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Multi-million facelift for Londonderry campus

North West Regional College has announced that the Department for the Economy has approved funding to enable its Springtown campus in Londonderry to commence a multi-million redevelopment later this year.

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The scheme could see 200 older teachers retire

Relaunch of early retirement scheme for older teachers

A scheme to offer early retirement to older teachers in order to give opportunities to new graduates has been relaunched.

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Campaign to save ‘Thumper’ train which served NI during Troubles

A fundraising campaign has been launched to ensure it is not the end of the line for a unique train which served Northern Ireland for four decades.

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Laurelhill Community College, Lisburn. Pic by Google

Lisburn principal moves to allay closure fears

The principal of a Lisburn post-primary school has stressed that his school is not at risk of closure or merger.

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Image of protest at Education Authority's headquarters in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter on Thursday

Call for clarity over ‘shambolic’ handling of special school merger plans

The Education Authority has declined to say whether or not plans for a massive shake-up of special schools in Belfast have been taken off the table.

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IN PICTURES: NI schools which could face closure or a merger

A report from the Education Authority (EA) has listed over two dozen schools in Northern Ireland as facing “sustainability issues”, meaning they could face closure or merge with other schools.

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City’s tropical ravine is back after £3.8m refurb

The Tropical Ravine in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens reopened yesterday following a £3.8 million refurbishment.

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Straid Primary School in Straid near Ballyclare, Co Antrim. Google StreetVoew.--

Principal in staunch defence as schools listed for closure or merger

A principal of a school listed as facing “sustainability issues” by the Education Authority in a new report has said small, rural schools are “priceless”.

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A school desk

Pupils should be given information on abortion, Teachers conference hears

Pupils should be given information about abortion in the classroom because many do not discuss it at home, teachers have heard.
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A protest to save special needs schools at Belfast City Hall last week

Weir: unelected decisions second best for schools

A former education minister believes civil servants – not just elected politicians – have the power to shut schools in the absence of elected ministers, even though such a situation is far from ideal.

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Micah Jennings, a pupil at Glenveagh Special School

In minister’s absence, unelected official can shut schools

Amid disquiet over plans to radically change special needs education in Belfast, Stormont’s education department has confirmed that it believes a senior civil servant can decide to close schools in the absence of a minister of education.

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A computer-generated image of how the new SRC Banbridge Campus will look when complete.

Funding approved: New college development a step closer

Southern Regional College’s plan for a campus new build project in Banbridge has moved a step closer after the Department for the Economy approved funding for the multi-million pound development.

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Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog was born in Belfast in 1918.

Library attacked after Herzog event

The Alliance Party, UUP and DUP have circled their wagons around Belfast’s renowned Linen Hall Library after it was subjected to a tirade of sectarian abuse on social media.

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Concerns are voiced over special school merger proposals

Concern has been voiced over moves which would spell the merger of a string of special schools in Belfast.

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Education minister Peter Weir

Change coming among Protestant pupils says ex-minister as Catholic schools dominate league table

Catholic schools are overwhelmingly dominant at the very top of the Province’s A-level league table – but a former education minister has said a cultural shift under way in unionist communities may see this change.

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‘Difficult’ decisions ahead for schools after budgets set out

Northern Ireland’s schools are braced for “difficult” financial decisions after budget summaries were set out by the Department of Education.

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Barry Mulholland

Funding for education ‘should be prioritised’

The head of a body set up to promote the interests of controlled schools has delivered a warning about the budget squeeze affecting schools.

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Syrian refugees who are living in Lisburn and Dunmurry attended the 'Education for All' seminar at South Eastern Regional College.

Local college helping to resettle Syrian refugees

Thirteen Syrian refugee families who have recently settled in Northern Ireland under the Vulnerable Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme attended South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) recent ‘Education for All’ seminar.

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Schools ‘exploiting’ substitute teachers on pay

Schools ‘exploiting’ substitute teachers on pay

A teachers union says it could be prepared to name and shame schools in Northern Ireland which do not pay substitute teachers their proper rate.

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