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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# School

All time
# Joe Mulholland
'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism
Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.
# school days over
'42 years without missing a day of school': Three Wicklow brothers break record
The brothers attributed their achievement to the support of their family.
# Special Needs
School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts
The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.
# St Thomas’ Clonshaugh
The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure
The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.
# Integration
The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June
“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”
# let's talk about sex
'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'
Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?
Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is mandatory for both primary and post-primary student.
# Education
Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored
The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.
# Snow Day
Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department
Buses are not running in many areas.
# Florida
Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting
It is understood that both pupils and teachers at the school are among the dead.
# expensive attire
This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms
The decision has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament.
# on the run
School lockdown lifted after capture of escaped wolf in UK
The sanctuary has said that the wolf’s enclosure gate may have been left open deliberately.
# Sexting
13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves
Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.
# louisiania
Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral
Deyshia Hargrave was arrested after questioning pay policies during a board meeting.
# Equality
Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools
Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.
# Anseo
Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate
The family has been going over and back to the UK resulting in their children having a bad school absenteeism record here.
# boys and girls
Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them
A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.
# Discrimination
'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'
Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.
# Growing up in Ireland
Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.
# Misconduct
First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week
About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.
# pass it on
18 outlandish rumours that went around every school in the 2000s
And to think, this was pre-social media.
# Growing up in Ireland
Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.
# Birmingham
UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful
The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.
# thomas's battersea
A woman who got access to Prince George's school has got a police caution
The woman was arrested after gaining access to the exclusive school in September.
# tackling obesity
A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding
Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.
# Education
Parents 'concerned' as principal guilty of assaulting pupil returns to school
The man – who was not convicted – has returned to the school in his former role, three years after the incident.
This is why I'm against... homework
We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.
# ms readathon
'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon
Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?
# Washington
One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town
The shooter has been arrested.
# Homelessness
Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman
New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.
'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'
Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.
# may altar
School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue
A teacher’s attempt to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school has sparked an altercation with a caretaker.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you tell a school principal that you couldn't afford your child's education?
Many parents struggle to afford sending their children to school.
# Manslaughter
Teenage boy found guilty of killing love rival at bus stop in Leeds
Irfan Wahid, 16, was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.
# irish/english
'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche
An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.
# Minnesota
Two dead and several injured after school explosion in Minneapolis
A gas explosion led to the collapse of the school building.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?
Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?
At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.
# mature students
Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know
Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.
# Belfast
Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism
The boy’s mother said her son started calling himself a bad boy and a loser after the incident.