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#Education

# education - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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

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

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

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

'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

'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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

# education - Friday 4 January, 2019

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

# education - Monday 31 December, 2018

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays

“I was in the dole office before Christmas to sign on, and it takes ages each year,” one school secretary said.

# education - Sunday 30 December, 2018

# education - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# education - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

The two new days bring the total examination to 15 days in June.

# education - Friday 14 December, 2018

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

# education - Monday 19 November, 2018

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.

# education - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

# education - Monday 12 November, 2018

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

# education - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Dublin City University 'reviewing relationship' with Saudi university

“Dublin City University is monitoring current developments related to Saudi Arabia and is reviewing its relationships in that context,” a DCU spokesperson confirmed this week.

# education - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

# education - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# education - Saturday 27 October, 2018

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

# education - Friday 26 October, 2018

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

# education - Thursday 25 October, 2018

From The42 'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first' Education

'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first'

Finn Harps defender Ciaran Coll recalls his early days at Hearts as well as looking ahead to next week’s pivotal play-off matches.

# education - Monday 22 October, 2018

Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year'

School management have pledged that all students will be accomodated after the mid-term break.

# education - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

# education - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

# education - Friday 28 September, 2018

Proof that we need pay restoration: Schools are resorting to offering accomodation in order to attract teachers

President of the Teacher’s Union of Ireland Seamus Lahart says students, schools and teachers will suffer if action is not taken to address the recruitment and retention crisis.

# education - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities

New report highlights physical restraint of children with disabilities in schools.

# education - Friday 14 September, 2018

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

# education - Friday 31 August, 2018

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

# education - Monday 27 August, 2018

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

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