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Shortage of teachers an urgent issue, say principals
Shortage of teachers an urgent issue, say principals

Shortage of teachers an urgent issue, say principals

A growing shortage of qualified teachers means increasing numbers of pupils are being taught by non-specialists in a subject, according to second-level school principals....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Some students receiving twice as many maths classes as others
Some students receiving twice as many maths classes as others

Some students receiving twice as many maths classes as others

Massive variations in the time that second-level schools devote to maths teaching is putting some pupils at a severe disadvantage....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Variations in time that secondary schools devote to maths teaching putting some pupils at a severe disadvantage
Variations in time that secondary schools devote to maths teaching putting some pupils at a severe disadvantage

Variations in time that secondary schools devote to maths teaching putting some pupils at a severe disadvantage

Massive variations in the time that second-level schools devote to maths teaching is putting some pupils at a severe disadvantage....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:00
Top maths skills can add up for nine-year-olds
Top maths skills can add up for nine-year-olds

Top maths skills can add up for nine-year-olds

Children who are good at maths at the age of nine settle into second-level education more easily than others, according to new Irish research....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Selling the global warming message
Selling the global warming message

Selling the global warming message

As if proof were needed as to the destructive power of extreme weather, Storm Ophelia, which ravaged the country on Monday, showed just what happens when nature conspires to wreak havoc....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Schools NOT required to open extra days to make up for lost time during Storm Ophelia closures
Schools NOT required to open extra days to make up for lost time during Storm Ophelia closures

Schools NOT required to open extra days to make up for lost time during Storm Ophelia closures

Schools will not be required to open extra days to make up for lost time during closures for Storm Ophelia....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:27:03
When climate change becomes second nature
When climate change becomes second nature

When climate change becomes second nature

Pupils at Scoil Íde, Corbally, Limerick learn about climate change through observation and science, with individuals given responsibility for reducing their school's carbon footprint by tu...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
It's fine to have a dream course, but give yourself plenty of choice on your CAO form
It's fine to have a dream course, but give yourself plenty of choice on your CAO form

It's fine to have a dream course, but give yourself plenty of choice on your CAO form

All sixth year students should now be in the thick of CAO research, at times, an overwhelming task. In my opinion, it is not the students who tell me they do not know what they want to do ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Schools apply for funding to repair damage
Schools apply for funding to repair damage

Schools apply for funding to repair damage

Schools have applied for emergency funding to repair damage done to their buildings by Hurricane Ophelia....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Girls 'just as good as boys' at computer science work
Girls 'just as good as boys' at computer science work

Girls 'just as good as boys' at computer science work

A new Irish study exposes as a myth the long-held notion that boys are better at computer science than girls....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Institutes of technology to share €200m building fund
Institutes of technology to share €200m building fund

Institutes of technology to share €200m building fund

A total of 11 institutes of technology are to share €200m for major building projects to create state-of-the-art facilities for science, engineering and computing....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00
All schools and colleges and creches to remain closed Monday, Department of Education confirms
All schools and colleges and creches to remain closed Monday, Department of Education confirms

All schools and colleges and creches to remain closed Monday, Department of Education confirms

In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills has confirmed all schools, colleges and other education institutions will remain closed on Monday....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:22:49
Third level institutions confirm closure as Hurricane Ophelia closes in
Third level institutions confirm closure as Hurricane Ophelia closes in

Third level institutions confirm closure as Hurricane Ophelia closes in

The University of Limerick will be closed tomorrow (Monday) as a result of a code red weather warning in the area....
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:01:42
Historian to give prestigious talk on power
Historian to give prestigious talk on power

Historian to give prestigious talk on power

The role played by figures such as Lenin, Marx and Roosevelt in shaping our past against major political, economic and social structures will be discussed in Dublin this week as part of a ...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Lamb skewers, tagine and minted spuds - Is this Ireland's most delicious school lunch menu?
Lamb skewers, tagine and minted spuds - Is this Ireland's most delicious school lunch menu?

Lamb skewers, tagine and minted spuds - Is this Ireland's most delicious school lunch menu?

New rules banning junk food from public school lunches were launched last month – and one Irish primary school has a menu that certainly reaches new standards in school food....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:16:50
Shaping education history
Shaping education history

Shaping education history

The Budget boost for education is welcome, but the sector's slice of national spending is still not as generous as it should be, given that there are around 1.1 million full time students ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Aoife Walsh: It can be tough getting a place in medicine, but there are plenty of routes to consider
Aoife Walsh: It can be tough getting a place in medicine, but there are plenty of routes to consider

Aoife Walsh: It can be tough getting a place in medicine, but there are plenty of routes to consider

While entry to medical school can be highly competitive, there are many options for those determined to pursue this area of study....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
In my opinion - Orla O'Sullivan
In my opinion - Orla O'Sullivan

In my opinion - Orla O'Sullivan

I was born premature and at six-weeks-old, I got double pneumonia. The doctors gave me medicine to fight off the pneumonia, however, in saving my life, I lost most of my sight and almost a...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Rate of success drops in appeals on exam grades
Rate of success drops in appeals on exam grades

Rate of success drops in appeals on exam grades

There has been a drop in the number of successful appeals against Leaving Cert grades following major changes in the exam system this year....
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:30:00
The Weekly Read: The incredible differences between playing GAA in Ireland and in America
The Weekly Read: The incredible differences between playing GAA in Ireland and in America

The Weekly Read: The incredible differences between playing GAA in Ireland and in America

Each year, young GAA players opt to head stateside for the summer months, a country with over 130 clubs throughout the United States....
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:14:48
Aoife Walsh: July is right time for ‘Leaving Cert holiday’
Aoife Walsh: July is right time for ‘Leaving Cert holiday’

Aoife Walsh: July is right time for ‘Leaving Cert holiday’

Many students report that sixth year is one of the best years of their school lives. When they make this statement they are not normally thinking of the academic side of things....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Quick as a flash, the 11-year-old entrepreneurs
Quick as a flash, the 11-year-old entrepreneurs

Quick as a flash, the 11-year-old entrepreneurs

It's not every 11-year-old who can drive a hard business bargain with supermarket magnates and rake in a €2,500 profit for her school....
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Woman (26) left blind after brain tumour surgery defies the odds to train as teacher
Woman (26) left blind after brain tumour surgery defies the odds to train as teacher

Woman (26) left blind after brain tumour surgery defies the odds to train as teacher

Excited and assured - some initial tummy butterflies aside - Claire Shorten is like any trainee second-level teacher making the big leap into classrooms this term to gain the practical exp...
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:30:00
Explainer: Aspiring to be a primary school teacher? Here are the new grades you need to achieve
Explainer: Aspiring to be a primary school teacher? Here are the new grades you need to achieve

Explainer: Aspiring to be a primary school teacher? Here are the new grades you need to achieve

New entry level requirements for primary school teaching will insist on students achieving 60pc or higher in their higher level Irish Leaving Cert exam....
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:30:00
Going to college: Leaving Cert students must make the best of their time with the guidance counsellor
Going to college: Leaving Cert students must make the best of their time with the guidance counsellor

Going to college: Leaving Cert students must make the best of their time with the guidance counsellor

In 2012 the protected hours available for guidance and counselling in schools were removed and, as a result, school leaders had to make difficult decisions between providing guidance and c...
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:30:00
 
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