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Parents and students are being urged to look at ways they can reduce their back to school and back to college costs. Buying second hand books, considering ‘digs’ for accommodation and other measures can be used to try and ease the financial burden.   It’s emerged today that parents of…

A number of schools in the region will benefit from the Department of Education’s Summer Works Scheme. The scheme provides for major improvements and will provide for mechanical, sanitation and roof upgrades. The schools in Sligo include Cloghogue National School in Castlebaldwin; Naomh Iosef, Templeboy; Scoil Ursula, Strandhill Road, Sligo;…

Delegates at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress in Cork have passed a motion from the Leitrim branch of the union calling for the arrangements for providing the HPV cervical anti-cancer vaccine in second-level schools to be looked into. Sean Wynne, a teacher in Drumshanbo Vocational School whose daughter suffered…

There are now fears that school bus services in the North West will be hit next as a result of planned cuts at Bus Eireann. Siptu are holding a meeting with Bus Eireann at the workplace relations commission this Friday and if they are not happy with the outcome school…

Almost two million euro is to be invested in computers and Information Communication Technology in primary and secondary schools in the North West. It’s part of funding of 30 million euro which was announced this week by the minister for education Richard Bruton for schools around the country. €709,000 is…

A Catholic bishop says parents have a key role to play in any decisions on the teaching of religion in primary schools. Bishop Kevin Doran, of the Diocese of Elphin, was responding to proposals from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment that would see religious education no longer part…

Students could get more of a say in how their secondary school is run. A new bill being put forward has outlined how young people could possibly sit on the board of management. The proposals would also force schools to give parents and students performance updates. Education Editor with the…