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# pupils - Friday 28 August, 2020

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Overcrowded classes and an empty classroom: Serious 'frustration' at teaching job cuts during a health crisis

Aug 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 25,974 Views 32 Comments

A mixture of excitement and frustration prevailed at one Louth school with classes of 33 pupils as available classrooms lie empty.

# pupils - Friday 7 July, 2017

Teenage girl dies in school minibus crash in Birmingham
# Road Collision
# Road Collision

Teenage girl dies in school minibus crash in Birmingham

Jul 7th 2017, 3:21 PM 8,588 Views 0 Comments

The pupils were on an art trip.

# pupils - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

May 6th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,444 Views 75 Comments

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
# Strabane
# Strabane

Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school

Feb 8th 2017, 7:38 AM 19,962 Views 19 Comments

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
# ASTI
# ASTI

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 18,339 Views 45 Comments

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

Sep 29th 2016, 8:39 AM 14,125 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Pupils
# Pupils

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

Feb 27th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,762 Views 72 Comments

Sinn Féin is calling for more transparency in these payments.

# pupils - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School
# Mol An Oige
# Mol An Oige

Ireland now has its first (official) Steiner National School

Jan 24th 2015, 7:30 AM 45,800 Views 73 Comments

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
# Edumacashun
# Edumacashun

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

Jan 12th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,945 Views 24 Comments

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
# Impact
# Impact

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

Jun 25th 2014, 5:12 PM 14,386 Views 12 Comments

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
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

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

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,326 Views 21 Comments

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
# INTO
# INTO

'Unfounded parental complaints' mean more work for teachers

Apr 23rd 2014, 3:47 PM 20,998 Views 218 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:10 AM 23,257 Views 315 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

Majority of teachers say schools won't be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Apr 17th 2014, 8:36 AM 8,061 Views 43 Comments

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
# Exam Concerns
# Exam Concerns

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

Mar 11th 2014, 8:37 AM 10,575 Views 66 Comments

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”
# Sellotape Sex Education
# Sellotape Sex Education

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

Feb 24th 2014, 9:31 PM 24,253 Views 172 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Feb 24th 2014, 5:50 PM 29,071 Views 79 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Sep 9th 2013, 9:38 AM 6,219 Views 61 Comments

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
# Cyber Bullying
# Cyber Bullying

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

Aug 26th 2013, 8:11 AM 5,849 Views 45 Comments

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
# Teachers
# Teachers

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

Jun 21st 2013, 6:08 PM 4,158 Views 23 Comments

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
# Absenteeism
# Absenteeism

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

Jun 19th 2013, 9:30 PM 7,626 Views 29 Comments

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"
# Schools
# Schools

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

Jun 19th 2013, 8:03 PM 7,298 Views 41 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Irish children less likely to feel they belong in primary schools

Jun 12th 2013, 10:45 AM 7,771 Views 24 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Quinn proposes using child benefit funds for free preschool education

May 8th 2013, 10:07 AM 8,469 Views 54 Comments

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
# Cyber Bullying
# Cyber Bullying

Teens believe cyber bullying is worse than traditional bullying

Nov 30th 2012, 10:22 AM 13,497 Views 24 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

Italian teacher jailed for killing rabbits in class

Nov 28th 2012, 4:20 PM 13,612 Views 42 Comments

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
# Kilfinane
# Kilfinane

Situation being resolved at Kilfinane school

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:52 PM 15,863 Views 21 Comments

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

# pupils - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills
# Young Talents
# Young Talents

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills

Nov 11th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,727 Views 5 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Sep 5th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,276 Views 31 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Sep 4th 2012, 7:00 AM 264 Views 6 Comments

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
# You Tell Us

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

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 8,771 Views 26 Comments

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
# Social Media
# Social Media

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

Jun 20th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,225 Views 15 Comments

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
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

SNA allocation welcomed by Special Needs Parents Association

Jun 14th 2012, 9:11 AM 1,828 Views 8 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers be on social media with students?

Jun 5th 2012, 9:13 AM 6,115 Views 41 Comments

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
# School Books
# School Books

End of heavy schoolbags? Students welcome eBooks to classrooms

Apr 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 8,226 Views 46 Comments

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
# Education Cuts
# Education Cuts

Budget 2012 will 'devastate' disadvantaged schools - INTO

Dec 12th 2011, 8:38 PM 2,736 Views 38 Comments

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
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

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

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,187 Views 13 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results

Aug 17th 2011, 2:51 PM 4,781 Views 3 Comments

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

# pupils - Friday 3 June, 2011

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

'Sorry teacher, a bird ate my lunch'

Jun 3rd 2011, 11:44 AM 631 Views 0 Comments

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