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Your child has dyslexia? She could grow up to be a star. . .

Exploding the Lecture

Is this place accessible?

Educating Irish people to live and work success

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

National Moot Court winners

Retail ‘legend’ honoured at DIT ceremony

Quinn refuses to rule out blanket cull of postgraduate grants

Student registration fees to rise for four years in row

Future of VECs and SOLAS explained at Oireachtas Committee meeting

Middle-class schools tighten their grip on college places

MY EDUCATION WEEK: Gary Redmond President, USI

UL medical school chief to earn €240,000 per annum

Huge salary ‘out of our hands’ says UL

Cuts ‘will perpetuate two-tier school system’

Irish shy away from EU study scheme

What courses does the ‘Free Fees Scheme’ actually cover?

Report: Academic standards slipping

Students to stage ‘funeral’ protest

Flagship DIT site to proceed if planning granted

Students pay respects to education

Senior figures in education echo Hunt’s view that there is no case for more universities – technological or otherwise

Private backers for DIT campus

 

Disability Headlines

‘I know where I’m going, who I am – that makes me strong’

Opening doors to the disabled

When Popular Novels Perpetuate Negative Stereotypes: Mark Haddon, Asperger’s and Irresponsible Fiction

Guardian wins people’s choice award for excellence in disability journalism

Insulin pump access limited

Fertility clinics may offer embryo genetic screening

Rise in autism ‘may be linked to clever parents’ say scientists

Hearing tests for newborns at Waterford Regional Hospital

Stroke survivors honoured for courage

Special Olympics Ulster awarded almost £2.3m of government funding

Boy’s education ‘impeded by layers of bureaucracy’

Department of Justice withdraws 2012 funding for People with Disabilities Ireland (PwDI)

Is the changing role of women in our society behind the rise in autism in the past 30 years?

Cut closes disability organisation

Boy denied HSE care costing just €300 a week

 

General Education Stories

School principals call for overhaul of board structures

Galway literacy plan linked to ocean race

Court to hear case for tendering out school bus scheme

Will our fee-paying parents be squeezed until the pips squeak?

‘I was lectured on my sexuality’

Study guides – who’s best?

Education: It’s a question of faith

Failure to grasp nettle on maths a national shame

No fees, full marks: secrets of school success revealed

Protestant school pupils lose bus appeal

How the Inter Cert’s domestic goddess is making a comeback

In My Opinion: Ministers, do your homework and extend free pre-school scheme

 

Mental Health in the Media

‘Cuts will fuel long-term social issues’

Rise in number of people seeking suicide counselling

 

Employment Features

Teaching union orders members to refuse intern scheme job offers

€200k start-up scheme at core of jobs plan for South-east

Experts call for privacy on personal genetic testing

Over 100 jobs set to be created in technology sector

Statutory sick pay could form part of social welfare system reform, says Burton

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Pick of the week: Young solicitors optimistic about future prospects despite chill winds of recession


 

Further & Higher Education News

New DIT campus gets go-ahead from council

WIT thanks ex-president after he declines offer of alternative post

Third-level fees cannot be ruled out, says Quinn

Third level faces €500m shortfall, HEA warns

New further education and training authority, SOLAS, launched by Minister Quinn- Government agrees to wind down FÁS

New State training agency established to replace Fás

Quinn hints at higher points for science

Agency’s leadership key to modern and flexible system

No budget set for ‘new FAS’ as management to stay on

Third level funding report due

 

Disability Headlines

Woman settles for €2.5m over disability

Long Stay Charges Increased

Access all beach areas

Minister opens treatment centre for blood disorders

Asthma deaths down by 40pc

Teen with cerebral palsy gets €3.75m settlement

Doctor reveals intimidation and abuse of scientists researching ME causes

School closure creates problems for parents

 

General Education Articles

‘It’s not fair and it’s not right. All I want for my son is what any mother wants’

Will Quinn impose sanctions to stop ‘apartheid’ in schools?

Court backs ‘old boy’ admissions policy at school

State to regulate school enrolment

Rule favoured boys whose fathers were past pupils

Oireachtas ‘should look’ at positive discrimination

 

Mental Health in the Media

Overhaul of Mental Health Act 2001 now urgently required

My son may be thinking of suicide

Depression surge in rich suburbs over cash worries

42% of psychiatric patients in hospital for over a year, survey finds

Treating depression – A positive suggestion

Google directing certain searches to Samaritans

Rise in self-harm linked to recession and alcohol abuse

 

Employment Issues

When the lines are blurred between work and play