Pick of the week: Love of theatre saved my life

The Dept of Education has published “Literacy & Numeracy Learning for Life”, which we would encourage all to read.


Further & Higher Education News

College bosses to resist further job cuts

Is Higher Education Worth the Money?

Minister for Education and Skills announces the allocation of 3,000 additional BTEI places under the Jobs Initiative

TCD denies ‘painful’ tests on animals

Irish students win technology prize

Road safety system drives Irish team to tech success


Disability Headlines

‘Trial tests’ for DLA claimants

Patients urged to raise funds for limb-saving therapy

Patient has double leg transplant

Smile could help identify autism risk

Disability group wins plaudits

Áras not a retirement home, says candidate


General Education Articles

Protest against special needs cutbacks

State could breach law on special needs, says McGrath

800 protest outside Leinster House at cuts to SNA numbers

Quinn unveils plan to transform maths and reading

Quinn begins talks to lower cost of schoolbooks

Sherlock gets maths problem to solve

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Make Irish optional and cut junior cycle, say students

Proposal to build €49m education campus

Independents criticise special needs provisions

Cutting special needs

A fantastic, plastic education

Back to school costs €400 per child – new research


Mental Health in the Media

Link between alcohol and suicide should be addressed

Row delayed 16-year-old’s access to psychiatric services

People can and do recover from mental illness

Keeping your mental health safe online

Use of anti-depressants soars


Other articles of interest

Fewer than half take action over discrimination

Ignorance of rights hampers victims of discrimination

Discrimination report – Perception of behaviour is important