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# Education

Last week
9th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Calls for Foley to 'press ahead' with parent survey on school patronage promised last September
Last month
May 2024
Teacher-training college backs down from hiking 'extortionate' charges after student backlash
Teachers, politicians and journalists - what experts say is needed to teach public about the EU
Ireland has made 'no progress' on its European language strategy, says leading academic
Building commencements on new homes hit approximately 18,000 in April alone, Cabinet to hear
Govt's plan for industrial school survivors 'ignores every recommendation' made by committee
April
April 2024
A third of Irish teens go to single-sex schools - but new research shows they don't want to
Cabinet to sign off on one-year lease extension for Citywest accommodation centre
'Sinking feeling' among lecturers as they vote to express alarm over state of TU sector
During a union conference in Killarney, staff spoke in stark terms about the future of the nascent sector.
'Nothing is off the table' in terms of measures to tackle teacher shortages, Foley says
'Minister, you need to hit the accelerator, not the brakes': INTO grills Foley on retention crisis
March
March 2024
From 'young pup' to Taoiseach, how Simon Harris TikTok-ed his way to the top
Over 20% increase in first preference applications to study dentistry, CAO figures show
Public invited to have their say on new primary school curriculum for a modern Ireland
Opinion: If we really want a more equal society, we need greater investment in adult learning
Dearbháil Lawless
Ex-Garda deputy commissioner to head up new stakeholder group on dog control
'They're waiting for us to die': Industrial school abuse survivors say they need urgent support
Survivors have criticised the Government’s proposed support plan, saying it doesn’t address many of their concerns.
February
February 2024
Primary principals criticise 'infuriating' shortage of supports for pupils affected by trauma
Education Minister unveils plans for major overhaul of school bus system beginning in 2025
School psychology service 'unaccountable' and on verge of 'collapse', warns principal
The National Educational Psychology Services (NEPS) is down about 20% of required staff at present.
Sources with experience of the schools psychology service told of how barely a handful of students in each school can avail of the treatment.
One principal warned that the service's refusal to operate waiting lists means there is little data on how many students require intervention.
'You just know that if the child had been seen when they should have been seen in the first place, they wouldn't be in crisis,' Simon Lewis said.
‘Rugby tackled’: New survey shows 27% of children with disabilities have been restrained at school
'Exhausted with the fight': Outrage as Minister defends changes to special education criteria
This year
2024
Teachers say reintroduction of teaching-through-Irish allowance 'would make a massive difference'
'It's a real inequality': Educators call for teaching-through-Irish allowance to be reintroduced
The allowance was suspended in 2012 for any newly qualified teachers.
Graduate: Finding work after college is tough - I wish employers would give us a chance
College Graduate
Last year
2023
Number of students at multi-denominational secondary schools exceeds Catholic schools for first time
Irish teenagers top the list for reading skills across the EU, according to major global study
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Concerns raised that parents of pre-schoolers had no say in Catholic school divestment scheme
Minister says she's 'open' to considering shorter teacher training amid supply crisis
Rents in Dublin and cars in Abu Dhabi: The 'nightmare' scramble to get teachers
Luke O'Neill: 'No, AI doesn't bother me. We shouldn't be frightened of it.'
Fears extra 1,200 SNA posts from next September 'doesn't go far enough'
School books for junior cycle students to be provided for free starting next September
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Margaret Lynch
Eoghan Cleary: The new sex ed curriculum is being misrepresented by a small but loud group
Eoghan Cleary
'The AI excuse doesn't wash with me': Mixed reaction to plans to drop teacher-based assessment
Government drops plans for teacher-based assessment of Leaving Cert, blaming AI
Substitute teacher: 'I lived abroad and came home, but teaching in Ireland has been a disaster'
Anonymous Teachers
Primary schools call for more funding as OECD report finds Ireland lagging behind neighbours