More than 50,000 Leaving Cert students are receiving their course offers today from the CAO. Joe Humphreys, Education Correspondent from the Irish Times is with Sean to look at what courses are the big movers this year.
This morning over 54,000 students will be heading off to their schools throughout the country to receive their Leaving Certificate results. The grades they achieve will determine the further and higher education options which they may be offered in the coming days. Valerie Cox was in Ballyfermot to talk to some students there and in studio, Keelin was joined by Brian Mooney, Irish Times education columnist.
Those considering a place in college in September have until Tuesday next 1st July to amend or add to their CAO choices as we discussed Monday with Irish Times education analyst Brian Mooney. This morning we are going to look at the other options which students can consider and Brian joined us again this morning.
One in four children learns differently. In other words, they have special needs but how can they be sure to get the support they need in school. A working group headed by members of the National Council for Special Education – and the report and its proposals have been published. Paddy O’Gorman met up Niamh Hyland, whose nine year old son is in receipt of special education help within a mainstream school and joining Keelin in studio was Mary Byrne, from the National Council for Special Education to talk about the report and how special education for children could be ...
It is the week of the Teachers' Conferences - the most gruelling time of the year in many ways for the Education Minister of the day. After facing the "ironic applause" and heckling at the ASTI conference, Minister Ruairi Quinn spoke to Sean on why he wants future teachers to take Higher Level Maths at Leaving Cert level, Junior Cert reform and other issues. Pat King, General Secretary of the ASTI also spoke to Sean about why delegates gave such a reception to the Minister.