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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short Teaching

Opinion: Focus on bureaucracy sells students with special education needs short

In other countries excessive bureaucracy has led to the demoralisation of teachers, writes ASTI President Breda Lynch.

From TheJournal.ie Minister orders full review of sex education in schools Sex Education

Minister orders full review of sex education in schools

Richard Bruton is due to address the annual conference of the ASTI teachers’ union this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world' Opinion

Career breaks: 'We shouldn't be stopping young teachers from going and exploring the world'

We need to look at the real reasons behind our teacher shortages and think about how we can attract more people into the teaching profession, writes Garrett O’Dowd.

From TheJournal.ie CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland Supply And Demand

CAO points to drop as demand dips but teaching is still one of the most popular courses in Ireland

There were 72,643 applications by 1 February – a decrease of 3,443 applicants on the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers Let's Get Physics-al

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated' High Court

Galway teacher fights to stop transfer to another school and says she was 'humiliated'

The teacher has been at the school for 17 years.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers' pay: 'Less interest will mean lower CAO points and new teachers of lower standards' Column

Teachers' pay: 'Less interest will mean lower CAO points and new teachers of lower standards'

In ten years’ time our poor academic results in schools will be met with public outcry, writes Cionnaith Ó Duibhir.

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland? Education

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?

In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globe

Meet the businesses luring Irish teachers to classrooms around the globe

These firms tempt educators with tax-free salaries and other perks.

What Is Your Irish Teacher Name?

CIÚNAS!

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created Top Of The Class

Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created

Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.

From TheJournal.ie Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours Croke Park

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Unequal pay is driving graduates away from teaching, says union Blackboard Jungle

Unequal pay is driving graduates away from teaching, says union

The TUI has today called for an end to unequal salaries for teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike No Day Off

Kids, you're going to school: Teachers call off strike

The industrial action was due to impact about 350 schools across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do teachers make enough money? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do teachers make enough money?

What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken' Opinion

'I'm a teacher and while the school system isn't deliberately out to destroy people, it is broken'

Our time in a traditional school teaches us one basic fundamental: how to conform, writes Lisa Buggy.

From TheJournal.ie There's a secret reason why Solitaire was included with Windows 25 years ago Learning Is Fun

There's a secret reason why Solitaire was included with Windows 25 years ago

And what it taught us are actions we take for granted today.

From TheJournal.ie This site wants to try identify any image you show it Machine Learning

This site wants to try identify any image you show it

It’s a new project from Wolfram Alpha and it’s quite good at recognising general objects.

From TheJournal.ie City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either) The Divide

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

From TheJournal.ie This jazz cat is helping Irish kids learn about music (seriously) Dabbledoo

This jazz cat is helping Irish kids learn about music (seriously)

It’s a brand new way of thinking about tunes.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda? Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

From TheJournal.ie Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in Background Checks

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

From TheJournal.ie Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake Salary

Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake

Is it pay day? Eh, no.

From TheJournal.ie Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century Digital Skills

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

From TheJournal.ie One in three Irish primary students share a class with another grade. Does it matter? Older Kids

One in three Irish primary students share a class with another grade. Does it matter?

Not much according to new research, but a bit more for girls than boys.

From TheJournal.ie Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money' Education

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay' Women's Rights

Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'

97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.

From TheJournal.ie Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September Impact

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union TUT TUT

Teachers taking up JobBridge scheme in the bad books with the union

The INTO has directed its members not to participate in the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew Thailand

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew

The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

From TheJournal.ie Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable' Under Fire

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO Workload

Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time Under Pressure

Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time

The INTO said today teachers have little time for school administration outside of their teaching responsibilities.

From TheJournal.ie School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise Education

Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise

School principals said they need to start planning now to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach the subjects that are in demand.

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