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‘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.

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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.

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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.

Education
John Veighey, Sammy McAuley and Aaron Curragh who feature tonight in True North: Jobs for the Boys

Back to school to try to find jobs for east Belfast boys

A new BBC Northern Ireland documentary will follow three young men from east Belfast as they return to the classroom to boost their chances of getting a job.

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Wallace High pupils enjoying the Rainbow Rampage colour run fundraiser.

WATCH: ‘Rainbow Rampage’ raises £7,000 for cancer charity

A colourful fundraising event held by pupils at Wallace High School in Lisburn has raised the incredible total of £7,000 for Cancer Fund for Children.

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Avril Hall Callaghan

Suspension of early retirement scheme leaves teachers ‘reeling’, say UTU

A scheme to replace older teaching staff with newly-qualified teachers has been suspended, leaving teachers ‘reeling’ according to a trade union.

Education
DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds has called for an audit over funding for the Irish language

£171m public funds for Irish in past five years, says DUP

The DUP has demanded a detailed audit into funding for the Irish language, claiming it has received more than £171m in public money in five years.

Education
Robert McCartney in 2009

Combined transfer test like ‘mixing oil and vinegar’

A pro-grammar school advocate has called into question efforts to create a single unified transfer test for Northern Irish pupils.

Education
A single inferior transfer test could be adopted rather than the respected AQE test

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.

Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
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.

Education
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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Stormont

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. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

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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