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# school - Friday 15 May, 2020

'Why I believe homework should be banned', by one primary school student

Misha McEnaney is a fifth class student. He outlines why he believes homework should be banned for all children.

# school - Friday 27 March, 2020

From The42 Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school Column

Why not prepping for the Olympics feels a bit like the days when I avoided homework in school

In the first of a series of columns, track cyclist Mark Downey gives his thoughts on Tokyo 2020′s postponement.

# school - Monday 2 March, 2020

'There is a lot of panic': Health officials meet parents of children who attend school shut over Covid-19 case

A school in Dublin today began a two-week closing period after a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# school - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips

Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.

# school - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Gardaí investigating suspected criminal damage after fire breaks out at property in Athboy

It is understood the fire took place at the former O’Growney National School.

# school - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# school - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Four children among those killed after missiles hit Syrian school

Missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians today, a war monitor has said.

# school - Monday 23 December, 2019

Enrolments rise in multi-denominational schools, but there's been a very slight decrease in Catholic schools

Almost 940,000 pupils are enrolled in primary and post-primary schools in Ireland.

# school - Friday 13 December, 2019

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

# school - Monday 2 December, 2019

Murder investigation launched after 12-year-old boy killed in Essex car crash

Other children who attended a nearby school were also injured in the fatal collision.

# school - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Half of LGBT+ students have heard homophobic or transphobic comments from staff members at school

73% of LGBT+ students surveyed said they feel unsafe at school.

# school - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Minister wants History to be 'mandatory' for Junior Cycle

Maths, Irish and English are currently the only compulsory subjects, bar some exceptions.

# school - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

High Court quashes decision compelling school to re-enroll boy (8) who assaulted teacher with hurl

The boy in question has special needs and is on the autism spectrum.

# school - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school WRC

Father awarded €3.5k in discrimination case over daughter's enrolment in school

The father took the gender discrimination case under the Equal Status Act at the Workplace Relations Commission.

# school - Monday 23 September, 2019

Police officer suspended after arresting two 6-year-olds in Florida school

The grandmother of one of the children said the child was arrested after she threw a temper tantrum and kicked somebody.

# school - Friday 20 September, 2019

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

# school - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish

The board has said teacher shortages led to the decision to have most subjects taught in English.

# school - Monday 9 September, 2019

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

# school - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Boy (8) who was expelled after assaulting five staff members must be re-enrolled, court hears

The boy struck one of the staff members at the school with a hurl, the court heard.

# school - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Six schools told to offer more special education places by Minister

With schools set to return next week, hundreds of pupils across Ireland have yet to be given a place.

# school - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals'

As things stand, the contribution is needed to keep school doors open, writes Joseph A Moynihan.

# school - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

# school - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court

The teenager was expelled by the school’s board of management in November 2018.

# school - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# school - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence

Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.

# school - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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.

# school - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years

The child has a 67% absent rate in this school year.

# school - Monday 8 April, 2019

High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school

The second-year student was expelled from the secondary school he attended late last year.

# school - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school? Beauty Q This post contains a poll

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school?

We need to know.

# school - 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.

# school - 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.

# school - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast

The incident is believed to have occurred at Glen Road beside St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast.

# school - Monday 3 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers? Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?

Some people are sick of the whole thing.

# school - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

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.

# school - Sunday 28 October, 2018

From The42 Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week Schools Rugby

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

# school - 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.

# school - Monday 17 September, 2018

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

# school - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

# school - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# school - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Parkland students return to school - with €5.7 million in security upgrades

A gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building in February.

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