Staff Picks:

Technology and Me! Speech by Joanne O’Riordan

Me and my shadow: all in a day’s work experience

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Call for colleges to be ‘unshackled’

Review of teacher training to back ‘institutes of education’

High Court dismisses students’ appeal against third-level grant reforms

New body sees value of research

No teaching, but the work goes on

Trinity newspaper scoops top prize in national competition

Fees for science courses should be scrapped — CEO

UL student scoops journalism prize for coroners expose

 

Disability Headlines

Access website gives better service to Ballymena’s disabled people

Taoiseach denies Government targeting autistic children

Father pleads for U-turn on SNAs

Training the brain to be alert

Charity to raise funds for autistic children

Niamh’s work for autism to be honoured by star

Cian takes heckling TDs in his stride and leaves Kenny in his shadow

Joanne hopes UN speech inspires people to believe they can achieve

Lise Hand: Beyond a ‘shadow’ of doubt, Cian makes Enda’s day

McDonagh aiming to trade silver for gold this time

Cork teen calls for robot technology

 

General Education Stories

Training teachers the Catholic way

Bullying in schools

Why the school patronage report is doomed to fail

Over 200 schools to keep teachers

Group: Primary schools face threat of ‘drip, drip’ closure despite U-turn

Should pupils get points for playing football and lifting weights?

Two thirds of schoolchildren ‘not getting enough sleep’

 

Mental Health in the Media

Walking back to happiness as odd shoes worn to support mental health

Clare ‘needs suicide intervention centre’

 

Employment Features

Boost for graduates with new jobs

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The big news this week is that we have 10 paid work placement opportunities available in the AHEAD WAM Programme with Abbott Ireland and ESB. More info available here: http://www.ahead.ie/employment_wamprogramme_currentopportunities

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Getting it all down to a science

Splurging public money – VEC probe justified

 

Disability Headlines

Now brave Joanne to take on the world at UN event

Free cooking workshops for people with arthritis

Disability rights protesters bring Trafalgar Square traffic to a standstill

Autistic pupils failed by the system, say families

Louis Theroux – Extreme Love Documentary

 

General Education Stories

We’re not allowing for harsh realities

Heads down for the Junior Cert

Parents’ wishes count on denominational schools

Students set sights on big profits as cure for hoof rot grows legs

Will teachers be offered backhanders if they have to test pupils?

Minister backs graphic novel promoting emotional intelligence in teens

 

Mental Health in the Media

When conflicts of interest arise in medicine

Bitter pills to swallow

Kicking the stigma out of mental health

 

Employment Features

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Apple to create 500 jobs in Cork

Higher & Further Education News & Views

 

Disability Headlines

 

Mental Health in the Media

 

Employment Features

 

General Education Stories

 

Teacher Conferences

Staff Picks:

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

 

Disability Headlines

 

Special Features on Autism to celebrate Autism Awareness Day

 

General Education Stories

 

Mental Health in the Media

 

Employment Features

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Atlantic Records in £26m link with Oxford University

GAA to build hurling and camogie centre at WIT

How qualified is your lecturer?

Colleges don’t have enough staff with PhDs to qualify as tech universities

Implant research breakthrough at UL

Top marks for UCC’s model student

Campaign by students aims to curb rise in road deaths

Colleges vying for tech university status lack sufficient numbers of suitably qualified staff

Award winning Trinity student is world’s top hacker claims the FBI

Cambridge University apologises over student admissions blunder

Disability Headlines

‘People saw me fall and thought I was drunk’

Mother takes fight for autistic son’s ‘lifeline’ benefit to the Dáil

Families of autistic children to campaign over allowance

Counting the cost of stroke trauma

Probe into top-ups for €150,000 charity chiefs

Youngest in school year more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Special needs organisation appeals for host carers

‘Bionic boy’ Calum is home after operation

General Education Stories

CofI schools under threat of exclusion, says Dublin bishop

Homosexual teachers ‘face hostile environment at school’

Schoolchildren can use an iPhone but cannot tie their shoelaces, poll finds

Mastering Mandarin

Modern languages at primary level are crucial

Educate Together to open seven schools

Parents cutting back on costly after-school activities

Students say hola to Spain via video link

Mental Health in the Media

‘Too many’ suicides linked to depression tablets

‘It gives you a lift when you see your work up there’

‘No plan’ for those who want to come off anti-depressants

GAA stars line out for suicide awareness event

Finding the right mental health service for YOUR needs

Anti-depressant drugs – Investigate claimed link to suicides

Warnings that some prescription drugs cause violent thoughts

Woman woke to find she had ‘no emotions’

Schools conference aims to break stigma of suicide

Employment Features

Over 100 new jobs announced in technology companies in Galway and Dublin

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Smaller third-level colleges face end of public funding

Colleges face performance-related funding cuts

Institutes face high standards process

Education targets – Academic autonomy is essential

Is new General Secretary ready for fire fighting?

Art college appoints head of design

Colleges given six months to spell out their strategic plans

Colleges in race to gain university status

University criteria dismissed by college president

‘Shag’ week survey reveals that seven out of ten students have unprotected sex

Probe finds poor practices in VECs across country

Anatomy of a medical class: minister opens TCD’s €131m institute

Dublin college chief defends policy on Bahrain

Students could afford €10k fees, says UL study

In My Opinion: New kind of technology university will address the needs of society

Reach for the stars with UCD’s elite performance programme

Warning of ‘mediocrity’ if higher education not funded

Higher education funding crisis will ‘damage’ students

VEC has brief discussion on audit

 

Disability Headlines

Parents of young disabled shocked at cuts in services

Parents of children with autism in major fundraiser to expand facilities

Lauren’s video role raises awareness of rare diseases

Valentine, not just the patron saint of romance, but also of epilepsy

Epilepsy still has strong social stigma for sufferers

Work scheme targeted at people with disabilities

Reilly calls autism claims outrageous

Working disabled allowed to draw welfare

Reilly: Humphreys’ autism comments ‘outrageous’

Judo Assist Ireland

Deaf girl held as slave tells court of years of beatings and rape

Man up, Tony

Northern Ministers hear each other’s pain

 

General Education Stories

Parents campaign over cuts to career guidance

Teacher allowances cut ‘would be end of Croke Park reform’

The formula is simple: real change

Kicking exam pressure to touch

Lessons to be learned from case in Clonmel

Nine jailed for failing to send children to school

Irish girls in top 20% of fitness level study

Speed limit outside six schools cut to 30kph

Watch out Ruairi! Cuts to small schools spell big trouble

No method in madness behind school guidance cuts

Parents in Kildare furious as children of gaelscoileanna ignored

Salaries linked to success in education

School principal challenges removal

 

Mental Health in the Media

After years of self-harm, my life has changed so much

Conquering your personal Everest

Acting fast against teenage depression

 

Employment Features

500 college places for jobseekers

Initiatives aim to deliver 100,000 jobs by 2016

Mastercard to create 130 Irish jobs

Recruiters to get paid for placing workers

New IT jobs after US deal welcomed

Aspire: The Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland, are hosting a series of talks for parents running each Friday for 6 weeks, beginning tomorrow at 6.30pm in the Independent Colleges onDawson Street,Dublin2. Professionals and anyone else who may be interested are also welcome.

 

Please see the attachment for more details. Aspire Talks Flyer