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    Minister for Education

    Minister for Education

    Education is in the news this morning...there are more young people completing their Leaving Cert than ever before...but details of a tax refund scheme reveal again the difference in opportunity between affluent schools in Dublin and the rest of the country. When Ruairí Quinn became Minister, he pledged to tackle many of the issues that have plagued primary and secondary schools...patronage was top of his agenda and underperforming teachers are now also in his sights. But facing the combined strength of the teacher unions and the Catholic Church, progress is not easy. Minister Ruairí Quinn joined Sean in studio today.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0203/501901-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-3-february-2014/?clipid=1409113
    The Changing Nature of Education

    The Changing Nature of Education

    The growing volume of online educational content available to learners of all ages at all levels of formal education and outside of them, is transforming the very nature of what we perceive education to be.  In some primary and second level schools, textbooks are being replaced by tablets onto which students download all of the materials that they are using across all their subject areas but one of the factors constraining the growth of on-line content for school children is the fact that although all school books are VAT free,  electronic downloads of school books are subject to 23%VAT. When ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/1123/488613-marian-finucane-saturday-23-november-2013/?clipid=1361868
    Education/CAO

    Education/CAO

        Surprising as it may seem the college application process for students looking to start college in September 2014 is already underway with many colleges running open days over the next few weekends.  Over the next three months, 77,000 people will apply through the CAO for places in Universities, Institutes of Technology and Private Colleges.  Brian Mooney talks to Sean.      

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1107/485130-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-7-november-2013/?clipid=1349718
    Liveline Wednesday 7 August 2013

    Liveline Wednesday 7 August 2013

    WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES Have you got a story to tell? An issue you want to air publicly? If you’d like to talk to Joe on-air about an issue that concerns you then we want to hear from you. You can email the programme at any time to joe@rte.ie, call the office at 01 208 3263 / 2984 / 2980 or 3438 (or out of office hours and leave a message) or on 1850 715 815, Monday to Friday from 12.30pm – 3.15pm. All topics are considered and all calls are welcome

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0807/466900-liveline-wednesday-7-august-2013/

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