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# school - Yesterday’s News

Female students at Carlow school 'told to not wear tight clothes to PE'

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest over the situation.

# school - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

The schools will open next September.

# school - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Parents sometimes feel 'coerced' into accepting reduced timetables for their children, committee hears

A Department of Education official said today the practice is to be “limited solely to those circumstances where it is absolutely necessary”.

# school - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# school - Friday 28 August, 2020

Man charged in relation to aggravated burglary and robbery at school in Longford

The man is due to appear before a special sitting of Longford District Court this evening.

# school - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Is your child worried about going to school? An expert has some tips for parents

Many children, and parents, are anxious about schools reopening.

# school - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt

The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.

# school - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# school - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

# school - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should school meals be provided to children over the summer?

Some European countries continue providing school meals throughout the summer.

# school - Friday 15 May, 2020

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

# school - Friday 27 March, 2020

From The42 Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school Column

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school

In the first of a series of columns, track cyclist Mark Downey gives his thoughts on Tokyo 2020′s postponement.

# school - Monday 2 March, 2020

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# school - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips

Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.

# school - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy

It is understood the fire took place at the former O’Growney National School.

# school - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# school - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

# school - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# school - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

# school - Monday 2 December, 2019

Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash

Other children who attended a nearby school were also injured in the fatal collision.

# school - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school

73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.

# school - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

# school - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl

The boy in question has special needs and is on the autism spectrum.

# school - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# school - Monday 23 September, 2019

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

# school - Friday 20 September, 2019

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

# school - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# school - Monday 9 September, 2019

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

# school - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears

The boy struck one of the staff members at the school with a hurl, the court heard.

# school - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister

With schools set to return next week, hundreds of pupils across Ireland have yet to be given a place.

# school - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# school - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# school - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court

The teenager was expelled by the school’s board of management in November 2018.

# school - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# school - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence

Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.

# school - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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

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

# school - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years

The child has a 67% absent rate in this school year.

# school - Monday 8 April, 2019

High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school

The second-year student was expelled from the secondary school he attended late last year.

# school - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school? Beauty Q This post contains a poll

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school?

We need to know.

# school - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

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

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

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