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From TheJournal.ie 'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action Education Minister

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action

Talks between the Department of Education and trade union Fórsa are still ongoing at the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan Staff Shortages

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Decision to make history optional for the Junior Cert to be reviewed

The minister said the government has a duty to make sure the next generation is informed.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded Schools

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools Education

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow Back To School

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges Visa Factories

'Time is fast running out for rogue operators': Crackdown on English language colleges

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015 Education

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

From TheJournal.ie New funding to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become teachers Education

New funding to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become teachers

Minister Quinn has allocated €19,500 to the programme.

From TheJournal.ie Radical shake-up on the cards for country's 10,000 special education teachers Changes

Radical shake-up on the cards for country's 10,000 special education teachers

Under the proposals, teachers would be allocated to schools “in line with each school’s educational need for such support”.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation Full Inquiry

Education Minister backs Archbishop's call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable' Under Fire

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants College Fund

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action Junior Cert

Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

From TheJournal.ie English, Irish, Maths... Politics: The Leaving Cert to get a new subject New Studies

English, Irish, Maths... Politics: The Leaving Cert to get a new subject

Future TDs will be able to get a head start on what they need to know, as part of new plans confirmed by the Education Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should religion be taught at home and not in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should religion be taught at home and not in schools?

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn indicated yesterday that families and parishes could take responsibility for religious education.

From TheJournal.ie Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report Education

Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report

Gains throughout the lifetime of the program are ‘consistent’, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said.

From TheJournal.ie School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced Fixing It

School repair grants worth €68m reintroduced

The grants were scrapped in 2012. They’ll allow schools to carry out minor works like fixing roofs and windows.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching Not Adding Up

Chief Inspector's Report highlights problems with Maths and Irish teaching

The teaching of Irish was found to be “problematic” in almost one in three lessons at post-primary, while Maths teaching was found to be “satisfactory or better” in just 77 per cent of schools monitored.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion" Leaving Cert

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome Education

Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome

The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.

From TheJournal.ie Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls) Growing Up In Ireland

Boys ditch homework and mitch school (but still better at maths than girls)

An ESRI conference heard boys are more likely than girls to be absent from school and less likely to do homework.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to produce a generation of independent thinkers – history is the key Opinion

Column: We need to produce a generation of independent thinkers – history is the key

TV shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Rome’ show that history is more popular than ever – yet, under proposed changes to the Junior Certificate, history could become an optional subject or short course. It makes no sense, writes teacher Christian O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be 'more structured, fair and transparent' Education

Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be 'more structured, fair and transparent'

The minister is to publish a bill which will curtail the “over-use of preferential treatment” in the enrolment process.

From TheJournal.ie Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin Mario Vargas Llosa

Nobel Prize winning writer to speak at free event in Dublin

Mario Vargas Llosa has been an important figure in world literature since the 1960s – and will speak to students and some lucky members of the public at Spanish institute in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school Falling Down

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance Universities

Quinn says no to 'narrow focus' on university performance

The Times Higher Education world reputation rankings failed to feature an Irish university – but the Education Minister indicated this is not a cause for concern.

From TheJournal.ie Silent protest held as Quinn speaks at INTO conference Teachers

Silent protest held as Quinn speaks at INTO conference

The Education Minister was speaking to hundreds of primary school teachers at the INTO conference today when a group stood and held banners that included slogans like “save our schools”.

Caption competition: Cold shoulder or shy boy?

This is how one junior infants student reacted to a visit from the Education Minister today…

From TheJournal.ie Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes Education

Cost of school books to be reduced to loan schemes

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said today that education book publishers will reduce the cost of school books in schools that run book rental schemes by between 12 and 17.5 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement Race For The Áras

O'Dowd named as McGuinness replacement

The Stormont Education Minister will be nominated as temporary deputy first minister today.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations Abuse Redress

Quinn says he is 'disappointed' at redress money offered by religious congregations

Minister Ruairí Quinn also said that a memorial will be created for the victims of institutional abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins... Education

Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...

The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be allowed to hire the unemployed to work for free?

Under a new scheme, schools will be able to hire unemployed teachers, graduates and non-graduates to work for free. So is it a great opportunity for them to build their cv, or exploitation?