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#Education

# education - Friday 12 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie It’s still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week Equality

It’s still legal to discriminate against gay teachers, but that could change next week

A Bill is being put to the Dáil on foot of the referendum result.

# education - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment Chaotic Delays

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# education - Friday 5 June, 2015

From Business ETC Are you a recent graduate? Here’s where the jobs are – and how much you’ll be paid Follow The Money

Are you a recent graduate? Here’s where the jobs are – and how much you’ll be paid

Things are looking up for new graduates entering the workforce…

# education - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is the Leaving Cert getting easier? Exams

Is the Leaving Cert getting easier?

Figures show that the percentage of students securing higher grades has gradually increased in the last three decades – but many deny that the exam has been “dumbed down”.

# education - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ban rubbers in schools, children should be encouraged to make mistakes’ Not In My Day

‘Ban rubbers in schools, children should be encouraged to make mistakes’

One UK-based scientist says erasers are ‘instruments of the devil’.

# education - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word ‘gay’ Marriage Referendum

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word ‘gay’

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

# education - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What value are we putting on higher education? Opinion

What value are we putting on higher education?

Demand for education expanded during the crisis and it looks set to grow further. We must respond proactively.

# education - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There will be no more As, Bs or Cs in the Leaving Cert Easy As H1 H2 H3

There will be no more As, Bs or Cs in the Leaving Cert

Big changes are coming.

From TheJournal.ie These are the best eight college courses in Ireland Top Of The Class

These are the best eight college courses in Ireland

According to a new survey, anyway.

# education - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’ Brian Cowen Protest

‘People who restrict the freedom of movement of others are fascists’

Micheál Martin has some strong words for protesters.

# education - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it’s facing criticism Conflict Of Interest

# education - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don’t quite add up either) The Divide

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don’t quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# education - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide Suicide Crisis

Teachers are being trained to spot the ‘warning signs’ of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils’ children they admit Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils’ children they admit

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# education - Monday 6 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Young teachers are facing an ‘increasingly bleak reality’ School Of Hard Knocks

Young teachers are facing an ‘increasingly bleak reality’

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# education - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Brighton’s young players are being given sexual consent training

It’s the first time a club has provided such a platform.

# education - Monday 30 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so You Are What You Eat This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

# education - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘When I was finally diagnosed, I realised I wasn’t stupid’ Life With Dyspraxia

‘When I was finally diagnosed, I realised I wasn’t stupid’

One or two children in every classroom has this condition.

# education - Saturday 21 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Students expelled after parents scale high school walls to help them cheat Reaching New Heights

Students expelled after parents scale high school walls to help them cheat

Indian police were deployed outside schools but couldn’t use force against parents.

# education - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Higher education is leaving us over-qualified but under-skilled Opinion

Higher education is leaving us over-qualified but under-skilled

There should be ways that we can learn and earn at the same time.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you glad you chose the college course you did?

More than 74,000 people have applied for courses through the CAO. How did that work out for you?

# education - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters Irish Water

Two ministers blocked from leaving Dublin school by water protesters

Jan O’Sullivan and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin were delayed for about 40 minutes.

# education - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams South Sudan

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

# education - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools Future

Some small rural schools may be asked to merge with other schools

Most small schools are in Donegal, Mayo, Roscommon and parts of Galway and Kerry.

# education - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# education - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future? Special Needs

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# education - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really… Reforming From The Inside

Is it true that Fianna Fáil has no policies? Well, not really…

It’s a constant claim thrown at the party, but it turns out it has more than a few ideas.

# education - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools’ POD

‘We know more about the cows in the field than the children in our schools’

Parents are voicing their concerns over the Primary Online Education being rolled out in schools across the country.

# education - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn’t linked to the austerity agenda? Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn’t linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

From TheJournal.ie Some Leaving Cert students don’t get Child Benefit – because of their age Kids And Money

Some Leaving Cert students don’t get Child Benefit – because of their age

This Senator thinks that should change.

# education - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 96 hours to go until (some) college students make one of the biggest decisions of their lives… Going Away To College

# education - Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School Mol An Oige

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School

Now, the next step for Mol an Óige is to get out of the prefabs…

# education - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says teachers’ strike is avoidable, but they don’t agree Ham Fisted

Taoiseach says teachers’ strike is avoidable, but they don’t agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

From TheJournal.ie Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in Background Checks

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# education - Monday 19 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Teacher says nun asked “What about the homos?” during job interview Discrimination

Teacher says nun asked “What about the homos?” during job interview

The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.

# education - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From Business ETC How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs Ah Ma... This post contains videos

How ‘Irish Mammy Syndrome’ is stopping young entrepreneurs

Fine Gael TD Aine Collins has identified a key cultural barrier to encouraging young entrepreneurship in Ireland.

# education - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again Strike

After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again

Talks aimed at breaking the impasse have failed.

# education - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Maths, reading and the advantage gap: Ireland’s education in 10 charts Education

Maths, reading and the advantage gap: Ireland’s education in 10 charts

Our nation’s youth is better at maths and English than five years ago.

# education - Monday 12 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths Edumacashun

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.

# education - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teens to contemplate life’s big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class Deep Thinkers

Teens to contemplate life’s big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.

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