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From TheJournal.ie How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world? Education

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report Child Abuse

Chair of child abuse inquiry reports "seriously erroneous" figure in commission report

Mr Justice Ryan said the claim that 170,000 were admitted to institutional school is, in fact, closer to 42,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like' Smartphones

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

From TheJournal.ie 'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study Homelessness

'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.

From TheJournal.ie LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university Better Than One

LIT and AIT want to join up to create a River Shannon-linked technological university

The goal is to create a new unique, disruptive technological university.

From TheJournal.ie Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation Legal Action

Building company facing legal action from Dept of Education to 'vigorously contest' any litigation

Some 42 schools constructed by Western Building Systems have been at the centre of a safety probe.

From TheJournal.ie Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible Múinteoirí

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance Opinion

Opinion: Many students will be locked out of third-level if costs and supports don't start to balance

The cost of accommodation, grant reductions and rising fees are causing real challenges to young people.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots' Opinion

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet Childcare

'We're seen as glorified babysitters': Survey finds 94% of childcare workers can't make ends meet

More than half of people working in the sector are actively looking for another job.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Parents threaten High Court action against school over reduction of subjects taught in Irish Dundalk

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases Equal Pay

'Lost in the system': Some school secretaries say they're not getting their 2.5% pay increases

The Department said that they’ve received calls on the issue, where they advise secretaries on what action they can take.

From TheJournal.ie Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years Oideachas

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

From TheJournal.ie Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks Delayed

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals Last Chance Saloon

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

From TheJournal.ie Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows Education

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

From TheJournal.ie 'Collecting the school voluntary contribution is an unwanted and stressful obligation on principals' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability Education

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

From TheJournal.ie FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost? Analysis

FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?

Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs Delays

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

From TheJournal.ie More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month Nutrition

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month

36 schools have been chosen to participate in the new pilot project.

From TheJournal.ie Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning? Dishonour

Grade inflation is soaring: Are degrees losing all meaning?

Analysis of awards from Irish third-level institutions by Noteworthy.ie uncovers an upward trend in grades handed to students.

From TheJournal.ie 'Huge positive impact', 'very problematic': Mixed reactions to Irish exemption rule changes Education

'Huge positive impact', 'very problematic': Mixed reactions to Irish exemption rule changes

IQ levels and psychological assessments are no longer a factor.

From TheJournal.ie Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools Nil Gaeilge Agam

Changes announced to grounds for student exemption from Irish in schools

The changes will take effect from September.

From TheJournal.ie CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next Cao 2019

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers today - here's what happens next

Round Zero offers must be accepted by 7 August at 5.15pm.

From TheJournal.ie Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school Back To 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.

From TheJournal.ie Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September Education

Concern hundreds of children with autism could be without school places in September

Last month the Department of Education served statutory notices on 18 schools and two patrol bodies in the Dublin 15 area urging them to make additional provision.

From TheJournal.ie Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system Third Level

Over 8,000 international students to benefit from new online immigration renewal system

The new system will be made available to students in the Dublin area, who were previously required to present in person at Burgh Quay.

From TheJournal.ie Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season Generation Rent

Students warned to watch for rental scams ahead of house-hunting season

The USI says people are ‘taking advantage of the housing crisis and accommodation shortage’.

From TheJournal.ie Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next Cao 2019

Over 5,700 applicants receive CAO Round A offers today - here's what happens next

Round A offers must be accepted by Wednesday 10 July at 5.15pm.

From TheJournal.ie Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday Change Of Mind This post contains videos

Want to change your CAO form? The deadline is Monday

People who have applied to go to college or university can add, remove or change the order of their course choices.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Mixed news for Irish universities as they again fail to break top 100

Trinity was again the top Irish institution but failed to break the top 100.

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance Back To School

Government to provide extra €25 per child after funding boost for back to school allowance

Funding for the scheme increased to €56 million in Budget 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home Joe McHugh

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places Childcare

Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places

Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems Opinion

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement Leaving Cert Recheck

Minister wins 'right to third-level education' appeal in Carter judgement

Carter won a case against the State Examinations Commission over the recheck of her Leaving Cert exam.

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