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Keepers breed blue frog for the first time

Keepers at a zoo are celebrating after breeding a species of blue frog.
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Kayden Fleck, who died on Saturday, was in his first year at Harryville Primary School

Kayden Fleck’s principal: it won’t sink in that he is gone until we see his empty desk

The principal of Harryville Primary School where Kayden Fleck had been a P1 pupil has said his death will not sink in until school resumes and staff and pupils see his empty desk.

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Pupils raise hands in a classroom. Stock image.

Give teachers 5% pay raise, principals’ group says

A body representing school principals is calling for a 5% increase in teachers’ pay to be funded by the UK government.

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Lecturers to go on strike over changes to pensions

Lecturers to go on strike over changes to pensions

Lecturers at Ulster University and Queen's will begin strike action on February 22.

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The Sky At Night filming at Queen's University. Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

TV crew in Belfast to get to the bottom of out-of-this-world mystery

A TV crew from one of the UK’s most famous shows visited Queen’s University this week to get to the bottom of an out-of-this-world mystery.

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Sinn Fein leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill joins Irish language act campaigners, including pupils from Irish-medium schools across Northern Ireland, take part in a protest at Stormont parliament buildings in Belfast, ahead of their meeting with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley

Irish language pupils stage protest at Stormont

Pupils from Irish language schools have demonstrated at Stormont ahead of a meeting between campaigners and the Northern Ireland Secretary.

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Professor Ian Greer

Queen’s University Appoints New Vice-Chancellor

Professor Ian Greer has been announced as the next President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast.
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The school's tweet about Martina Anderson

Criticism grows over school’s SF role model

A school which named Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson, a convicted IRA bomber, as its “past pupil of the day” has faced further criticism after failing to remove the online message.

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Rosemary Barton MLA

‘Anger’ as 632 school budgets turned down

The decision to refuse budget plans of over 630 schools has sparked “anger and bewilderment” among many principals, an Ulster Unionist MLA has said.

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Republicans taking part in the Saoradh Easter commemoration march from the Bogside in Londonderry to the City Cemetery in 2017

Republicans to meet principal over PSNI ‘gunmen’ invited to school

A dissident republican political grouping in Newry has described a PSNI visit to a secondary school in the city as “outrageous” and said it will be meeting the principal to express their concern that “gunmen” were allowed on to the premises.

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The number of pupils suspended fell slightly from the previous year

NI schools suspended 4,000 pupils last year

More than 4,000 pupils were suspended from school at least once last year, more than three-quarters of whom were boys.

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A lollipop lady at Orangefield Primary School in east Belfast that was open on Wednesday

Closing schools for bad weather not an open and shut case: principal

A Belfast principal who opened his school during Wednesday’s adverse weather has said it was not an easy decision to make.

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St Teresa's Primary School principal, Eunan Kearney pictured in the school carpark where the school bus has difficulty getting parked at times due to parents taking up the designated bus space. INLM02-201.

School children’s lives put at risk

A Lurgan primary school principal has warned that children’s lives could be at risk because of dangerous parking by some parents and carers.

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The change affects pupils sitting the exam this year and next year

Computer exam leak ‘unfair advantage’ risk

Hundreds of Northern Ireland pupils will have their GCSE computer science coursework marks discounted to prevent “unfair advantage” after an online breach.

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The new Foyle College campus on the Limavady Road in Londonderry

Old meets new as 400-years-old Foyle College begins move

The oldest school in Londonderry has moved into the city’s newest school building, marking the first time in four centuries that Foyle College has left the cityside.

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Foyle College prepares for move to Waterside

Foyle College prepares for move to Waterside

One of only four seventeenth century schools in Northern Ireland will make an historic move from Londonderry’s cityside to the opposite bank of the River Foyle on Monday.

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Artists impression of the new Southern Regional College campus in Craigavon

Southern Regional College submits plans for new £45m Craigavon campus

Plans for a new £45m state-of-the-art Southern Regional College (SRC) campus at Craigavon Lakes have been submitted to Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

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The news 11m teaching block at Ulster University, Magee

New £11m Ulster University teaching block to open in weeks

The new £11m teaching block at Ulster University's Magee campus will open within weeks, with the first student classes to commence in late January 2018.
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File photo dated 2/9/2013 of Northern Irish-born poet Paul Muldoon who has been named the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2017.

'Erudite, witty and musical' Paul Muldoon wins Queen's gold medal for poetry

Northern Irish-born poet Paul Muldoon has been named the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2017.

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P2 pupils at Euston Street Primary School Aaliyah and Eva who played the roles of Mary and the narrator in the nativity

Behind the scenes of the greatest story ever told

It’s that time of year when parents move heaven and earth to ensure they are in a prime position to watch with pride as their children sing their hearts out at school nativities across the Province.

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