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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear' Opinion

Opinion: 'Children need to learn about LGBT issues in school - it will reassure them and combat fear'

Robin Stevens grew up in a generation were ‘gayness was erased’. Her books have shown her that young readers want to read about LGBTQ+ lives – and she wants to see more of this explored in schools.

From TheJournal.ie Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports Autism

Some autistic children 'unable to attend school' due to lack of supports

Some 33% of parents said they were waiting one to two years for a place to become available.

From TheJournal.ie 'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack Farming

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

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 People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach Sinne Fianna Fail

Every child should be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school, says Taoiseach

There have been calls for the teaching of the national anthem to be added to the curriculum.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing Opinion

Opinion: There is a wonder-drug that all schools should be prescribing

Exercise should be viewed as medicine. Indeed, if exercise could be prescribed as a pill, it would be the most prescribed drug on the planet, writes Professor Niall Moyna.

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 The42 Boyle leads St Michael's to 7-try win over Kilkenny Schools Cup

Boyle leads St Michael's to 7-try win over Kilkenny

Success Edogun scored the sole try in response for a spirited Kilkenny side.

From TheJournal.ie External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul Overhaul

External agencies providing sex ed in schools to be regulated in recommended radical overhaul

A report launching today calls for a radical overhaul of how sex education is taught in both primary and secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme Personal Injury

Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme

The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life' Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws Environment

Government and schools will no longer buy single-use plastic cups, cutlery and straws

The Green Party has said the ban only addresses “the lowest of the low-hanging fruit”.

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 'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening Structural Defects

'Precautionary measures' work on 22 schools hit by structural defects to be finished this evening

Teams have been on site throughout the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools.

From TheJournal.ie 17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe Western Building Systems

17 schools found to have structural defects requiring works to make them safe

The assessments cleared only 11 schools to open in full without further intervention.

From TheJournal.ie Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects Schools

Work begins to reopen ground floors of schools shut over over structural defects

A total of 42 schools are being inspected over concerns about potential structural problems.

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 TheJournal.ie Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects Safety Concerns

Plans being drawn up for potential closure of more school buildings over structural defects

The results of some assessments are due to be released tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie 10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems Dublin

10 more schools inspected over potential structural problems

Work on some of the schools will be carried out next week so the buildings can reopen after the midterm break.

From TheJournal.ie Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break Dublin

Schools shut due to structural defects are to partially reopen after midterm break

The Department of Education said its “overriding priority … remains the health and safety of the school pupils and staff”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal School Closures

Here's the full list of schools impacted by the building scandal

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he expects a number of schools will be forced to close.

From TheJournal.ie 'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school Pervasive

'Violence not a lesson any child should learn': Nearly half of Irish teens witness bullying in school

And almost three in 10 had been bullied themselves.

From TheJournal.ie School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister New Rules

School inspectors will ensure students who opt-out of religion classes are taught another subject, says minister

Minister Richard Burton said ETB schools must adhere to new departmental rules about religion classes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.' Opinion

'Excitedly I rang the Dept of Education thinking our lack of funding must've been some oversight.'

Why doesn’t the government fund special classes for secondary school students with autism, asks Graham Manning.

From The42 Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL Champions

Leinster Schools clinch inter-pro title with victory over Ulster in UL

IQ Rugby secured a win in their final fixture against Munster in UL.

From The42 Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby Prospects

Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby

Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.

From The42 Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL Future Stars

Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL

All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.

From TheJournal.ie Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded Schools

Suicide prevention training for secondary school teachers to be expanded

Education Minister Richard Bruton announced that the SafeTALK programme will be rolled out to six further education centres.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse Construction

'It's an absolute relief': Contractor to be appointed to complete schools impacted by Carillion collapse

In mid-January, it emerged that work had stalled on a number of schools after the UK-based firm went bust.

From TheJournal.ie Row over €18 million school grounds sale settled with 4-acre donation Clonkeen College

Row over €18 million school grounds sale settled with 4-acre donation

The agreement will see the donation of almost 4 acres of land by the Christian Brothers.

From TheJournal.ie Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September Liquidation

Sammon liquidation: Schools say they're still optimistic they can open their doors in September

On Tuesday, Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited was placed into liquidation.

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools Phone Use

Parents and students are being asked for their say on the use of smartphones in schools

Age restrictions, the use of phones in the classroom, and the taking of photos in school are just some of the issues being consulted on.

From TheJournal.ie Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time When September Comes

Carillion construction fallout: Wexford principal fearful new school may not be able to open in time

As the end of the term approaches, Loreto’s board of management and principal are getting increasingly worried.

From TheJournal.ie It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities Health

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

From TheJournal.ie 'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership Sammon

'We're exhausted': Schools and contractors fearful and confused over Sammon examinership

Carillion went bust in early January, as a result of debts of over £1.5 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Father sentenced to a month in jail after son missed at least 243 days of school in three years Absenteeism
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours' Column

Opinion: 'Religious instruction and worship should take place outside core school hours'

This proposal seeks to find a workable compromise between different belief groups at minimum cost, writes David Graham.

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