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#Education

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them Opinion

Opinion: Ireland's brightest kids may never fulfill their potential as most schools don't do enough to challenge them

Despite our policy of focusing on the smart economy and jobs in technology – no strategy exists to promote the learning of our brightest students, writes Colm O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

From TheJournal.ie Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht Múinteoirí

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht

The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht.

From TheJournal.ie PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation' Education

PE lessons could be taught through Irish in effort to make language relevant 'to the next generation'

A new scheme aimed at teaching pupils a second language was announced today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign Education

'I was furious and scared': Sinéad Burke on how being harassed on O'Connell Street inspired her new education campaign

Burke is a campaigner, advocate and academic, and last year became a contributing editor at fashion magazine Vogue UK.

From TheJournal.ie Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case Appeal

Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case

The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education.

From TheJournal.ie 50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens Research

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens

That’s according to a study published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education

From TheJournal.ie Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations Divestment

Archdiocese postpones vote on patronage of Dublin schools, citing 'confusion' about Church celebrations

It was claimed earlier this week that pupils would not celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events? Factcheck

FactCheck: Do multi-denominational schools not mark Christmas or Easter with events?

It has been claimed that a move away from Catholic patronage in schools means these holidays would no longer be marked with events.

From TheJournal.ie Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading' Catholic Church

Claims that children can't celebrate Christmas at Educate Together schools 'incorrect and misleading'

It has been claimed by one gaelscoil that Irish greetings like dia duit would no longer be allowed.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

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.