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Last month
June 2024
Almost one-third of students feel they don't belong at school, says new report
This year
Lowering the voting age to 16 'worth discussing' says Norma Foley
Govt's plan for industrial school survivors 'ignores every recommendation' made by committee
Leaving Cert grading system to start returning to normal in 2025 but stay the same this year
Fines social media companies will get for breach of care will be 'significant, Foley says
TY students to sit new road safety course in light of 'horrific' death toll
Protesting teachers call for 'government action, not words' on Gaza during minister's speech
ASTI votes to resist Leaving Cert reform amid 'widespread concern' over impact of AI
'Nothing is off the table' in terms of measures to tackle teacher shortages, Foley says
'They're waiting for us to die': Industrial school abuse survivors say they need urgent support
Survivors have criticised the Government’s proposed support plan, saying it doesn’t address many of their concerns.
Education Minister unveils plans for major overhaul of school bus system beginning in 2025
Changes to school transport scheme to be phased in with 'nearest school' rule to be abolished
'Exhausted with the fight': Outrage as Minister defends changes to special education criteria
Social media companies refuse to support government’s calls for age verification measures
State on track to purchase scenic Conor Pass in Kerry
Last year
€28 million spent on renting school prefabs last year, with similar figure to be spent this year
Four new special schools to be established in Limerick, Wexford, Meath and Kildare
McDonald further criticised for claim Govt did not contact school after stabbing
Irish teenagers top the list for reading skills across the EU, according to major global study
The government has told people not to buy phones for children. What approach should parents take?
Minister says she's 'open' to considering shorter teacher training amid supply crisis
Rents in Dublin and cars in Abu Dhabi: The 'nightmare' scramble to get teachers
Luke O'Neill: 'No, AI doesn't bother me. We shouldn't be frightened of it.'
'Saddened beyond measure': Tributes following death of abuse whistleblower Mark Ryan
Government drops plans for teacher-based assessment of Leaving Cert, blaming AI
Education Minister pushes back against idea of 'Dublin allowance' for teachers
Leaving Cert grade inflation needs to be unwound in coming years, Minister says
No date for junior cycle exam results, says Foley
ASTI head: 'Quite frankly, they're putting people in classrooms who aren't teachers'
Education minister says no parent can be compelled to pay voluntary contribution to school
'Influencer teachers': Minister says it's generally not appropriate for commercial videos to be shot in schools
Education Minister says parents and guardians ‘cannot be compelled to pay voluntary charge’
Pilot scheme offering free counselling for primary school children to be rolled out in September
Leaving Cert results to be issued on 25 August in 'significant step towards pre-pandemic norms'
Navan teen attack: Minister says disciplinary procedures 'a matter for school's Board of Management'
Teaching union calls for reduced class sizes and action to address 'unhealthy work-life balance'
Over 600 extra teaching course places to be added over the next two years
Primary schools to receive €96 per pupil under free schoolbooks scheme from September
Primary school students to learn less religion and will have mandatory foreign languages
President says schools should teach ‘sexuality in fullest sense’