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#Secondary School

# secondary-school - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Thousands of post-primary pupils to start school year using e-books
# Education
# Education

Thousands of post-primary pupils to start school year using e-books

Sep 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,308 Views 31 Comments

E-books aim to bring cost savings, provide a more interactive learning system in the classroom and – of course – cut down on the weight of school bags.

# secondary-school - Friday 31 August, 2012

Unstable chemical made safe at Cork school
# Chemical
# Chemical

Unstable chemical made safe at Cork school

Aug 31st 2012, 5:19 PM 5,821 Views 14 Comments

The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the substance.

# secondary-school - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow
# Back To School
# Back To School

Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:20 PM 3,787 Views 10 Comments

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

# secondary-school - Monday 20 August, 2012

# secondary-school - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

Aug 15th 2012, 5:30 PM 16,039 Views 68 Comments

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – TheJournal.ie team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Aug 15th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,332 Views 47 Comments

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

# secondary-school - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child
# Education
# Education

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child

Aug 1st 2012, 10:40 AM 3,527 Views 48 Comments

National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.

# secondary-school - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

Jun 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 6,981 Views 16 Comments

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

# secondary-school - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school
# Unstable Chemical
# Unstable Chemical

Controlled explosion carried out on unstable chemical at Cork school

Jun 7th 2012, 8:46 PM 4,807 Views 6 Comments

The chemical was discovered during a routine audit at a secondary school in Cork city this evening.

# secondary-school - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

'Robust' public discourse on Ireland's education system necessary
# Education
# Education

'Robust' public discourse on Ireland's education system necessary

May 29th 2012, 10:51 AM 2,004 Views 15 Comments

The TUI has said that lecturers are finding themselves stretched; and that its members need to be involved in any process of structural change.

# secondary-school - Sunday 6 May, 2012

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school
# Falling Down
# Falling Down

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

May 6th 2012, 10:23 AM 4,414 Views 20 Comments

Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

# secondary-school - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens
# Emotional Intelligence
# Emotional Intelligence

Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens

Apr 17th 2012, 10:19 PM 5,125 Views 20 Comments

Kevin Kelly’s ‘Xceptionalise’ hopes to encourage greater emotional intelligence, which in turn may lower suicide rates.

# secondary-school - Monday 12 March, 2012

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme
# Education
# Education

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

Mar 12th 2012, 1:33 PM 4,550 Views 49 Comments

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

# secondary-school - Friday 9 March, 2012

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum
# Mandarin
# Mandarin

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum

Mar 9th 2012, 12:06 PM 3,993 Views 63 Comments

Education minister Ruairí Quinn says the budgetary situation means we can’t expand the languages taught in second level.

# secondary-school - Friday 3 February, 2012

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school
# Courts
# Courts

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school

Feb 3rd 2012, 3:09 PM 8,227 Views 137 Comments

The teenager’s mother had argued that giving priority enrolment to sons of past pupils was indirect discrimination against Travellers.

# secondary-school - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition
# Science
# Science

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition

Jan 11th 2012, 7:05 PM 2,384 Views 9 Comments

Enda Kenny officially declared this year’s Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition open this afternoon – check out these photos of some of the projects on display.

# secondary-school - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'

Oct 18th 2011, 1:39 PM 764 Views 14 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.

# secondary-school - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'

Sep 21st 2011, 8:04 AM 2,683 Views 16 Comments

The system has come under fire in a wide-ranging new study which says many teachers simply ‘cover the course’.

# secondary-school - Thursday 1 September, 2011

New figures on homophobic bullying 'not surprising'
# Bullying
# Bullying

New figures on homophobic bullying 'not surprising'

Sep 1st 2011, 2:57 PM 1,071 Views 26 Comments

A new study has found that two thirds of young gay men have experienced homophobic bullying in secondary school, while young gay women are more likely to be bullied than their non-gay peers.

# secondary-school - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,374 Views 13 Comments

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important?

Aug 17th 2011, 10:54 AM 7,483 Views 52 Comments

The Leaving Cert results are out – but do the grades you achieve in the State’s second-level finals really affect the rest of your life?

# secondary-school - Monday 8 August, 2011

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
# Exams
# Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Aug 8th 2011, 4:07 PM 3,321 Views 33 Comments

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.

# secondary-school - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"

Jul 3rd 2011, 1:10 PM 1,757 Views 3 Comments

Former head of UCD’s business schools adds his voice to criticism of ‘parrot-learning’ Leaving Certificate.

# secondary-school - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 30th 2011, 8:03 PM 611 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on the day’s news, including: Zuma arrives in Libya for mediation; Prison Inspector criticises investigations into prisoner deaths; and what really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence…

# secondary-school - Friday 13 May, 2011

More students finishing secondary education than ever before
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

More students finishing secondary education than ever before

May 13th 2011, 10:07 AM 1,197 Views 0 Comments

New report from Department of Education shows that more young men in particular are staying on to do Leaving Cert.

# secondary-school - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Teacher who called himself ‘The Salford Stallion’ and had sex with pupils is jailed
# Teacher
# Teacher

Teacher who called himself ‘The Salford Stallion’ and had sex with pupils is jailed

Apr 5th 2011, 2:50 PM 3,547 Views 0 Comments

The deputy head of a secondary school in Manchester had sex with a number of pupils and was jailed for six years today.

# secondary-school - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
# Education
# Education

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

Feb 17th 2011, 2:38 PM 1,491 Views 0 Comments

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?