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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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women' Bishop Of Elphin

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school Back To School

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.

From TheJournal.ie Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs Debt

Parents turning to moneylenders to cope with back-to-school costs

More than one-third of parents in Ireland say they are debt due to these costs.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees College

Thousands may be losing out on tax relief for third-level fees

People have been urged to check if they’re eligible ahead of what can be a very expensive time for students and their families.

From TheJournal.ie '800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years' Column

'800 million people globally could be made redundant by technology over the next ten years'

Partnering with the big technology companies to implement a digital apprenticeship scheme would be game changing for Ireland’s economic prospects, writes Gary Gannon.

From TheJournal.ie Inclusive education: 'Nobody with a print disability should get left behind' Column

Inclusive education: 'Nobody with a print disability should get left behind'

The barriers have to be broken down and it starts with the Department of Education, writes Chris White.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that.

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 Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate' Read Me

Opinion: 'Parents need to raise their voices in the divestment debate'

Single-faith religious instruction and all sacramental preparation needs to be parish-based and conducted outside of school hours, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times Sex Education

'Like rabbits caught in headlights': Catholic schools head says sex ed has not moved with the times

TDs and Senators pressed on if elements of sex education would be left out of the curriculum in Catholic schools.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'You couldn’t let your students know you were gay, so you had to hide it from them' Pride

Column: 'You couldn’t let your students know you were gay, so you had to hide it from them'

Teachers encourage their pupils to be kind, upstanding citizens but sometimes the teachers themselves are faced with challenging attitudes in the workplace, writes Sheila Nunan.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools Patronage Determination

Parents in four areas are being asked to express their preference about the patronage of new schools

The process began today and it will wrap up at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie 'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest Ability Programme

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees' Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September Liquidation

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

From TheJournal.ie Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise' Education

Fall of Irish universities in world rankings 'disappointing but not a surprise'

Trinity College Dublin has lost its place in the top 100 universities.

From TheJournal.ie TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs On Campus

TCD sexual consent classes get green light for expansion to clubs and socs

The classes have been trialled in Trinity Halls but the student union wants them elsewhere on campus.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon? Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

From TheJournal.ie School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts Special Needs

School says children 'may have to remain in their wheelchairs' due to SNA cuts

The Dublin primary school has warned parents that there will be “a serious disruption of services” in September.

From TheJournal.ie What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model Church And State

What's next?: Breaking religious influence over education with a Citizens Assembly model

If the constitution is the problem, then the models previously used such as the Constitutional Convention and the Citizens Assembly should be utilised to address the issue, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

From TheJournal.ie The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure St Thomas’ Clonshaugh

The last Traveller secondary school in the country has been given another year to plan for closure

The Department of Education says St Thomas’ Clonshaugh will close by June 2019 at the latest.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term Education

Government announces 800 additional SNAs in schools for next term

This will bring to 15,000 the number of SNAs working in schools – a 42% increase on 2011.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told Recruitment Appeal

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.

From TheJournal.ie 'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into' Opinion

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

From The42 Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events' Education

Rugby Players Ireland to facilitate player behaviour workshops 'in light of recent events'

“We are actively developing the contents of our Player Wellbeing Programme in conjunction with the IRFU and provincial management teams.”

From TheJournal.ie The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June Integration

The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June

“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”