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Junior entrepreneurs encouraged to start real businesses in the classroom

Primary schools have one week to sign up classes to take part in this year’s programme Primary school pupils from St Patrick’s primary school in Augher, Co Tyrone, present their entry in last year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Photograph: Jerry Kennelly/JEP A few years ago entrepreneur and multimillionaire Jerry Kennelly had the bright idea of using the school classroom to help nurture the business people of tomorrow. He had worked with students in colleges and second level ...

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Left handed children do not need to struggle at school any more

Lefties face extra challenges learning to write but key supports can aid their development Some left-handed children can develop a “hooked” wrist posture when writing, so some teachers and therapists may use a slant board to write on. Photo: iStock Citóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or deviance –as leftness derives from the Latin word “sinister”, meaning on the left-hand side ...

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Campaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today (17th September 2018) launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of foreign languages and announced new funding for teacher upskilling and school language exchanges. The campaign is aimed at school principals, teachers, guidance counsellors, parents, students and higher level institutions ...

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Dyscalculia Why maths doesn t add up for some of us

Many suffer from dyscalculia, a problem as common as dyslexia but seldom diagnosed“Kids who can’t learn arithmetic are regarded as being stupid. But they’re not – they’ve got this rather selective deficit,” says Brian Butterworth, professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London ...

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EUR 11.9 billion Investment in Education as part of Project Ireland 2040

70% increase in school building budget Capital investment in Higher Education to be almost trebled First dedicated capital budget for Further Education and Training The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D., the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan T ...

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Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Child Care Costs To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on the findings of a report (); and if she will make a statement on the matter.[36909/18] Regina Doherty(Meath East, Fine Gael) I note the report referred to by the Deputy. Government policy is to provide additional supports for parents and their children through increased services rather than increased cash transfers ...

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