Monthly Archives: August 2013

Leaving the Leaving Cert

So the fuss is almost all over for 2013′s Leaving Cert students. I say nearly, because there is still the bevy of first- and second-round college offers to look forward to. Preliminary reports in the media have exhibited an almost … Continue reading

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Colleges in Ireland will have to earn their keep

From 2014 on, Irish universities and colleges may face cuts of up to 10 percent to their state funding if their performances do not meet new measures. Colleges will soon be assessed on their ability to retain students as well … Continue reading

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Sign of the times: SUSI applications up on last year

More people are reliant on state support for their educational needs than in previous years. At least this is what the number of new applications for the SUSI online grant application system seems to suggest. So far, the figure stands … Continue reading

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Philosophy in school? There’s thinking ahead.

At a time when the calls for more ICT and science training in secondary schools grow louder by the day, some are now asking if it might be time to reflect on the nature of education and of true reform. … Continue reading

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