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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.

Education

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.

Education
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.
Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
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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Review granted over Irish language school relocation

Review granted over Irish language school relocation

A legal bid to relocate an Irish language primary school from its current 115-year-old building in west Belfast has cleared the first stage at the High Court.

Crime
Almost three-quarters of secondary schools in the UK use surveillance software.

Surveillance software installed on secondary school pupils’ own devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

Education
Noelle Buick, chief inspector at the Education and Training Inspectorate

Recruiting enough primary school principals ‘quite a challenge’

It is proving tough to recruit the numbers of primary principals required in the Province, leading to an “instability in leadership” for some schools according to Northern Ireland’s top inspector.

Education
Stormont

‘No more money’ to boost teachers’ wages, Stormont minister says

Stormont’s Education Minister has said he has “no more money” to boost teachers’ wages.

Education
Something as simple as reading to young children for a few minutes each day can transform their future lives

How 10 minutes reading to children each night can transform their prospects

Did you realise that reading to your child for just ten minutes a night from two years old can put them a full academic year ahead by the time they actually reach Primary School?

Education
Differences over the Irish language between Sinn Fein and the DUP have been highlighted again

DUP defends decision to scrap Irish correspondence from education department

The DUP has defended the education minister’s decision to stop the translation of correspondence from his department, after the party was accused of “hating” the Irish language.

Education
Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

Bomb squad deal with potentially ‘explosive’ chemical at Lurgan school

A controlled explosion was carried out after a Lurgan school called in the PSNI to deal with a dangerous chemical.

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A classroom

First wave of rolling teachers strike announced

The NASUWT, has announced the schools which will be involved in the first wave of the planned programme of rolling strikes which will take place this month.

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The book deals with Orangefield Boys School from 1957 until it became a co-educational school in 1990

Pupils from same Belfast school ... one joined UVF, one INLA

A former secondary school in east Belfast was attended by two of the Troubles’ best-known protagonists, taking up positions on opposite sides of the political divide.

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