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Education

# education - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Majority of teachers say schools won’t be able to cope with new Junior Cycle Survey

Majority of teachers say schools won’t be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.

# education - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What kind of sex education did you get in school? Over To You

# education - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to “high standards” of education Reform

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to “high standards” of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

# education - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense Live And Learn

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# education - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert Stay In School

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

# education - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Warning of “crisis of school leadership” over unsustainable cutbacks Schools

Warning of “crisis of school leadership” over unsustainable cutbacks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Princiapls has warned that problems could occur due to the failure to invest in management structures in schools.

# education - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 19 things you’ll only know if you went to NUI Galway NUIG WHIZZ

19 things you’ll only know if you went to NUI Galway

Doing Arts – majoring in English, minoring in Supermacs.

# education - Friday 4 April, 2014

Fergie has got himself a new job… teaching at Harvard

The former Manchester United boss will begin lecturing senior executives from around the world next month.

# education - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s school children aren’t great at problem solving, but are you any better? Headscratching

Ireland’s school children aren’t great at problem solving, but are you any better?

Irish kids came 22nd from 44 countries. Think you’d do better?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish Language

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

# education - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training Support

Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training

More than 3,000 parents took part in the training courses over the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life Democracy

Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life

With the right support, we can raise a new generation of politically aware citizens eager to reinvigorate the electorate, writes Clive Byrne.

# education - Sunday 30 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks Bullies

Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks

The policies must deal with physical, verbal and cyber bullying.

# education - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is this teacher really using Game of Thrones spoilers to punish students? Game Of Threats

Is this teacher really using Game of Thrones spoilers to punish students?

It all sounds just too perfect to be true.

# education - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Legislation aims to ‘inspire confidence’ in schools enrolment policies Education

Legislation aims to ‘inspire confidence’ in schools enrolment policies

The Bill would require schools to include a statement in their enrolment policy saying that pupils would not be discriminated against.

From The Daily Edge 12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days Bad Education

# education - Monday 24 March, 2014

From Business ETC In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub Tech Firms

In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub

Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.

# education - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If Junior Cycle “nonsense” continues, teachers could strike, says union Education

If Junior Cycle “nonsense” continues, teachers could strike, says union

The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.

# education - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives Education

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.

# education - Friday 21 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground Building Futures

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is aiming to help 10,000 pupils by the end of this year.

# education - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €36 million funding announced for school improvements Top Of The Class

€36 million funding announced for school improvements

Almost 400 schools will be able to benefit from the funding.

# education - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants College Fund

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

# education - Friday 14 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Death of former MEP’s son inspires establishment of Catholic university in Ireland Education

Death of former MEP’s son inspires establishment of Catholic university in Ireland

Sinnott said those involved in the project have already started scouting locations and a group has been established in the US to raise funds.

# education - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools Education

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools

The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.

# education - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Campaign to have Irish Famine Studies taught in California The Great Hunger

Campaign to have Irish Famine Studies taught in California

Supporters of the plan say the Great Hunger shaped American history and should have a place in schools.

# education - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Seven Irish universities make global top 200 in World Subject rankings Moving On Up

Seven Irish universities make global top 200 in World Subject rankings

The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects. UCC sees jump in World Subject rankings for environmental sciences and education

# education - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children Body Talk

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.

# education - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 16 things you’ll only know if you went to Dublin City University DCU

# education - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

# education - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 very Irish sex education stories Having It Off

7 very Irish sex education stories

“When a man and a woman love each other very much…”

# education - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group Chastity

Students taped together by wrists in sex education talk by Catholic group

“We were told how ‘god loves sex’,” one student said. “However it was implied that is only after marriage.”

# education - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise Education

Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise

School principals said they need to start planning now to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach the subjects that are in demand.

# education - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco bosses told: ‘You represent an illness industry, it’s payback time’ Smoking

Tobacco bosses told: ‘You represent an illness industry, it’s payback time’

The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.

# education - Friday 7 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of “pretending to support” Down syndrome support bill Debate

Government accused of “pretending to support” Down syndrome support bill

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

From TheJournal.ie No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching Cross-party Support

No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching

The Independent bill would mean pupils with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools are guaranteed resource teaching and the Government aren’t objecting.

# education - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Graduate nurses to protest “€6.49 per hour” training wage Everyone Loves Nurses

Graduate nurses to protest “€6.49 per hour” training wage

The campaign is aiming for the original salary of €26,000 to be restored.

# education - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O’Keeffe judgement School Abuse

44 school abuse claims to be reviewed following O’Keeffe judgement

Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that other relevant cases would also be reviewed.

# education - Monday 3 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms Monitored

Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms

Ruairí Quinn said that he felt that “some older teachers are used to being sole person of authority in the classroom”.

From TheJournal.ie More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert Not Too Cool For School

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert

More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.

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