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General Education Stories

 

Mental Health in the Media

 

Employment Features

Hundreds more jobs on way for tech sector

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Picks of the week:

When living with a disability, Ireland is a different country

Ten things not to say to a depressed person

 

Further & Higher Education News

Universities are best placed to take teacher training to the next level

Bill set to amalgamate education and training bodies

Limits on number of committee personnel

VEC staff may be moved to meet targets

Lecturers spend first year of college ‘deprogramming’ students

UCD scholarship student crowned South of Ireland Amateur Open Champion

Exam results helpline to be put to the test

Record rise in number of mature students

DCU president criticises Leaving Cert

University of Ulster hosts Paralympics Qualifying Tournament – Boccia World Cup 2011

 

Disability Headlines

Disability cases pending before the European Court of Human Rights

Ministers accused over autistic children as specialist schools forced to close

Warning over newer antidepressants pills

Dad (40) becomes first person in Britain to get artificial heart

Get me back to Aunty Em – one woman’s experience of Depression

 

General Education Articles

Parents struggling to cope with education costs

Families in need of back-to-school support failing to qualify for allowance, survey finds

Extra €4.6m set aside for parents struggling to afford uniforms

17 new schools to open as pupil numbers soar

Publishers help ease book cost burden for parents

Parents being forced to take out loans for school costs

14 second-level schools scheduled to open by 2014

Parents under pressure

Back-to-school aid criteria under fire

Families facing huge school costs, warns Barnardos

Quinn faces reality check in education reform drive

School class sizes set to increase

All-Irish secondary school for Carrigaline

Mayfield gaelscoil to appeal after council refuses planning

CIT gets new governing chair

Being creative teaches kids the art of keeping quiet

Class size dilemma

Schools will drop subjects if class sizes increased

Teachers angered by threat of increased class sizes

 

Mental Health in the Media

Don’t try to be something you are not

Don’t let anxiety get out of control

Psych nurses to strike over staff shortages

New Directorate to be appointed in autumn

5m drug prescriptions for mental health a year

Trapped in a system without hope

Treating depression – Drugs too prevalent in our system

 

Employment Issues

Only 23 out of 5,000 internships filled under initiative

I’m unemployed – can education get me out of here?

 

Another Friday, another week in review!

This week we want to say a MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in the Special Olympics Ireland Team who have been winning medals left, right and centre in Athens!

Our pick of the week showcases their achievements:

Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics

 

 

 

Readers should also take a look at this commentary by renowned blogger Maman Poulet on the recent Springboard and Jobbridge Initiatives: Jobs Initiative – will be work and how it’s unattainable for some

 

Our video of the week is a pretty cool stunt in an airport in Germany – make sure to check it out!

AHEAD also launched Student Voices: Two Reports on the Experiences of Students with Disabilities in Higher Education in Ireland. Photos from the event are available on the website. If you would like a copy of these reports, please email publications@ahead.ie

Niamh Hayes & Ann Heelan (AHEAD) with Declan Treanor (Head of TCD Disability Service) at the launch of Student Voices

Siobhan Barron (NDA) with Ann Heelan & Niamh Hayes (AHEAD) at the launch of Student Voices

Niamh Hayes (GET AHEAD), Vivian Rath (UCD), Brian Power (Dept of Education) & Ann Heelan (Director of AHEAD) at the launch of Student Voices

All that remains to be said is ‘Happy Reading!’

Further & Higher Education News

Time for Quinn to prove that education is truly for everyone

University chiefs warn MLAs of £40m deficit

Higher education: Student expectations for 2012 are higher than ever

Education crisis puts us all to test

Higher Education White Paper: universities to be ranked on job prospects

Student number surge to spark funding crisis

Ex-NCAD head and champion of disability design

NUI volunteer project for Galway festival

Union defends salaries of €100,000 paid to 1,000 university lecturers

Bar raised for students hoping to get medicine

DCU journalism course to allot more time to basic writing skills

Making doctors do the rounds

Halving number of VECs will save €3m, says Quinn

Radical plan will cut number of VECs from 33 to 16

College launches media masters

 

Disability Headlines

Team Ireland to fore once again as Athens medal haul increases

Carers strategy ‘by end of the year’

Homes for 3,500 with disabilities branded ‘horrible’

Congregated Settings Report on the Transition to Community Living for People with Disabilities

SNAs vow ‘summer of discontent’

HSE report details institutional living conditions

Rate of diabetes doubles since 1980 to hit 347 million

First day goes swimmingly as Special Olympics team win gold

Most of disability funds go on wages

Silver and bronze add to laurels for Special Olympics swimmers

Special Olympics team medal tally now three

Government needs to move on mentally disabled

Homes for mentally disabled to close

€7.5m settlement for woman paralysed ‘by parrot disease’

General Education Articles

FF backs multi-faith primary schools

Irish teens’ online literacy above average

Catholic schools ‘need faith communities’

Parents criticise Minister for change to school transport

Celebrations for class act: students set attendance record

40 new schools to be built by 2017

Primary schools get nod on 2,000 temporary jobs

David Quinn: We need to know how far we’ll go to take religion out of schools

Parental demand at heart of school patronage, says Quinn

Cuts to €1m a day school bus system must go ahead – Minister

40 schools to be built to meet pupil numbers rise

 

Mental Health in the Media

2,500 young people on waiting list for mental health services

Flanagan accused of ‘suicide’ comment

Ming: I did not tell official to commit suicide

Drop in number of suicides to 8% welcomed by research group

Drugs and drink key factors in North’s suicide rate, study finds

Boy among 11 suicides in city area since April

 

Other bits and bobs

Charting the way forward on human rights

Firms urged to take on interns paid by state