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# pupils - Friday 7 July, 2017

Teenage girl dies in school minibus crash in Birmingham

The pupils were on an art trip.

# pupils - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

# pupils - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school

Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.

# pupils - Friday 30 September, 2016

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

# pupils - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

# pupils - Friday 27 February, 2015

'Parents pay hundreds in voluntary contributions but don't know where the money is going'

Sinn Féin is calling for more transparency in these payments.

# pupils - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School

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

# pupils - Monday 12 January, 2015

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

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

# pupils - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

# pupils - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# pupils - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'Unfounded parental complaints' mean more work for teachers

Primary school teachers say they are taking more notes to do with relationships, behaviour and possible bullying.

# pupils - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

# pupils - Thursday 17 April, 2014

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.

# pupils - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

"The anger is palpable": Teachers to hold lunchtime protests over Junior Cycle

The protests are over the introduction of the new Junior Cycle Student Award.

# pupils - Monday 24 February, 2014

Pure in Heart: “We don’t have a negative view of sex”

The group were responding after claims that at one of their sex education talks they taped two students together by their wrists.

39 convictions for parents so far over children missing school last year

In total last year, there were 175 court summons given to parents over 101 children.

# pupils - Monday 9 September, 2013

"Protective policing" for three Belfast schools due to loyalist threats

The threats were made by the Red Hand Defenders, and concern two primary schools and one secondary school.

# pupils - Monday 26 August, 2013

Time to act on bullying before tragedy hits primary schools, says expert

Marion Flanagan has said that there needs to be an approach involving parents, schools and the children themselves to tackle bullying.

# pupils - Friday 21 June, 2013

TDs will be asked to vote on reversing special needs teaching cuts

A Fianna Fáil motion, to be voted upon on next Wednesday, asks for increased teaching staff to meet the workload.

# pupils - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Kids of unemployed and depressed parents more likely to be absent from class

The research found that parents, who help out at home with schoolwork and attend parent–teacher meetings, are less likely to have children with bad attendance.

Cuts in teaching support for special needs children "utterly unacceptable"

The levels of resource teacher and special needs assistants have been maintained at 2012/2013 levels.

# pupils - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Irish children less likely to feel they belong in primary schools

A new report also found that teachers report pupils often coming to class too tired to concentrate.

# pupils - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Quinn proposes using child benefit funds for free preschool education

The Minister is currently debating the issue with fellow ministers Joan Burton and Frances Fitzgerald.

# pupils - Friday 30 November, 2012

Teens believe cyber bullying is worse than traditional bullying

Teens feel like it’s the worst kind because they “can’t escape it” and pictures and messages can be spread so quickly.

# pupils - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Italian teacher jailed for killing rabbits in class

The teacher had ordered delivery of four dead rabbits in order to dissect them, but two arrived alive.

# pupils - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Situation being resolved at Kilfinane school

Parents had blockaded the school after builders began removing fittings from the building. The school principal told that the fittings are now being put back.

# pupils - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills Young Talents This post contains videos

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills

You’re never too young to make a film, as pupils from around Ireland showed at the FÍS Film Festival and awards.

# pupils - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Thousands of post-primary pupils to start school year using e-books

E-books aim to bring cost savings, provide a more interactive learning system in the classroom and – of course – cut down on the weight of school bags.

# pupils - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Column: How my home is welcoming people back from around the world

People from Inishowen, Co Donegal are now in more than 80 countries. Here’s how we’re bringing them back for The Gathering, writes John Collins.

# pupils - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time You Tell Us This post contains images

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time

Wallpaper-wrapped schoolbooks, the theme tune to Glenroe, a shoe-fitting machine of torture: what were the triggers that let you know it was THAT time of year again?

# pupils - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

New code of conduct says teachers CAN interact with pupils on Facebook

The guidelines drawn up by the Teaching Council say teachers should make sure that any interaction on social networks is ‘appropriate’.

# pupils - Thursday 14 June, 2012

SNA allocation welcomed by Special Needs Parents Association

The association said it welcomes the 211 extra whole-time Special Needs Assistants, but said that the number of Resource and Learning Support teaching posts will not meet demand.

# pupils - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Is it alright for teachers to interact with their students on Facebook in this digital age – or should they steer clear? You tell us…

# pupils - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

End of heavy schoolbags? Students welcome eBooks to classrooms

The ASTI has welcomed the sale of new eBook apps by Folens, but cautioned that the Government must ensure that all students have “equal access to quality educational experiences”.

# pupils - Monday 12 December, 2011

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

The teachers’ union has said that disadvantaged schools will lose hundreds of teaching posts – which will instead be reallocated to schools in better off areas.

# pupils - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results Leaving Cert This post contains images

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results

With 58,000 students picking up their results today, here’s how some of them reacted…

# pupils - Friday 3 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'Sorry teacher, a bird ate my lunch' Flying Lunch

'Sorry teacher, a bird ate my lunch'

Birds of prey swooping in on children’s lunches at English school leads to ban on schoolyard munching.