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Putting out a fáilte for migrant teachers
Putting out a fáilte for migrant teachers

Putting out a fáilte for migrant teachers

At last count, Census 2016, almost 12pc of the population were from migrant communities. That amounts to one in eight of the population - they or their families have come here from almost ...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'There must be some way we can use the skills of foreign-trained teachers'
'There must be some way we can use the skills of foreign-trained teachers'

'There must be some way we can use the skills of foreign-trained teachers'

When Matt Wallen arrived in Ireland 15 years ago with a licence to teach from Minnesota, USA, he faced the considerable hurdle of learning Irish to a high standard if he wanted a mainstrea...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Now Leaving Cert students can get CAO points in sport, dance
Now Leaving Cert students can get CAO points in sport, dance

Now Leaving Cert students can get CAO points in sport, dance

Second-level pupils entering fifth year in September will be the first to get marks in the Leaving Certificate - and CAO points - for performance in sport, dance or other physical activity...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Number of international students here growing
Number of international students here growing

Number of international students here growing

The number of international students in third-level colleges in Ireland is growing....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Watchdog flags bus 'hardship' for pupils
Watchdog flags bus 'hardship' for pupils

Watchdog flags bus 'hardship' for pupils

The school transport scheme has caused "unnecessary hardship" to children with special needs and their families, according to Children's Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Going to College: Not sure about a college course? Level 6 option is well worth exploring
Going to College: Not sure about a college course? Level 6 option is well worth exploring

Going to College: Not sure about a college course? Level 6 option is well worth exploring

Last week, this column looked at the difference between Level 8 and Level 7 qualifications. Applicants can use the CAO form to apply for qualifications at both these levels. The CAO form c...
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Schools 'don't have facilities' to offer PE for Leaving Cert
Schools 'don't have facilities' to offer PE for Leaving Cert

Schools 'don't have facilities' to offer PE for Leaving Cert

Many schools don't have the gym facilities or equipment to offer the new Leaving Certificate subject in physical education (PE), principals have warned....
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:30:00
#HaveYourSay: Do you want PE to be introduced as an exam subject in your child's school?
#HaveYourSay: Do you want PE to be introduced as an exam subject in your child's school?

#HaveYourSay: Do you want PE to be introduced as an exam subject in your child's school?

A number of secondary school students will be able to study Physical Education as a Leaving Cert subject from September onwards....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:28:19
Mother of child with special needs vows she'll continue to fight preschool cuts despite 'pause'
Mother of child with special needs vows she'll continue to fight preschool cuts despite 'pause'

Mother of child with special needs vows she'll continue to fight preschool cuts despite 'pause'

A mother has vowed to keep protesting against proposed cuts to an early education scheme for children with special needs....
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'It's not the end' - Mum of girl (2) with special needs vows to keep fighting against preschool cuts
'It's not the end' - Mum of girl (2) with special needs vows to keep fighting against preschool cuts

'It's not the end' - Mum of girl (2) with special needs vows to keep fighting against preschool cuts

A mum-of-two has vowed to keep protesting against proposed cuts to an early education scheme for children with special needs....
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:29:42
Art gives us the skills to deal with life and the freedom to think for ourselves
Art gives us the skills to deal with life and the freedom to think for ourselves

Art gives us the skills to deal with life and the freedom to think for ourselves

Art equips us with the skills to deal with life. Art is not just what we make or do with our hands or our bodies: art provides us with the freedom to think for ourselves....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Let young people flourish' - the voice of the teacher
'Let young people flourish' - the voice of the teacher

'Let young people flourish' - the voice of the teacher

Young people experience happiness when they are given the time and resources to engage creatively with education. This happiness engenders an internal desire to flourish. This internal des...
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Creating the next generation of music lovers across the country
Creating the next generation of music lovers across the country

Creating the next generation of music lovers across the country

You don't need to be a rock star to realise that music is a wonderfully creative art form that soothes the senses and enriches the soul. Less well known, however, is that music can also he...
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'Embrace your multiple talents' - the voice of the young person
'Embrace your multiple talents' - the voice of the young person

'Embrace your multiple talents' - the voice of the young person

I would like my school to embrace creativity and the arts in the same way it does sport. Both are fundamental elements of life and play important roles in the life of the average modern te...
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
'I like drama too ... I've had a bit too much of it recently,' Leo tells schoolgirls
'I like drama too ... I've had a bit too much of it recently,' Leo tells schoolgirls

'I like drama too ... I've had a bit too much of it recently,' Leo tells schoolgirls

Who knows what my job is?" asked the Taoiseach. One little girl shot up her hand. "Ruler of Ireland," she declared....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
This plan is about realising the full creative capabilities of all our young people
This plan is about realising the full creative capabilities of all our young people

This plan is about realising the full creative capabilities of all our young people

Mar Aire nua-cheaptha sa Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, tugann sé sásamh an-mhór dom go bhfuil an ócáid seo mar cheann de na céad ócáidí oifigiúla atá agam mar Aire. Tá an ple...
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
We'll give every child exposure to arts and culture in school - Taoiseach
We'll give every child exposure to arts and culture in school - Taoiseach

We'll give every child exposure to arts and culture in school - Taoiseach

A plan to enable each Irish child to develop their creative potential was launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday....
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:30:00
How we raised pupils' reading standards
How we raised pupils' reading standards

How we raised pupils' reading standards

Any single set of test results in an international survey has to be treated with caution. Outcomes can fluctuate unexpectedly up and down. But this very positive outcome tallies with other...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Irish 10-year-olds top the European league at reading
Irish 10-year-olds top the European league at reading

Irish 10-year-olds top the European league at reading

Irish 10-year-olds are the best in Europe at reading, according to the biggest international test on pupil achievement....
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Going to College: The difference between Level 8 and Level 7 courses
Going to College: The difference between Level 8 and Level 7 courses

Going to College: The difference between Level 8 and Level 7 courses

CAO applicants have until February 1 to submit their application form. Many applicants can find this process confusing as the CAO allows application to three separate levels on two lists. ...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Ireland top of the class in reading
Ireland top of the class in reading

Ireland top of the class in reading

Irish 10-year-olds are holding their heads high after emerging as the best in Europe, and among the top in the world, in reading....
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Irish 10-year-olds are the best in Europe at reading - international study
Irish 10-year-olds are the best in Europe at reading - international study

Irish 10-year-olds are the best in Europe at reading - international study

Irish 10-year-olds are the best in Europe at reading, according to the biggest international assessment of pupil achievement....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:04:07
Academics dispute UCD's claim to share of their firm
Academics dispute UCD's claim to share of their firm

Academics dispute UCD's claim to share of their firm

A dispute over whether University College Dublin (UCD) is entitled to a 15pc shareholding in a company involved in developing commercial processes for global pharmaceutical giants has come...
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 02:30:00
How language teacher MAs could be in line for financial incentives
How language teacher MAs could be in line for financial incentives

How language teacher MAs could be in line for financial incentives

The Government is considering giving financial incentives for people who want to complete a language Masters, with a view to becoming school teachers....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 02:30:00
Surge in third-level entry from State-funded schools
Surge in third-level entry from State-funded schools

Surge in third-level entry from State-funded schools

College entry rates from State-funded schools are continuing to close the gap with the fee-paying sector....
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 02:30:00
 
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