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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination' Discrimination

'People in council estates won't put down their address on job applications for fear of discrimination'

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan said he had heard many stories of people hiding where they are from.

From TheJournal.ie Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

From TheJournal.ie First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week Misconduct

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

18 outlandish rumours that went around every school in the 2000s

And to think, this was pre-social media.

From TheJournal.ie Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school Growing Up In Ireland

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

From TheJournal.ie UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful Birmingham

UK court rules that Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

The Al-Hijrah School argued that the segregation policy was one of the “defining characteristics” of the school.

From TheJournal.ie A woman who got access to Prince George's school has got a police caution Thomas's Battersea

A woman who got access to Prince George's school has got a police caution

The woman was arrested after gaining access to the exclusive school in September.

From TheJournal.ie A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding Tackling Obesity

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

From TheJournal.ie Parents 'concerned' as principal guilty of assaulting pupil returns to school Education

Parents 'concerned' as principal guilty of assaulting pupil returns to school

The man – who was not convicted – has returned to the school in his former role, three years after the incident.

From TheJournal.ie This is why I'm against... homework Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon Ms Readathon

'Imaginations flourish': 30 years of good done through the MS Readathon

Did you discover one of your favourite authors during the MS Readathon?

From TheJournal.ie One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town Washington

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs' LGBT

'There's a constant fear we will be attacked, intimidated or called slurs'

Seven in 10 young LGBT+ people believe schools in Ireland are not safe places.

From TheJournal.ie School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue May Altar

School teacher and caretaker scuffle over Virgin Mary statue

A teacher’s attempt to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary at a school has sparked an altercation with a caretaker.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you tell a school principal that you couldn't afford your child's education? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you tell a school principal that you couldn't afford your child's education?

Many parents struggle to afford sending their children to school.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy found guilty of killing love rival at bus stop in Leeds Manslaughter

Teenage boy found guilty of killing love rival at bus stop in Leeds

Irfan Wahid, 16, was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche Irish/english

'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche

An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead and several injured after school explosion in Minneapolis Minnesota

Two dead and several injured after school explosion in Minneapolis

A gas explosion led to the collapse of the school building.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about back-to-school costs?

Many parents will have to spend hundreds of euro in the coming weeks.