# education - Wednesday 17 July, 2013
What’s on Leinster House today? Well, as you asked…
# education - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Two pre-schools for special needs children are to shut as the HSE facilitates a policy to mainstream students from an early age.
# education - Monday 15 July, 2013
Ending global poverty means changing the way we view overseas aid and development – which is why the public have been invited to share ideas about Ireland’s contribution to the world stage, writes Joe Costello TD.
# education - Sunday 14 July, 2013
Junior Education Minister Ciarán Cannon argues that Ireland’s education system needs to incorporate more computer science to empower children for the jobs of the future.
Alan Shatter says there’s no way that prisoners will be given open access to the internet – but they may be able to use it for educational resources.
# education - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Protests by asylum seekers are not a manifestation of greedy migrants looking for more entitlements from the state, but the symptom of a deeply flawed and failing immigration system, writes Matt Canon.
# education - Sunday 7 July, 2013
What if the Government introduced vouchers that parents could use to send children to either state-run or private schools, as they choose? Good idea, right? Not so in Sweden…
# education - Saturday 6 July, 2013
A report last year found that parents were cutting back on food and let “other bills go unpaid” to pay for schooling.
Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.
# education - Tuesday 2 July, 2013
Even as Education Minister Ruairi Quinn “was doing the right thing on resource hours, he refused to back down on Special Needs Assistants”, writes the FF leader.
# education - Friday 28 June, 2013
The former Labour Party chairman has criticised Emmet Stagg and hit out at Labour ministers following his resignation from the party this week.
# education - Thursday 27 June, 2013
The heckles aimed at Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin yesterday were also condemned by the party’s education spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue.
# education - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
Hundreds gathered outside Leinster House in Dublin to raise awareness about cuts to special needs assistants.
The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.
A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.
The planned protests over special needs education will go ahead as planned today, despite the Education Minister’s announcement yesterday, with parents saying the protest is not solely about raising awareness of the single issue of resource hours.
# education - Tuesday 25 June, 2013
The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.
The OECD report found that Irish teachers teach for 915 hours per year compared to an EU average of 777 hours.
# education - Friday 21 June, 2013
Springboard initiative has already helped 10,000 people in declining industries get into further education.
# education - Thursday 20 June, 2013
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.
Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.
# education - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
TCD has teamed up with universities in the UK and Australia to offer courses online, free-of-charge from later this year.
# education - Tuesday 18 June, 2013
The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.
# education - Thursday 13 June, 2013
Prices rose by 0.4 per cent in the year to May.
# education - Wednesday 12 June, 2013
A new report also found that teachers report pupils often coming to class too tired to concentrate.
# education - Monday 10 June, 2013
Minister Ruairí Quinn said the new scheme will see the creation of around 360 jobs.
A mother speaks for her son: ‘I’m disabled but I am here. I am disabled but I want to attend school. I am disabled but I’d like to live my life.’
# education - Sunday 9 June, 2013
Following a promise to prioritise their applications, 250 unemployed and substitute teachers have been hired by the States Examinations Commission.
# education - Saturday 8 June, 2013
Ireland has historically tries to provide education ‘on the cheap’ by affording remarkable influence to religious bodies and other patrons, so the recent childcare controversy should shock – but not necessary surprise – us, writes, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# education - Friday 7 June, 2013
The rental market in Ireland is largely an amateur business led by small landlords – but, now, with many property-owners in arrears, tenants face an uncertain future, write Lorcan Sirr and Tom Dunne.
# education - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
It was English paper I for both groups this morning, with Home Ec and English paper II being sat this afternoon.
The extra money will go toward school projects, road maintenance and repairs, and retrofitting for local authority houses.
The Minister said he is “delighted” that 4,000 additional students will sit the Higher Level Maths paper this year.
# education - Tuesday 4 June, 2013
No matter how hard you try to forget.
This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.
# education - Sunday 2 June, 2013
Income, housing, jobs, education – these are the 10 countries that fared the worst in the OECD’s survey of quality of life.
# education - Thursday 30 May, 2013
The details of the re-organisation of the country’s higher education sector were announced by Minister Ruairí Quinn this morning.
# education - Tuesday 28 May, 2013
Life is complicated and has a lot of choices, writes Fergus McCarthy who has some advice for this year’s Leaving Certificate students who have it all ahead of them.
# education - Monday 27 May, 2013
The Integration Centre said that many of the same issues in Sweden exist here and that policymakers must act to address this.
# education - Wednesday 22 May, 2013
The CSO has published a wide-ranging document, covering everything from household waste to penalty points.