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# Secondary School

This year
Almost 10% of respondents to post-primary survey say they experienced unwanted sexual attention by a teacher
Sexist harassment by a teacher was the most commonly experienced form of misconduct experienced by Irish post-primary pupils.
'It’s a very stressful time': Two thirds of secondary school parents worried about back to school costs
A total of 1,100 parents were surveyed in relation to back to school costs.
Last year
Circuit court overturns WRC ruling that gave father €3k in school gender discrimination dispute
The judge ruled that the school’s actions could not be determined to be gender discrimination.
All time
Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.
Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.
Q&A: The latest Covid-19 protocols for secondary schools as students return to classes
Students across the country have been returning to school this week.
9 in 10 teenage girls aged 15-17 agree consent is always required for sexual activity
The results of the new Consent Communication study by NUI Galway’s Active* Consent programme.
Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey
The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.
Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.
Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns
It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.
'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today
Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.
'Better Teachers, Better Results': Complaints about Dublin private school ad upheld by ASAI
22 complaints were issued about the advertising which appeared on buses and in the press.
'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study
Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.
High Court quashes decision to expel teenage boy with autism from secondary school
The teen was alleged to have engaged in “unpredictable, aggressive and violent behaviour in the school”.
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.
Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.
School launches High Court challenge over decision requiring it to enrol boy with autism
The student involved cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school
Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.
How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
There’s no excuse for English teachers to get less than 100%.
Victims of bullying 'predominantly taunted about weight or body image'
Physical harassment was considerably more prevalent in the all-boys school.
15 things we did in school we'd never be able to get away with now
To paraphrase Bryan Adams, were those the best days of your life?
Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them
A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.
Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
School waiting lists are being scrapped - but it's not yet known what will happen to students currently on one
New legislation will see the waiting lists phased out after admission reforms.
'Heavily-armed' student arrested after school shooting in France injures eight
The incident occurred in Tocqueville high school in the French town of Grasse.
'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough
We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.
12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Geography
Damn. That Karst landscape.
Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action
ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.
Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers
New figures show that Ireland has one of the widest gender gaps among teachers at primary and post-primary level in Europe
18 people you always ended up sitting beside in secondary school
AKA The Worst People.
Girls scoring more A1s in Leaving Cert than boys
In 31 out of 36 subjects, female exam students topped the class.
The State employs 154 religious chaplains in secondary schools around the country
The cost of their employment is €9.5 million.
10 things you'll know if you went to a mixed secondary school
45 milestones in every Irish secondary school student's life
Ah, the good old days.
13 Transition Year experiences you'll know all too well
That mini company hustle.
A teenage girl in the US was threatened with suspension for wearing this outfit
And she has absolutely called them out on Facebook.
10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember