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DUP Minister relaxes SF class sharing targets

DUP Education Minister Peter Weir has relaxed demanding targets for schools to share resources that were imposed by Sinn Fein.

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Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

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NASUWT rally

NASUWT announce details of their second day of NI strike action

The largest teachers' union in Northern Ireland has today issued notice to employers of the second day of rolling strike action on 31 January 2017.
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Communities Minister Paul Givan denied 'snubbing' the Irish language

Irish language funding ‘should be restored’: SF

Sinn Féin has called on Communities Minister Paul Givan to immediately restore funding for an Irish language bursary scheme.

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UTU General Secretary Avril Hall Callaghan

Ulster Teachers’ Union vote for industrial action short of a strike

Thousands of Northern Ireland teachers have voted to increase their industrial action this year in protest at funding cuts to classrooms and salaries.

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Bradley Lowery

Woman, 24, arrested on suspicion of posting abusive Facebook message about Bradley Lowery

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of posting an abusive message in relation to heroic cancer battler Bradley Lowery.

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Kayleigh Rogers' performance of 'Hallelujah' has been watched hundreds of thousands of times on the internet

Singing sensation Kayleigh touches hearts across the globe

A Northern Ireland schoolgirl with special needs has become a global internet sensation with a spine-tingling performance at her school’s recent Christmas concert.

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Pictured left to right are Queens Universitys Vice-Chancellor Patrick Johnston Professor John McCanny and the Universitys Chancellor Thomas J Moran.

Northern Ireland gets its first Regius Professor

Northern Ireland’s first Regius Professorship has been bestowed upon Queen’s University’s Professor John McCanny FRS FREng.

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Queen's University, South Belfast. Picture: Diane Magill

Queen’s University launch scholarship scheme for asylum seekers

Two students seeking asylum in Northern Ireland will have their fees waived and be given a £8,000 living allowance per year by Queen’s University.

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Education Minister Peter Weir officially opens new 3G pitch at Integrated College Dungannon

Weir praises £3.5m investment programme at 3G pitch opening

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has officially opened a new 3G pitch at Dungannon Integrated College during a series of visits to the area. The new pitch was provided as part of the £3.5 million School Enhancement Programme. When complete, the project will also deliver a new two-storey sports hall including a fitness room and drama/dance studio. Mr Weir said: “The School Enhancement Programme is having very real benefits on our schools estate.

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The Ulster Teachers' Union will ballot members over strike action

Teachers to be balloted over strike action

Northern Ireland’s biggest locally-based teaching union will ballot its 6,500-plus members tomorrow on strike action over pay and school funding.

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WATCH: East Belfast nursery school split in two by strike action

An east Belfast nursery school has been ‘split in half’ by today’s teacher’s strike.

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The Ulster Teachers' Union will ballot members over strike action

Schools to close to pupils as teachers walk out in Belfast

Teachers in schools across Belfast and beyond are staging a one-day strike as part of a bitter pay dispute.
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NI primary kids best in Europe for maths

NI primary kids best in Europe for maths

Northern Ireland school children are the most proficent mathematicians in Europe, a major international survey has found.

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Northern Ireland pupils are top performers in Europe at maths

Northern Ireland pupils are top performers in Europe at maths

Children in Northern Ireland are the best in Europe at maths, and sixth best in the world at the subject.

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Schools are braced for strike action

Teachers go on strike this Wednesday

Members of the lagest teachers’ union in Northern Ireland, NASUWT, will be taking strike action in schools across Belfast and Newtownabbey on Wednesday 30 November.

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Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt.

Rainey and Rathmore among Northern Ireland’s top performing schools

Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt has been named The Sunday Times Northern Ireland School of the Year.

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Watch: Ashfield Girls' High school take the Mannequin Challenge

Watch: Ashfield Girls' High school take the Mannequin Challenge

Pupils at Ashfield Girls' High school have joined the global Mannequin Challenge craze after "just one take".
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Education Minister Peter Weir.

Minister names panel on streamlining academic selection in Northern Ireland

The team of educational professionals appointed to seek progress on a single school transfer test has been named by the education minister.

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Naomi Long of the Alliance Party is congratulated by her husband Michael Long after being elected as MLA for Belfast East, May 6, 2016

Alliance call for Irish language role at city council

The Alliance Party says it is seeking to have an Irish language officer appointed at Belfast City Council.

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