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From TheJournal.ie Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject Report

Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject

The minister announced last year that he requested a review into the subject’s status.

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 All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school Infection

All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school

The screenings include a skin test and, if needed, blood tests and chest x-rays.

From TheJournal.ie 'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties Incredible Years

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

From TheJournal.ie Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation Secondary SChools

Those in exam years will feel the strain of teacher strikes, says student organisation

Some students in exam years have expressed an interest in studying in school during these days but this is not likely to be feasible due to the lack of supervision and insurance requirements.

From TheJournal.ie The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country Green Dinners

The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country

The party wants to provide every schoolchild in the country with at least one hot meal a day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers Food For Thought This post contains a poll

'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers

One in five teenagers is obese or overweight.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs Grand Designs

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs

In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession Secondary School

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014 Prefabs

Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014

The Department of Education said the cost renting school accommodation has dropped dramatically in the last four years.

From TheJournal.ie This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent SCHOOL DAYS

This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent

The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.

From TheJournal.ie Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools Multi-denominational

Educate Together named as patron for five new secondary schools

The multi-denominational education body was appointed for the role in more than half of new schools.

From TheJournal.ie National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published Mental Health

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published

The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin Education

Campaign to set up Educate Together secondary school in Dublin

New ET secondary schools are planned for Blanchardstown and Lucan – but parents say there’s a demand in the city itself.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw Data Protection

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat Data Protection

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat Exclusive

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, TheJournal.ie can reveal.

From TheJournal.ie Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn Education

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn

Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system? Education This post contains videos

Open thread: What changes would you make to the education system?

As doc sets to explore how “one size fits all” education system is failing some young people, we want to know how you would improve school years…

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances Education

Ruairi Quinn refuses to rule out cuts to teacher allowances

The Minister for Education said Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames was ‘misinformed’ in her criticism of his policies.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie The Journal.ie's progress report for the Government: Education One Year In

The Journal.ie's progress report for the Government: Education

The government promised to deliver a lot of changes in education – but one year in, has it delivered?

From TheJournal.ie All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014 Broadband

All secondary schools to have high-speed broadband by 2014

Every secondary school in Ireland will be supplied with 100Mbps connections to provide quick connections in every classroom.