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NI teacher loses High Court challenge

A school teacher has lost a High Court challenge to a scheme aimed to securing up to 120 jobs for newly-qualified members of the profession in Northern Ireland.

Crime
Larne teenager is Ulster’s top student

Larne teenager is Ulster’s top student

Larne teenager David Byrne is Northern Ireland’s top student, according to examining body CEA.

Education
Queen's University Belfast. Picture: Diane Magill

Wilson slams Queen’s over plans to ditch investment in fossil fuels

Queen’s University (QUB) has been accused of “taking the cowardly way out” when faced with pressure to stop investing its pension fund in fossil fuels.

Education
Teachers from the NASUWT take part in a one-day strike in November last year as part of a dispute over pay and workload

Teachers’ action on pay damaging pupils’ education: Wilson

Teachers’ unions in Northern Ireland must cease their industrial action or risk damaging children’s education, a DUP candidate has warned.

Education
The Duchess of Cornwall meets Primary 1 children in Dromore Central Primary School in Dromore Village in County Down, during her visit to Northern Ireland.

Camilla impressed by reading and writing lessons on school visit

The Duchess of Cornwall joked she had never seen better behaved children as she officially opened a school in Northern Ireland.
News
College to move ahead with ‘new build’plans

College to move ahead with ‘new build’plans

Plans for a ‘new build’ of the Northern Regional College campus in Ballymena have taken a giant step forward, it has been revealed.

Education
Queen’s University has found a brilliant way of highlighting world famine

Queen’s University has found a brilliant way of highlighting world famine

A ‘hunger banquet’ has been organised at Queen’s University to highlight the millions of lives threatened by famine.

Education
Stock classroom image. Dozens of schools with 'sustainability issues' have been identified by the Education Authority in their 2017/18 action plan

IN FULL: Schools at risk of closure across Northern Ireland

Dozens of schools across Northern Ireland are facing ‘sustainability issues’ and may be in line for closure or amalgamation with other schools, according to a new action plan published by the Education Authority (EA).

Education
Arlene Foster

Irish language campaigners 'get good hearing from Arlene Foster'

Irish language activists received a good hearing from DUP leader Arlene Foster during a meeting on Thursday, campaigners said.

Politics
DUP leader Arlene Foster speaks to members of the media following a meeting with a delegation of Irish language speakers at Our Lady's Grammar School in Newry

Gaeilge lesson in language appreciation for Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster was left feeling “uplifted” after meeting Irish language pupils in Co Down.

Education
UTU General Secretary Avril Hall-Callaghan

Parents and governors ‘must have final say’ on unisex toilets in NI schools

The introduction of unisex toilets in Northern Ireland’s school should only go ahead if parents and school governors are in full agreement, a teachers’ union has said.

Education
Michael McGimpsey, former culture and health minister, in 2011

‘Public services in crisis as SF pushes Irish language’

A unionist grandee has condemned as “absolutely irresponsible” the fact that an Irish Language Act is holding up the formation of government at a time when the Province’s public services are in “very, very serious trouble”.

Education
Ulster parents discuss pros and cons of taking holidays during term-time

Ulster parents discuss pros and cons of taking holidays during term-time

In light of the Supreme Court ruling that Northern Ireland dad Jon Platt was wrong to take his daughter to Disney World during term time, the News Letter sought the opinions of some local parents.

Education

Northern Ireland dad who took daughter to Disney World during term-time loses court battle

A father from Northern Ireland has said he is “not at all surprised” to have lost a Supreme Court battle over taking his daughter on holiday during school term-time.

Education
The DUP's Brenda Hale

Three ex-MLAs get jobs on Education Authority

Four unionists and four nationalists or republicans have been appointed to the Province’s panel for running the school system.

Education
Books

Top 20 books you claim to have read (but probably haven't)

Four in ten of us claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends.

News
Tony McLaughlin

‘Beloved’ principal Tony passes away

Tributes have been paid following the death of Londonderry primary school principal, Tony McLaughlin, on Sunday.

Education
Members of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) with staff and pupils from Gaelscoil An Tsli Dala in Co Laois

Unionists query ‘absurd’ £19m cost of Irish language act for NI

Unionists have branded projected costs for an Irish language act “absurd” and accused Sinn Fein of having “poisoned the well” over the debate.

News
Henry Miskmmin, 14, was put in 'isolation' by Enniskillen Royal Grammar School for this haircut, his Mum Sandra said.

Henry put in ‘isolation’ by school over haircut

The mother of a boy disciplined at a Co Fermanagh grammar school for his choice of haircut, a traditional short, back and sides, has criticised the school’s “1900s style” approach.

Education
Two-weight world boxing champion Carl Frampton was among those who received an honorary degree

Frampton and Firth claim another title

Carl Frampton and Bethany Firth are among those from the worlds of sport, business, science and the arts who have received honorary degrees from Queen’s University.

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