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From TheJournal.ie CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year Cao Applications

CAO points set to jump for languages and the humanities this year

A total of 73,034 applications were received by CAO by the due date on 1 February.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true' Opinion

Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true'

Compared with other subjects Irish is not badly taught. More students got a B1 or higher in Irish than in French and German combined, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

From TheJournal.ie A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action Extra Curricular

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

From TheJournal.ie These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings Education

These 12 schools now have a patron but do not have permanent school buildings

The patronage of the schools was recommended by the New Schools Establishment Group.

From TheJournal.ie Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years Metoo

Man fined for exposure among 24 people reported for sexual assault at Irish colleges in six years

There were no reports of sexual assault by students in half of Irish colleges between 2012 and 2018.

From TheJournal.ie The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme Education

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme

The programme will allow an “increased cohort” of Palestinian students to study in Ireland, the Tánaiste said.

From TheJournal.ie Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in Pay Issues

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards Education

'We're getting it in the neck': Lack of sub teachers at 'crisis point' as parents complain about schooling standards

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has claimed poor training and insufficient pay was behind the drop in the supply.

From TheJournal.ie 'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

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.

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