Staff Picks:

Disabled people’s magazine taps a ‘niche for positivity’

The Journal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Education

Got a science problem? Give it a hack

Why most employers fear to hire people with disabilities

Take a leaf out of the book for mindful children

Patrick’s doodle clocks up €10k grant

No Irish universities make top 100 list

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

Cork university to honour ‘public-spirited’ people for donating bodies to science

Savvy college applicants get the message that future careers are in smart economy

CAO surge in student demand for science, computing and agriculture courses

We’re studying social science, business and law, says report

Queen’s gives students long weekend to avoid repeat of last year’s lost weekend

‘The cost of going to college here is similar to what it would be in the US’

Strike notice served on CIT

MA Funding News 2012.2013

University rankings played down

Quinn defends proposed means test changes for student grants

Call for grant system ‘equality’

ICMSA attack college asset test proposals

 

Disability Headlines

Groups to rally for vital welfare benefit

Man with locked-in syndrome wins right to hearing for assisted suicide

James to star for Ireland at amputee tournament

Plan to cut time limit on disabled parking

People with disabilities lose ‘pocket money’ in charity cuts

Voluntary disability services provider must pay ex-worker €116k

Glove could transform treatment of arthritis

 

General Education Stories

Government announces €1.5bn schools programme

Sick pay alert for 1,000 teachers who took 90-260 days off

Open debate on future of teaching

Falling behind on literacy

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum

Thousands march in protest at school cutbacks in Donegal

30 retired inspectors not replaced

Building new schools

Minister accused of ‘spin’ on school plan

Five-year plan gets a guarded welcome

16-year battle for new building finally pays off

Joy as pupils get to wave goodbye to prefabs

Educational evolution – It’s time for a new round of benchmarking

The private primary: can it survive?

A blank slate to reinvent secondary schools

Waiting’s over for some but others have dreams dashed

Principal: It’s not acceptable to be sitting in squalor for another four years

Quinn reversed €120,000 school aid refusal after Kenny pressure

What Taoiseach said, and when, about Holy Family School project

Budget ‘damaging’ C of I schools

Principal: It’s not acceptable to be sitting in squalor for another four years

 

Mental Health in the Media

Hundreds turn out to ‘mental wellness’ exhibition in Kerry

GAA stars back suicide prevention

Book highlights ‘taboo’ issue of suicide in Ireland

Director of mental health post not yet filled

President praised for putting suicide on national agenda

‘Smelly and drab psychiatric wards beyond belief’

 

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Staff Picks:

How Chuck’s cash changed Irish research

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

IT Sligo and Citrix in joint skills initiative

Swotting hard for the HPAT

How to make the best Leaving Cert choices

The world’s top 10 Universities to study law

Top earning academics reject pay cut request

 

Disability Headlines

President calls for change in attitudes towards autism

Boy (3) to undergo bionic ear operation

Tragedy of MS sufferer who rode wheelchair for two hours to kill herself

Wheelchair beauty queen crowned

New hope in ‘floppy baby’ treatment

Disabled Rehab workers faced with redundancy

Special needs facility opens

Living with ball and chain of pain

The painful part of the human condition

Boy (11) crosses Atlantic in bid to walk

Brave Aryana is a cut above at helping her little brother

Trigger Warning: Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults: Study

 

General Education Stories

Jerome Reilly: Take away the school, kill the local community

Hard lessons we need to learn from the legacy of foolishness

Colm O’Rourke: Ireland can come top of the class again

Deis may expand to help more schools

Transition year students gather for drama festival

Children may get option of school across the border

Parents emphasise maths as an aid to career prospects

Coalition pursuing ‘scorched earth’ policy on rural schools, says principal

Guidance counsellors have nothing to fear

Making sure rebel-speak isn’t lost in translation, like

Just half of Traveller children in secondary school

Teacher’s pet

Almost 25% of pupils attending Protestant schools are Catholic

€35m set aside for 200 schools to replace prefabs with classrooms

Buttimer says roles of teachers are more flexible

Tackling legacy of school prefabs may yield 800 jobs

 

Mental Health in the Media

Just a teenager trying to make sense of his life

‘I don’t think I am normal. I have excluded myself from the world’

Surge in self-harm incidents linked to effects of recession

Psychiatric unit closure postponed

Close to 3,000 cases of physical restraint

 

Employment Features

€15k each on offer to new generation of entrepreneurs

Students should do 10-week summer internship, report recommends