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#Education

# 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 18,417 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 30,629 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 50,223 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 26,343 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 11,252 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 39,413 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 18,686 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 15,883 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 16,469 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 29,880 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 19,360 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 17,928 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 8,591 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 17,393 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 12,656 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 20,660 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 10,975 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 18,297 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 14,816 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 34,289 Views 120 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 28,641 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 13,156 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 9,970 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 21,764 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 32,073 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 33,541 Views 52 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 14,397 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 73,071 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 8,520 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 25,751 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 55,863 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 30,178 Views 77 Comments

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

# education - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'
# Bishop Of Elphin
# Bishop Of Elphin

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,183 Views 38 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

# education - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 12,216 Views 52 Comments

Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.

# education - Monday 30 July, 2018

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs
# Debt
# Debt

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

Jul 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 15,153 Views 64 Comments

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

# education - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees
# College
# College

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

Jul 28th 2018, 7:45 AM 38,642 Views 25 Comments

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.

# education - Monday 23 July, 2018

'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'
# Column
# Column

'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'

Jul 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 29,167 Views 50 Comments

Partnering with the big technology companies to implement a digital apprenticeship scheme would be game changing for Ireland’s economic prospects, writes Gary Gannon.

# education - Friday 13 July, 2018

Inclusive education: 'Nobody with a print disability should get left behind'
# Column
# Column

Inclusive education: 'Nobody with a print disability should get left behind'

Jul 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 18,799 Views 8 Comments

The barriers have to be broken down and it starts with the Department of Education, writes Chris White.

# education - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

Jul 12th 2018, 10:20 AM 25,542 Views 147 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that.

# education - Monday 9 July, 2018

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded
# Schools
# Schools

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Jul 9th 2018, 8:51 AM 10,353 Views 43 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.