Latest: Brexit could present new opportunities for English language schools in Ireland

Latest: Brexit could present new opportunities for English language schools here.

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Artists to work with schools as pupils urged to develop creative side

Artists are to work with schools in a government initiative to help children explore and develop their creative sides.

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No more action over UL severance pay for ex-staff

No further action is being taken in relation to University of Limerick’s use of severance packages for former staff.

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Debate: Should there be homework in primary school?

Pat Fitzpatrick makes the case for homework in primary school, saying there is nothing wrong with doing half an hour a night. Andrea Mara says the research indicates homework for younger students has limited benefit.

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Concern over quality of Irish teaching in schools

There has been a marked deterioration in the standard of Irish among pupils in primary schools.

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40% of primary schools running a deficit just to provide heating

40% of Irish primary schools are running a deficit just to provide heating and other essential services.

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Richard Bruton wants to double number of student teachers

The Education Minister wants to double the number of student teachers.

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Schools to publish complaints under new charter

Schools will now have to publish complaints — including details of how they were resolved — as part of a new parent and student charter.

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College life offers challenge but most satisfied

More than one-third of Irish third-level students feel like “detached consumers” in terms of their education.

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Solas shines a light on reform of neglected PLC sector

Worthy further education reforms may be unrealistic without extra funding, writes Education Correspondent Niall Murray.

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Reading skills at high watermark: Top of the class

THAT Ireland’s 10-year-olds have the best reading skills in Europe and are among the top-performers in the world is an achievement worth celebrating.

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New reports shows educational attainment linked to socio-economic status; More women educated to third level

42 percent of the population has a third level education with the latest profile from Census 2016 showing more women than men are now pursuing a third level education.

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LIT lecturers protest over damage caused by funding crisis

Limerick Institute of Technology lecturers today staged a lunchtime protest outside their place of work over the funding crisis facing their sector.

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Department accused of cover-up over school fire-safety failings

The Department of Education has been accused of a cover-up over fire safety failings at five schools.

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60 schools around country to be audited for fire safety standards

60 schools around the country are to be audited for fire safety standards after five recently built schools were found to be in breach of regulations.

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