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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should voluntary contributions to schools be scrapped?

Parents can be asked to pay between €60 to €115.

From TheJournal.ie Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court Courts

Teen with autism to challenge expulsion from school in High Court

The teenager was expelled by the school’s board of management in November 2018.

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 Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence Courts

Leaving Cert student who punched and kicked fellow pupil in the face gets suspended sentence

Lee Fetherson, now aged 20, was expelled from the school immediately after the attack on 10 March 2017.

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 Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years Absent

Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years

The child has a 67% absent rate in this school year.

From TheJournal.ie High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school Appeal

High Court challenge brought over decision to expel teen for bringing knife to school

The second-year student was expelled from the secondary school he attended late last year.

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school? Beauty Q This post contains a poll

Beauty Q: Were you allowed to wear makeup in school?

We need to know.

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 '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 Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast PSNI

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast

The incident is believed to have occurred at Glen Road beside St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast.

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers? Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?

Some people are sick of the whole thing.

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 The42 Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week Schools Rugby

Bowe behind new schools festival inspired by South Africa's Craven Week

The former Ulster and Ireland wing has partnered up with Louis Ludik for ‘Rugby Rising.’

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 Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school Dublin

Mother in court after daughter misses year at secondary school

The offence can result in a prison sentence of up to one month and a €1,000 fine.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Human Error

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

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 Parkland students return to school - with €5.7 million in security upgrades Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Parkland students return to school - with €5.7 million in security upgrades

A gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building in February.

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 Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks WRC

Mother blasts lack of apology after daughter with spina bifida treated by school staff wearing face masks

Employees wore face masks while dealing with the girl, despite her not having a contagious disease.

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 Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

From TheJournal.ie 'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism Joe Mulholland

'I tried my best - obviously my best is not good enough': MacGill Summer School founder on gender balance criticism

Two Social Democrats TDs have pulled out of the festival in the wake of criticism of the event’s gender balance. We spoke to its founder, Joe Mulholland.

From TheJournal.ie '42 years without missing a day of school': Three Wicklow brothers break record School Days Over

'42 years without missing a day of school': Three Wicklow brothers break record

The brothers attributed their achievement to the support of their family.

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 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 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.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education' Let's Talk About Sex

'Religious groups shouldn't be involved in sex education'

Proposed legislation seeks to remove religious ethos from sex education in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think schools should teach about consent?

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is mandatory for both primary and post-primary student.

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 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 Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting Florida

Former student (19) charged with premeditated murder after 17 killed in Florida school shooting

It is understood that both pupils and teachers at the school are among the dead.

From TheJournal.ie This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms Expensive Attire

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms

The decision has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament.

From TheJournal.ie School lockdown lifted after capture of escaped wolf in UK On The Run

School lockdown lifted after capture of escaped wolf in UK

The sanctuary has said that the wolf’s enclosure gate may have been left open deliberately.

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 Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral Louisiania This post contains videos

Death threats sent to US school after video of teacher being handcuffed goes viral

Deyshia Hargrave was arrested after questioning pay policies during a board meeting.

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 Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate Anseo

Judge threatens parents with jail over Christmas if their children don't have a 100% school attendance rate

The family has been going over and back to the UK resulting in their children having a bad school absenteeism record here.

From TheJournal.ie Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them Boys And Girls

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them

A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.

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