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From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school Falling Down

VIDEO: Students make direct appeal to Education Minister to fix their school

Students at NewPark Comprehensive School in Dublin have been promised a new school building for years – but now it’s been delayed yet again. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands.

From TheJournal.ie Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens Emotional Intelligence

Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens

Kevin Kelly’s ‘Xceptionalise’ hopes to encourage greater emotional intelligence, which in turn may lower suicide rates.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme Education

Teachers dispute Quinn’s claims on new €1.5bn schools programme

The INTO says only 17 of the primary schools being built under the new programme are actually new; the rest are replacements.

From TheJournal.ie Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum Mandarin This post contains a poll

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum

Education minister Ruairí Quinn says the budgetary situation means we can’t expand the languages taught in second level.

From TheJournal.ie Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school Courts

Traveller loses legal case over right to attend local school

The teenager’s mother had argued that giving priority enrolment to sons of past pupils was indirect discrimination against Travellers.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition Science This post contains images

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition

Enda Kenny officially declared this year’s Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition open this afternoon – check out these photos of some of the projects on display.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good' Junior Cert

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education' Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'

The system has come under fire in a wide-ranging new study which says many teachers simply ‘cover the course’.

From TheJournal.ie New figures on homophobic bullying 'not surprising' Bullying

New figures on homophobic bullying 'not surprising'

A new study has found that two thirds of young gay men have experienced homophobic bullying in secondary school, while young gay women are more likely to be bullied than their non-gay peers.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011 In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important?

The Leaving Cert results are out – but do the grades you achieve in the State’s second-level finals really affect the rest of your life?

From TheJournal.ie Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert should be "blown up" Education

Leaving Cert should be "blown up"

Former head of UCD’s business schools adds his voice to criticism of ‘parrot-learning’ Leaving Certificate.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Catch up on the day’s news, including: Zuma arrives in Libya for mediation; Prison Inspector criticises investigations into prisoner deaths; and what really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence…

From TheJournal.ie More students finishing secondary education than ever before Leaving Cert

More students finishing secondary education than ever before

New report from Department of Education shows that more young men in particular are staying on to do Leaving Cert.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher who called himself ‘The Salford Stallion’ and had sex with pupils is jailed Teacher

Teacher who called himself ‘The Salford Stallion’ and had sex with pupils is jailed

The deputy head of a secondary school in Manchester had sex with a number of pupils and was jailed for six years today.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans Education

Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans

But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?