Students spread love of coding and stress that it's not 'just for boys'
Pupils at an Irish language secondary school are spreading the love of computer coding.
Pupils at an Irish language secondary school are spreading the love of computer coding.
The CAO has been open for applications for over a month. However, many applicants, including my own students, have not yet began the application process despite having their sights firmly set on third level. It is understandable that applicants may feel a little nervous about beginning to fill in a form that may ultimately have a big impact on their future, but there is really no need to worry at this time.
The fall in Ireland's performance in an international science test for 15-year-olds is being partly linked to a lack of engagement with computers in schools.
Developing new games through computer coding has helped to create a generation who are not afraid of failure, a teacher involved in the national initiative has said.
A mark of a school's success is how well they cater for students with special educational needs, according to Institute of Guidance Counsellors president Betty McLaughlin.
My name is Alan Fay, I am 20-years-old and I have cerebral palsy. This means I am wheelchair-bound and I have limited gross and fine motor skills. I am a Leaving Cert Applied student in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin. For most of my school life I was educated...
Student volunteering has come a long way from the days when it was seen merely as a bit of do-goodery by the more privileged for the less fortunate.
Irish teenagers have risen to third place in reading in an international league table.
It may be complicated stuff for many adults but for sixth-class pupils at St Edward's National School in Co Sligo, coding is second nature.
Pupils from State-funded schools are continuing to narrow the gap with those from the fee-paying sector when it comes to college entry.
Studying abroad is something most students dream of. But for Ivan, it was a situation he never saw coming.
Schools will be required to consult with parents regularly about costs under a proposed new law being unveiled today.
King's Hospital is facing questions over how long it took to report the alleged incident to the child and family agency, Tusla.
children can now develop their Irish language and computer coding skills at the same time, thanks to an American professor's love of the language.
The unthinkable is happening in Irish second-level schools today.
ASTI members will be urged to reject Department of Education proposals aimed at resolving their dispute with the Government over pay and conditions for new teachers.
A primary school is grading parents on how much they support their children, it has emerged.
Any prospect for an early settlement in the disputes involving secondary teachers was dashed today when ASTI leaders decided to urge members to reject latest proposals on pay and conditions and junior cycle reform.
Education Minister Richard Bruton joined pupils in a crash course in coding to cram for next week's global "Hour of Code", where people from around the world can tune into Skype for a simultaneous tutorial.
New rules being proposed by the European Commission could bring an end to high taxes on electronic school books.
New rules being proposed by the European Commission could see an end to high taxes on electronic school books.
Secondary teachers' union leaders will decide on Saturday whether to ballot their members on proposals aimed at ending the various disputes in which they have been engaged.
The Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI) is holding a meeting of its 180-member central executive council on Saturday to consider proposals aimed at ending the various disputes in which the union is engaged.
Junior Cycle students at risk of missing out on 10pc of the marks in the English exam this year will be given a second chance to do a crucial assessment, if their teachers agree a new deal with Government.
A new history book, with a spotlight on events in the 1912-1922 era, has been written and illustrated by children themselves.
In this column last week we focused on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and in particular, Level 7 and Level 8, on the framework. Leaving Certificate students may also apply for courses at Level 6 and Level 5.
it was the early 1970s. I was in junior infants. The teacher awarded a daily prize to the child who was best in the class. One day the prize was to be a round lollipop with a clown's face on it. On returning to class after the morning break, the lollipop was missing. The teacher was unhappy.
The proposed introduction of a new Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics (ERBE) curriculum has become a topic of much discussion. It may be tempting to reject this development as something we neither need nor want. And while the latter may be true,...
Irish 10-year-olds have improved performance in maths over the past four years, according to an international survey.
A decision on December's planned strikes by teachers at secondary schools will be discussed at a meeting of ASTI's governing body today.
A leading imam has said he is "disappointed" at the Catholic Church's rejection of a world religions curriculum for primary schools - a move he feared could encourage radicalism among young Muslims.
Proposals aimed at avoiding a resumption of industrial action by secondary teachers are expected after talks adjourned early today.
Irish 10-year-olds have improved their performance in maths over the past four years, according to a new international survey.
The time allocation for religious education, which may include ethics, in primary schools is 30 minutes a day.
Start-up schools are to get more funding from the Department of Education.
'Not in my back yard, not in my front yard, not even past the school gates," is the reaction of the Catholic Church to the State's draft curriculum designed to teach children about different religious beliefs and ethics in the new diverse Ireland.
The Catholic Church has stymied plans for the first ever State curriculum in world religions and ethics for primary schools.
A recently qualified teacher on €37,000 a year would repay about €70-€120 a month under the type of student loan scheme suggested in the Cassells report on future funding for higher education.
Increases in third-level fees, linked to a student loan scheme, should be regulated and remain affordable, according Peter Cassells, who wrote the expert group report on future funding of higher education.
Major deficiencies around the teaching of science and technology subjects in Irish schools have been pinpointed in a new report, being launched today.
Every year, about three in four Leaving Certificate students apply to the CAO for a place in higher education. Many other school-leavers pursue further education, usually a Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) course, either as an end in itself or as a stepping stone to college.
Last week, this column looked at an overview of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and why it is important for students and their parents to understand it, in order to assist them in making decisions about course applications to the CAO and elsewhere.
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An €86m science and engineering research institute, part of whose work aims to create longer-life batteries for the electric car market, has opened at the University of Limerick.
An €86 million science and engineering research institute, part of whose work aims to create longer-life batteries for the electric car market, has opened at the University of Limerick.
Parents believe that personal finance and budgeting should be taught in schools as early as possible, according to a new survey.
Primary teachers' union the Irish National Teachers' Organisation has hit back at claims that children are being deliberately misdiagnosed in order to get extra resources in school.
A two-teacher Co Galway primary school has scooped the top award for film-making excellence in the 12th annual FÍS Film Festival
Education Minister Richard Bruton has ruled out intervening in how the Junior Certificate is marked, meaning students will lose 10pc of their English grades.
Human Rights Commissioner Emily Logan has taken Education Minister Richard Bruton to task over his plans for new school admission rules.
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