Pick of the week:

Reading, writing and washing-up

 

TED Talk:

Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

NUI draft charter on human rights welcomed

Why Bahraini human rights matter in Dublin

Funding cuts force closure of college creches

Major science forum for Dublin

A key to Cork’s educational past turns up after 100 years

Ireland ranks 16th for higher education

 

Disability Headlines

Major delay in assessing disabled children

New MS oral drug still not available

McKillop sets the trend with world record

Ten NI Paralympic hopefuls in contention for London

A robot, a song and a royal visit: big plans for Joanne O’Riordan

Captain Courage: Amputee Football Association of Ireland

Festival Announced Assisted Performances

 

General Education Stories

Review says Department of Education has ‘no sense of the bigger vision’

Time we relied on our own expertise

Sixteen and pregnant: what’s a school to do?

A pioneering approach to development

 

Mental Health in the Media

Pieta House reports rise in young people seeking help

Drawing away depression

Higher risk of schizophrenia for teenage cannabis users

Mental health services allowed to ‘go into freefall’

Mental health service cutbacks leading to suicides, nurses’ conference hears

 

Employment Features

Further 1,000 places to be added to JobBridge scheme

Is the Government jobs initiative a bridge to nowhere?

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