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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish children be taught about breastfeeding in school?

At the start of World Breastfeeding Week, British child experts have called for such education to be introduced in Britain.

From TheJournal.ie Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know Mature Students

Received a CAO offer today? Here's what you need to know

Over 6,600 people, mainly mature and deferred applicants, will get offers.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism Belfast

Investigation underway after teacher was recorded screaming at young pupil with autism

The boy’s mother said her son started calling himself a bad boy and a loser after the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order Our Lady's Grove

Five acres of Dublin school grounds to be sold by religious order

“It feels like the school’s being stripped back,” one parent said.

From TheJournal.ie Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches Short Notice

Parents outraged at Christian Brothers' decision to sell Dublin school's playing pitches

The Board of Management only found out about the plans last week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever cheated in an exam? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever cheated in an exam?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

From TheJournal.ie Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain'' Read Me

Religion in schools: 'My son comes home saying things like, 'God makes it rain''

For many parents the real problems begin once their child has secured a place in school.

From TheJournal.ie This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here Fidget Spinners This post contains videos

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will have to use iron-on crests and let parents rent books School Costs

Schools will have to use iron-on crests and let parents rent books

New plans will ensure that certain school equipment cannot be monopolised by retailers.

From TheJournal.ie Boy (8) dies after shooting at California school San Bernardino

Boy (8) dies after shooting at California school

In total, three people have died including the gunman.

From TheJournal.ie A global real estate giant is backing a new exclusive south Dublin private school Education

A global real estate giant is backing a new exclusive south Dublin private school

Former Riverdeep CEO Barry O’Callaghan is leading plans to develop the facility in Leopardstown.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was your sex ed in school good enough?

It’s an important subject, but one that isn’t always well delivered.

From TheJournal.ie Roscrea all-boys boarding school to close after 112 years Cistercian College

Roscrea all-boys boarding school to close after 112 years

The school, which has seen a dramatic drop in enrolment in the past few years, will gradually close over the next few years.

From TheJournal.ie Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school Strabane

Police called to canteen brawl at Tyrone secondary school

Police said no serious injuries were reported following the altercation.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books Media And Arts

Catholic bishops pump millions into the publisher behind Alive-O! school books

Religious publisher Veritas has slipped into the red, and losses continued to mount last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough Public Servants

'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough

We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach wants Dublin school sex assault allegations dealt with "quickly and effectively"

Taoiseach wants Dublin school sex assault allegations dealt with "quickly and effectively"

Meanwhile, the Education Minister said the authorities should now be given the space to investigate the incident.

This student managed to sneak a rude word onto the cover of their school yearbook

And it was only discovered 12 years later. Excellent work.

From TheJournal.ie Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school Ombudsman Report

Severely disabled child denied education for 10 months after allegations of abuse at school

A new report from the Ombudsman for Children says education must be adaptable to the individual needs of children

From The42 A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge Haka Gaelach This post contains videos

A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge

This is absolutely brilliant.

17 milestones in every Irish primary school career

Ah, Zacchaeus.

From TheJournal.ie €20,000 damages for young girl who was locked in classroom for 25 minutes Settlement

€20,000 damages for young girl who was locked in classroom for 25 minutes

Kate Deegan, 5, had been extremely distressed and started panicking, crying and knocking on the door to be let out.

From TheJournal.ie Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine Discrimination

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine

The boy suffers from severe allergic reactions after ingestion of wheat-based foods followed by physical exercise.

What Is Your Irish Teacher Name?

CIÚNAS!

From TheJournal.ie Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action Strike

Secondary schools face closures as teachers vote for strike action

ASTI members voted overwhelmingly in favour of an industrial action.

12 things you'll only remember if PE class was your personal form of torture

“Sir I can’t do PE today. I have an ingrown toenail.”

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

From TheJournal.ie "Most were a result of drug abuse, or suicide" - principal on the deaths of 23 past pupils Young Deaths

"Most were a result of drug abuse, or suicide" - principal on the deaths of 23 past pupils

The former principal called on a greater focus to help young people deal with challenges in life.

From TheJournal.ie One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme Adding Up

One third of Irish secondary schools don't have a book rental scheme

The average cost of sending a child back to school is over €1,000.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

What are your plans?

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand Health Minister denies playing with fake cocaine at school party Icing Sugar

New Zealand Health Minister denies playing with fake cocaine at school party

He was attending a Las Vegas-themed fundraiser.

From TheJournal.ie School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child Ballyfermot

School reverses decision to deny place to Traveller child

Education Minister Richard Bruton has said his department is taking steps to assist the boy’s family.

From TheJournal.ie Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface' Back To School

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter?

The back to school countdown is on.