Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
The State is obliged to check that a minimum educational standard is being applied...writes Michael Clifford
Sat, 06 Sep, 2014
Home education is rapidly growing in popularity.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Jan 1 was the first official day of the new Child and Family Agency. The Children’s Rights Alliance welcomes the agency — the centrepiece of Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s legislative agenda.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
A centre for early school-leavers which faces possible closure unless it secures extra funding has revealed it is turning away a growing number of referrals.
Six-year-old Liam Cunneen, a deaf schoolboy from Co Cork, is still receiving only one hour of education a day due to an apparent shortage of special needs resources in his school.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2013
A mother has been warned she faces jail unless she manages to send her 15-year-old daughter to school in what the court heard was among “the worst” school attendance records ever to come before the courts.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
The head of the National Education Welfare Board says the organisation had no choice but to dismiss a senior employee.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
A Cork mother says her family is at breaking point because her son’s primary school will only teach him for one hour a day.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
Children living with a mother who suffers from depression are more likely to miss school.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2013
A judge has warned a 13-year-old boy who persistently skips school — attending just four days in three years — that both his parents will be sent to prison if he does not attend school in September.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2013
As teaching delegates at all levels vent their anger at the Croke Park II deal, a union representative for 10,000 non-teaching staff in the sector has called for the deal to be accepted.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013
A judge has warned a 15-year-old who persistently skips school that his parents will take turns in prison if he does not attend school for the next month.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
Parents who regularly take children out of school to avail of cheaper holidays risk damaging their education.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2012
The state body for monitoring school attendance has said it is “very lucky” to be employing a consultant who quit as director of children’s services in Britain following a damning report.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
A report into the deaths of children in care over a 10-year period will be published before the end of the month, Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012
School absentee rates are falling — but so are staff levels within the body charged with monitoring it, with one county being overseen by just one senior manager.
Parents of a 10-year-old boy claim he has been bullied out of school due to racial taunting over his accent.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2012
A new initiative in Ballymun, in Dublin, has helped almost halve the absenteeism rate amongst schoolchildren in less than two years.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
Nine people were jailed last year for failing to send their children to school.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
A JUDGE has questioned the “layers and layers of bureaucracy” which she says are preventing a child from getting an education appropriate to his needs.
Thu, 24 Nov, 2011
JOYCE DOYLE’S son displayed “severe anxiety” which made him physically ill when he began attending secondary school.
Fri, 13 May, 2011
IRISH EXAMINER reporters Noel Baker and Cormac O’Keeffe are among the winners of this year’s annual Justice Media Awards.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
THE body in charge of school attendance has said it only takes criminal proceedings against parents as a last resort after a mother-of-five was jailed for a month for failing to make her son go to classes.
Sat, 08 May, 2010
A RECORD number of legal warnings were issued to the parents of children who failed to attend school last year.
Tue, 30 Mar, 2010
THERE were 13 convictions against parents relating to truant children in the first five months of this year, one of which ended in a custodial sentence, according to the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB).
Wed, 02 Sep, 2009
THE number of children receiving home tuition grants has increased, but only a fraction of the hundreds of schoolgirls who become pregnant are availing of the payments, with only 70 teenage girls receiving the grant last year.
Wed, 15 Apr, 2009
ANYTHING that helps our cluttered courts and school systems operate more efficiently is to be welcomed.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2009
Dublin senior football star Conal Keaney and his Wexford hurling counterpart Malachy Trevers are lending their support to a bid to a new drive to try and keep kids in school.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2008
PARENTS’ representatives have said they believe State systems have failed if the threat of jail is held over parents who do not send their children to school.
Thu, 31 May, 2007
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael today clashed on jobs and cost of living issues as the latest poll swung towards the Opposition.
Tue, 15 May, 2007
Student absenteeism remains a huge problem nationwide, according to the National Education Welfare Board's latest annual report.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2006
New figures reveal over 80,000 children in this country miss more than 20 days of school a year.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2006
Traveller parents do not know how to deal with schools when their children are subjected to bullying and racist name-calling, a group revealed today.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2005
The Government came under pressure today to tackle educational disadvantage as figures showed more than half of students in some areas drop out of school before completing their Leaving Certificate.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2005
The National Education Welfare Board has called upon parents and primary school teachers to tackle the issue of absenteeism in primary schools.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2005
Anti-social Behaviour Orders are a quick-fix solution which will only criminalise young people, it was claimed today.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2005
The National Education Welfare Board is planning a national campaign to raise awareness of the importance of school attendance.
Mon, 23 May, 2005
MORE THAN 20 parents who failed to ensure their children attended school face a €600 fine and could go to jail for up to three months, the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB) has warned.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2005
The National Education Welfare Board is reportedly set to take legal moves against more than 20 parents due to poor school attendance by their children.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2005
A study by the National Education Welfare Board has found that more than one-quarter of secondary school students from poorer areas miss at least one month of school every academic year.
Mon, 06 Sep, 2004
AS schools across the country open today, it is shocking that upwards of 1,000 children will not make the vital transition from primary to second-level education.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2004
UP TO 1,000 children beginning school this week will not make it to second level education unless resources in primary schools are improved, teachers and opposition parties claimed yesterday.
BULLYING, help for special needs children and advice on what to do with a child who refuses to go to school were the main concerns of parents using a new education helpline.
Thu, 19 Aug, 2004
ONE in five Leaving Certificate students succeeded last year in having their results upgraded.
Wed, 26 May, 2004
PARENTS who take their children out of school during term could be fined, the national agency that monitors pupil attendance has warned.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2004
Fine Gael has called on the Government to combat school truancy by putting in place more educational welfare officers.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2003
A major new initiative aimed at tackling the problem of absenteeism has been announced.
Sun, 09 Mar, 2003
TEACHERS have accused the Government of ignoring children at risk by delaying the implementation of school attendance laws.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2002
The Minister for Education, Dr Michael Woods has launched an action plan to prevent school dropouts.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2001
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