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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# School

All time
# Peace Talks
At least 10 children have been killed in an airstrike on school in Yemen
Aid group Doctors Without Borders condemned the attack, saying that all of the children killed were between eight and 15 years old.
# examples
Religion in the classroom: How other countries in the EU deal with it
Ireland is not the first country to experience these types of issues around religion and education.
# business studies
Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000
Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.
# education equality
'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'
Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.
# Greenhills
New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September
The Programme for Government has committed to reaching 400 non-denominational and multi denominational schools by 2030.
# the dorms
15 things everyone who went to an Irish boarding school will understand
Tuck shop life.
# CoderDojo
The group of children (including one 5-year-old) building the future of technology
More than 10,000 are expected to attend the CoderDojo Coolest Projects at the RDS today.
# Education
Every single child who needs a special needs assistant will get one
Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the increase will support 160 new special classes – many for children on the autism spectrum.
# Breakthrough
Schoolbag of Philip Cairns to be examined for DNA evidence
Gardaí believe they may know who killed the 13-year-old schoolboy in 1986.
# Foxrock
Dublin schoolboy who fractured another teen's skull with hammer avoids time behind bars
The two teenagers had never met before.
# outdoor learning
Students in Mayo built this impressive outdoor classroom
The structure has already attracted a lot of interest from locals and someone even celebrated a 50th birthday there recently.
# hail to the bus driver
12 things that happened on every Irish school tour bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round…
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Problems for non-religious parents, Finian McGrath’s smoking comments and the suspension of the Luas sick pay scheme…
# Pressure
Dublin school criticised for linking 'voluntary contributions' with school tours
A spokesperson for the school said the fee has been written off in the past in cases where families are in financial difficulty.
# Your Say
Poll: Should parents take their children on holiday during school term?
A father in the UK has made headlines for taking his daughter out of school for seven days.
# welfare concerns
Dublin couple face garda probe after their son misses school for four years
They’ve claimed he’s been too ill to attend but have not provided Tusla with proof.
# lunchables
13 treats every Irish kid grew up wanting in their lunchbox
Maaaaaam. Pleeeeeaase.
# Ohio
Ohio school put on lockdown after man stabs eight-year-old girl in school yard
The little girl is now in critical condition.
# Absenteeism
Mother jailed again for allowing children to miss school
She received two concurrent one month jail sentences for allowing her two daughters to miss school.
# excessive force
Texas officer who body slammed 12-year-old girl is fired
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
# Nostalgia
17 photos that will make any Irish school kid sick with 90s nostalgia
So many memories.
# Limerick
Judge warns mother she'll go to jail if daughter misses another day at school
The 15-year-old has already missed 60% of the current school term.
# Catholic School
Teacher fired after anonymous letter said she was unmarried and pregnant settles case
The school said she breached her contract by going against the religious and moral teachings of the church.
# Up the Deise
14 things everyone who went to school in Waterford City knows
Ah, the good old days.
# Sri Lanka
179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive
The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.
# Ciúnas
15 annoying things all Irish teachers have said
“No running in the corridor!”
# morto
This teacher accidentally sent a sarcastic report about students to every parent
The whole saga is facepalm-worthy.
# California
School that sent student home for top that read 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' changes policy
The court heard that a teacher had her called to the office when she showed up in the shirt.
# greater manchester
Primary school asks parents not to smoke cannabis when dropping children off
Police are working with the school to crack down on the issue.
# Discipline
'It's like torture': Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes for weeks
The FBI is now investigating the school, which is accused of using the concrete cells as punishment.
# trying times
13 Transition Year experiences you'll know all too well
That mini company hustle.
# schools out for ever
The school-leaving age is set to be increased. Is it a good idea?
It’s currently 16, should it be higher?
# stop wearing pyjamas
School in England tells parents to 'wash and get dressed' before dropping kids off
They think it’s setting a bad example for children.
# Equality Tribunal
Teacher awarded €65,000 after school hires man who sexually harassed her
The school in the south of the country was found to have discriminated against its teacher on gender grounds.
# Primary School
15 times you felt like an absolute badass in primary school
Rebel rebel.
# maniac 2000
This Dublin school's holding early-morning raves to wake up its students
Side to side like you just don’t care.
# oggy oggy oggy
A Dublin school's early morning Maniac 2000 rave is going viral on Facebook
Side to side like you just don’t care.
# immediateley
This mam received a deeply ironic letter from her son's school about his spelling
Ah here.
# major tom
A Dublin Senior Infants teacher gave the perfect David Bowie-themed homework last night
Can you hear me Major Tom?