ireland 2040

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

Sep 14th 2018, 8:58 AM 9,928 Views 52 Comments

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

# education - Friday 31 August, 2018

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister
# New Rules
# New Rules

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Aug 31st 2018, 2:18 PM 21,733 Views 103 Comments

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

# education - Monday 27 August, 2018

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week
# New Schools
# New Schools

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

Aug 27th 2018, 9:51 AM 32,032 Views 46 Comments

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Aug 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 33,368 Views 51 Comments

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

# education - Monday 20 August, 2018

The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation
# Education
# Education

The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation

Aug 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,265 Views 14 Comments

The bonus was introduced in 2012.

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next
# Don't Panic
# Don't Panic

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next

Aug 20th 2018, 6:00 AM 73,031 Views 7 Comments

Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.

# education - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

Aug 19th 2018, 8:45 AM 8,503 Views 45 Comments

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

# education - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks
# Results
# Results

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

Aug 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 25,475 Views 46 Comments

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# education - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths
# Scores On The Doors
# Scores On The Doors

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths

Aug 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 55,784 Views 32 Comments

Here at the all important scores.

# education - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance
# That Time Of Year
# That Time Of Year

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Aug 12th 2018, 10:00 PM 30,171 Views 77 Comments

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.