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Is AQE test about to be scrapped?

In the mouth of the upcoming Assembly election a potentially disastrous decision on grammar school entrance tests and the future existence of grammar schools in Northern Ireland looms.

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Figures show that teenagers in some parts of the UK are around four times as likely as their peers to apply to go to university.

Almost half of NI youngsters applied for university this year

Just under half of young people in Northern Ireland applied for university this year, it has been revealed.

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Liam Neeson has appeared in a short video for the Integrated Education Fund campaign

Liam Neeson backs new campaign for integrated education

Hollywood star Liam Neeson has backed a new campaign in favour of integrated education, claiming the time has come for all children in Northern Ireland to be educated together.

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A NASUWT conference

Teachers hold second day of strikers pay and conditions dispute

Dozens of schools in the west of Northern Ireland were forced to close or had classes disrupted after the third teacher strike in two months.

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Sandra Overend speaking in the NI Assembly

Future of education looks bleak, say UUP

Ulster Unionist Education Spokesperson Sandra Overend has expressed continued concerns over the ongoing teachers’ strikes.

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NASUWT is to take strike action in Londonderry, Strabane, Mid Ulster and Fermanagh and Omagh. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Second wave of teachers’ strike begins tomorrow

The largest teachers’ union in Northern Ireland will take strike action in schools across Londonderry, Strabane, Mid Ulster, Fermanagh and Omagh.

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A teenager on their mobile

'Help us keep kids safe online' appeal Northern Ireland teachers

Local teachers have backed police calls for parents to talk to their children about staying safe online.
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Schools facing multimillion-pound debts by end of March, says Minister

Schools across Northern Ireland are facing multimillion-pound debts by the end of March, the outgoing education minister has warned.

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ducation Minister John ODowds approval of merging Little Flower with St Patricks College Bearnageeha

Mother fails in High Court bid over school amalgamation

The mother of a pupil at a north Belfast girls’ school has failed in a High Court bid to stop its planned amalgamation with an all-boys’ college.

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Education minister Peter Weir. 

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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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A little genius

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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