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#Education

# education - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Jul 8th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,609 Views 122 Comments

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

# education - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

Jul 5th 2018, 11:45 AM 13,643 Views 48 Comments

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

# education - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Column: 'You couldn’t let your students know you were gay, so you had to hide it from them'
# Pride
# Pride

Column: 'You couldn’t let your students know you were gay, so you had to hide it from them'

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 20,340 Views 60 Comments

Teachers encourage their pupils to be kind, upstanding citizens but sometimes the teachers themselves are faced with challenging attitudes in the workplace, writes Sheila Nunan.

# education - Friday 22 June, 2018

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools
# Patronage Determination
# Patronage Determination

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:05 PM 16,567 Views 19 Comments

The process began today and it will wrap up at the end of July.

# education - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest
# Ability Programme
# Ability Programme

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

Jun 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 14,073 Views 17 Comments

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

# education - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Jun 15th 2018, 8:53 PM 23,080 Views 138 Comments

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# education - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

Jun 7th 2018, 12:05 AM 12,264 Views 11 Comments

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

# education - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'
# Education
# Education

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'

Jun 6th 2018, 9:53 PM 28,082 Views 38 Comments

Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.

# education - Monday 4 June, 2018

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs
# On Campus
# On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

Jun 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 15,890 Views 63 Comments

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?
# Education
# Education

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Jun 4th 2018, 11:33 AM 26,081 Views 44 Comments

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

# education - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?
# Splitting The Stones
# Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,481 Views 46 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

# education - Saturday 2 June, 2018

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:00 PM 20,106 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

# education - Friday 1 June, 2018

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model
# Church And State
# Church And State

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

Jun 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 31,056 Views 194 Comments

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# education - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

May 31st 2018, 6:36 PM 26,370 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

# education - Monday 28 May, 2018

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools
# No Religion
# No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

May 28th 2018, 3:37 PM 21,483 Views 68 Comments

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

# education - Monday 21 May, 2018

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools
# Phone Use
# Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

May 21st 2018, 8:40 AM 8,343 Views 22 Comments

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

# education - Friday 18 May, 2018

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term
# Education
# Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

May 18th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,537 Views 17 Comments

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

# education - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
# Recruitment Appeal
# Recruitment Appeal

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Apr 24th 2018, 8:33 PM 30,837 Views 95 Comments

Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.

# education - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Apr 21st 2018, 9:00 AM 28,220 Views 94 Comments

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

# education - Friday 20 April, 2018

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'
# Education
From The42
# Education

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'

Apr 20th 2018, 11:09 AM 16,095 Views 0 Comments

“We are actively developing the contents of our Player Wellbeing Programme in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.”

# education - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June
# Integration
# Integration

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

Apr 18th 2018, 6:05 AM 37,467 Views 39 Comments

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”

# education - Monday 9 April, 2018

Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes?
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes?

Apr 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 4,806 Views 57 Comments

Students with special educational needs have enough challenges place in front of them, they should not have to fight the education system as well, writes Graham Manning.

# education - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools
# Education
# Education

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Apr 4th 2018, 8:21 AM 16,329 Views 63 Comments

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

# education - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues
# New Teachers
# New Teachers

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Apr 3rd 2018, 10:52 PM 16,596 Views 116 Comments

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed

Apr 3rd 2018, 8:18 AM 15,516 Views 101 Comments

Education Minister Richard Bruton said that it isn’t possible to negotiate a deal for teachers separate to other public sectors.

# education - Monday 2 April, 2018

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored
# Education
# Education

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

Apr 2nd 2018, 9:56 AM 30,844 Views 167 Comments

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

# education - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Mar 29th 2018, 11:40 AM 5,293 Views 19 Comments

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

# education - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places
# Teaching Courses
# Teaching Courses

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places

Mar 14th 2018, 9:58 AM 19,417 Views 48 Comments

Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.

# education - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'
# Adult Education
# Adult Education

'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:30 PM 33,141 Views 13 Comments

No matter what your experience of formal education, or your age, it’s never too late to return to learning, writes Anne Redmond.

# education - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department
# Snow Day
# Snow Day

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department

Feb 28th 2018, 7:30 AM 81,507 Views 52 Comments

Buses are not running in many areas.

# education - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect
# Lost Children
# Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Feb 21st 2018, 7:56 AM 11,719 Views 82 Comments

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# education - Monday 19 February, 2018

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject
# State Guidelines
# State Guidelines

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Feb 19th 2018, 8:13 AM 17,737 Views 205 Comments

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

# education - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

Feb 13th 2018, 6:05 AM 52,638 Views 39 Comments

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

# education - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe
# Education
# Education

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

Feb 7th 2018, 12:19 PM 14,093 Views 73 Comments

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

# education - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,439 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# education - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid
# New Schools
# New Schools

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

Jan 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 24,198 Views 23 Comments

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

# education - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences
# Rise Of The Machines
# Rise Of The Machines

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 PM 25,074 Views 72 Comments

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

# education - Friday 26 January, 2018

Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad
# Shortage
# Shortage

Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad

Jan 26th 2018, 10:53 AM 31,516 Views 184 Comments

The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.

# education - Thursday 25 January, 2018

This Dublin startup can work out how stressed workers are – from just their voices
# Vocavio
# Vocavio

This Dublin startup can work out how stressed workers are – from just their voices

Jan 25th 2018, 6:05 PM 1,056 Views 1 Comment

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Vocavio.

# education - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers
# Let's Get Physics-al
# Let's Get Physics-al

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

Jan 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,114 Views 62 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.