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#Education

# education - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

# education - Monday 17 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance Back To School

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.

# education - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home Joe McHugh

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

# education - Monday 10 June, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

# education - Friday 31 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems Opinion

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# education - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement Leaving Cert Recheck

Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement

Carter won a case against the State Examinations Commission over the recheck of her Leaving Cert exam.

# education - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme Education

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

# education - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from International Students

Number of non-EEA students in Ireland reaches record level: here's where they're coming from

There has been a 45% increase in students from non-EEA countries since 2013.

# education - Friday 3 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them Opinion

Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them

Despite our policy of focusing on the smart economy and jobs in technology – no strategy exists to promote the learning of our brightest students, writes Colm O’Reilly.

# education - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# education - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht Múinteoirí

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht

The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht.

# education - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation' Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

# education - Thursday 11 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign Education

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign

Burke is a campaigner, advocate and academic, and last year became a contributing editor at fashion magazine Vogue UK.

# education - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case Appeal

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case

The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education.

# education - Monday 8 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

# education - Sunday 7 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

# education - Friday 5 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

# education - Thursday 4 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

# education - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading' Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# education - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year Cao Applications

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

# education - Friday 1 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true' Opinion

Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true'

Compared with other subjects Irish is not badly taught. More students got a B1 or higher in Irish than in French and German combined, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# education - Monday 25 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action Extra Curricular

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

# education - Thursday 21 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

# education - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years Metoo

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

# education - Thursday 14 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# education - Monday 11 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme Education

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme

The programme will allow an “increased cohort” of Palestinian students to study in Ireland, the Tánaiste said.

# education - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

# education - Friday 1 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

# education - Monday 28 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards Education

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has claimed poor training and insufficient pay was behind the drop in the supply.

# education - Thursday 24 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# education - Sunday 20 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others? Support Our Secretaries

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

# education - Friday 18 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

# education - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises Education

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# education - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests Screen Time

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# education - Saturday 12 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on BTYSTE

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

# education - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

# education - Monday 7 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate Survey

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.

# education - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever Opinion

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.

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