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?

AHEAD in the News:

Job seeking skills for graduates with disabilities

 

Staff Picks:

Students’ project wins science award

Is this Ireland’s best school?

Tackling disability discrimination takes more than wheelchair ramps

TCD AS Support Service

 

Higher & Further Education News & Views

‘The potential is obvious’

Election promises must be kept

How does CAO system work with a FETAC qualification?

Shrouded in mystery

Resignation offers hope that mummy may stay in Cork

Higher education for all is under threat

Teacher’s Pet

Students brand government ‘liars’ over tuition fee promises

Election promises must be kept

Honorary degrees awarded at TCD

Egypt says mummy can stay at UCC — if it’s too fragile for travel

 

Disability Headlines

Thank You Timothy Geithner

 Two Steves Who Changed My Life

What’s life like after meningitis?

MS research project at UCD yields some surprising results

Disability charity Scope launches a new bond to raise £20m

 

General Education Stories

Stand up straight, girls, and drink your soup correctly

Private companies to complain over State school bus scheme

VECs set to speed up school building projects

Exam focus to be reduced in Junior Cert overhaul

Quinn supports proposal to abolish Junior Certificate

Teachers retiring mid-year can be re-employed until holidays – Quinn

Teachers take lessons in wind turbines

Information Service launched for People with Hearing and Speech Difficulties

 

Mental Health in the Media

Reach out to others before it’s too late

‘Dirt cheap’ alcohol linked to suicides in youth, says Shortall

Doctor says alcohol implicated in 45 per cent of all suicides

 

Another week down and the weather is looking up for the weekend!

This weeks pick of the week is Tony Bates Column in the Irish Times, the first of a two part series on suicide:

We must give young people a reason to live

Other articles of interest:

UN claims State’s poor hardest hit by low taxes

UN human rights expert calls for higher taxes for those who can afford it

Cut of 250 language support teachers

Special Olympics chief to decide on Aras run in days

‘Talk therapy’ options replace medication

‘Little evidence’ anti-psychotics help treatment of challenging behaviour

School’s out for the home-educators

Disability hate crime could lead to more suicides like Fiona Pilkington

It’s time to re-imagine the ways we teach our children

Focus on the task, not yourself. . .

Religion class must be easy to opt out of, says report

College offer to jobless in skills drive

Education report: rights body backs diversity in schools

Top ten tips from the experts to make the most of pre-exam time

University entrance scholarships explained

O’Reilly calls for radical reform of education

Foreign language for college may be ended

Quinn warns on rising pupil numbers

MS Ireland and UL join forces to further research

Scheme aims to reskill 6,000 jobless

We’re no longer the best: Quinn

Call to expand rehabilitation services for crash survivors

Employers want recruits to hold 2:1 honours degrees

Taoiseach commits to radical education reforms

Quinn: Education standards slipped

Judge warns parents about pupils missing school

Administrator welcomes debate on religion in schools