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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.
Teenage girl dies in school minibus crash in Birmingham
The pupils were on an art trip.
Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.
Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school
Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.
'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.
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.
'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.
Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School
Now, the next step for Mol an Óige is to get out of the prefabs…
Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths
That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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’.
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.
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…
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”.
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.
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
With 58,000 students picking up their results today, here’s how some of them reacted…
'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.