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#Education

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes? Special Needs

Opinion: How is it legal for schools to refuse to set up special classes?

Students with special educational needs have enough challenges place in front of them, they should not have to fight the education system as well, writes Graham Manning.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools Education

Parents and students will be able to have their say on the use of smartphones in schools

The Education Minister said smartphone use by students “increasingly caused concern”.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues New Teachers This post contains videos

Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues

Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed Industrial Action

'We've been hit quite a few times': Teachers' union on why pay changes are needed

Education Minister Richard Bruton said that it isn’t possible to negotiate a deal for teachers separate to other public sectors.

From TheJournal.ie Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored Education

Unions will 'shut down schools' if equal pay for young teachers is not restored

The president of the INTO said members’ patience is now running thin.

From TheJournal.ie Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places Teaching Courses

Want to be a teacher? The Government has allocated an extra 280 third level places

Specific focus will be placed on science, technology, engineering and maths teachers.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence' Adult Education

'When you’ve never been told you’re good at anything, it’s hard to find confidence'

No matter what your experience of formal education, or your age, it’s never too late to return to learning, writes Anne Redmond.

From TheJournal.ie Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department Snow Day

Schools to decide if they remain closed, rather than department

Buses are not running in many areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

From TheJournal.ie Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject State Guidelines

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

From TheJournal.ie Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court Dublin

Parents whose son missed 243 days of school in 3 years fail to turn up to court

The father told an education and welfare officer that the missed school days were a result of his “bad back”.

From TheJournal.ie Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe Education

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

From TheJournal.ie 374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

From TheJournal.ie 'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid New Schools

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences Rise Of The Machines

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad Shortage

Richard Bruton targets career breaks and expresses concern that teachers are working abroad

The minister says that career breaks should only be granted if schools can replace the teacher.

From TheJournal.ie This Dublin startup can work out how stressed workers are – from just their voices Vocavio

This Dublin startup can work out how stressed workers are – from just their voices

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Vocavio.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers Let's Get Physics-al

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Did you find career guidance useful? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you find career guidance useful?

Was the career advice you got of benefit to you when deciding what you wanted to work as?

From TheJournal.ie One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems Money Money Money

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

From TheJournal.ie The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools Not The Teacher's Pet

The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools

The Tánaiste’s department was called out for sharing ‘misleading’ information with potential students.

From TheJournal.ie Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC University Of Sanctuary

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

From TheJournal.ie Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork Job Fairy

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.

From TheJournal.ie The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools Harsh Lesson

The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools

The Tánaiste’s department was called out for sharing ‘misleading’ information with potential students.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse Gone Bust

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse

The Department of Education said school buildings in question are approximately 90% complete.

From Business ETC The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools Education

The State has been accused of 'anti-competitive' promotion of some language schools

The Tánaiste’s department was called out for sharing ‘misleading’ information with potential students.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September Nord Anglia

'It's a global campus': Ireland's most expensive school with yearly €24k fees to open in September

The Nord Anglia International School in Dublin will offer students the International Baccalaureate.

From TheJournal.ie Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation' CSO

Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'

The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.

From TheJournal.ie 13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves Sexting

13% of secondary school students have sent a nude or semi-nude video of themselves

Males are more likely than females to engage in sexting, a new survey has found.

From TheJournal.ie 'Politically incorrect' Toby Young steps down from UK university watchdog University Challenged

'Politically incorrect' Toby Young steps down from UK university watchdog

Young’s appointment had caused some backlash.

From TheJournal.ie 'I went from football to finance': How to change your career (and your life) this year New Year New Me

'I went from football to finance': How to change your career (and your life) this year

Meet one man who did just that – plus expert advice on making the leap.

From TheJournal.ie 'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September Leaving Cert

'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September

The Department of Education aims to make the subject available to all schools by 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary 1916 Bursary Fund

Are you a lone parent? If so, you might be eligible for a €5,000 per year higher education bursary

Students will be allocated €5,000 per year over the next three years, coming to a total of €6 million.

From TheJournal.ie Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

From Business ETC This café owner has turned a Facebook group into a recruitment agency for baristas Work

This café owner has turned a Facebook group into a recruitment agency for baristas

First Draft Coffee’s Ger O’Donohoe wants to help legitimise ‘coffee as a career’.

From TheJournal.ie Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools Equality

Young people want better sex education, gender-neutral toilets and LGBTI history taught in schools

Young people who took part in the consultation want to see the normalisation of ‘non-traditional relationships’.

From TheJournal.ie Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists Student Blocks

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.