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?