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From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others? Support Our Secretaries

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

From TheJournal.ie Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees Higher Education

Number of students in higher education continues to grow as sector takes in €1.1bn in fees

New figures show that Ireland’s undergraduate population has grown by 8% over the last five years.

From TheJournal.ie Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises Education

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests Screen Time

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.

From TheJournal.ie We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on BTYSTE

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent Opinion

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate Survey

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever Opinion

Opinion: As the spectre of fascism threatens Europe again - learning history is more important than ever

‘Brexit is a tangible manifestation of the enduring power of idealised versions of history to lead otherwise well-meaning and right-thinking people astray,’ writes Matthew Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish Public Consultation

'Huge' number of responses on how to exempt students from studying Irish

Over 2,100 responses were submitted in the weeks before Christmas, so the government has extended the deadline for submissions.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays Equal Pay Equal Work

'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.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: You don't need improving... but how about learning some Gaeilge in 2019? Column
From TheJournal.ie Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

From TheJournal.ie Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable Changes

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

The two new days bring the total examination to 15 days in June.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future Opinion

Opinion: A virtual college changed my life and my family's future

I’m a single mother of four who was once homeless but now I’m working and studying for a degree. I want to let everyone know about An Cosán Virtual Community College, writes Róisín Kelly

From TheJournal.ie 'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born' I Am Malala

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.

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 45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City University 'reviewing relationship' with Saudi university Jamal Khashoggi

Dublin City University 'reviewing relationship' with Saudi university

“Dublin City University is monitoring current developments related to Saudi Arabia and is reviewing its relationships in that context,” a DCU spokesperson confirmed this week.

From TheJournal.ie 17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe Western Building Systems

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

From TheJournal.ie Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects Schools

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system Report Card

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.

From TheJournal.ie 10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems Dublin

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

From TheJournal.ie Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

From The42 'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first' Education

'I came back and sat my Junior Cert again... I would say to any kid going over now, concentrate on your schoolwork first'

Finn Harps defender Ciaran Coll recalls his early days at Hearts as well as looking ahead to next week’s pivotal play-off matches.

From TheJournal.ie Repair works on Dublin school that forced closure of one of its buildings 'could take up to a year' Balbriggan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education Future Focus

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

From TheJournal.ie Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

From TheJournal.ie Proof that we need pay restoration: Schools are resorting to offering accomodation in order to attract teachers Opinion

Proof that we need pay restoration: Schools are resorting to offering accomodation in order to attract teachers

President of the Teacher’s Union of Ireland Seamus Lahart says students, schools and teachers will suffer if action is not taken to address the recruitment and retention crisis.

From TheJournal.ie New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities Quiet Rooms

New report raises concerns over the use of isolation rooms in schools for children with disabilities

New report highlights physical restraint of children with disabilities in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education Project Ireland 2040

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

From TheJournal.ie School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister New Rules

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

From TheJournal.ie Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week New Schools

Six new Educate Together schools open their doors this week

None of the schools will open in their permanent accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.' Opinion

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

From TheJournal.ie The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation Education

The 25 bonus CAO points for Higher Maths has more than doubled participation

The bonus was introduced in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next Don't Panic

50,000 students receive CAO offers today. Here's the points breakdown and what happens next

Over half of those applying for a Level 8 course will be offered their first choice.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat' Opinion

'We have twice had to rebuild our village on the West Bank - now our school is under threat'

The principal of the school used by Palestinian children in Susya makes a direct appeal to the Irish government to support them.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks Results

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths Scores On The Doors

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths

Here at the all important scores.

From TheJournal.ie Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance That Time Of Year

Parents 'starting to panic' amid delays receiving school clothing allowance

Children will be returning to school in the coming weeks.

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