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Irish Times: Thousands of students are expected to make final changes to their college choices over the coming days ahead of the CAO’s “deadline day”. As many as half of all Leaving Cert students now use the Central Applications Office’s change-of-mind facility which closes at 5.15pm on Saturday to add, remove or reorder their choices. Read article

Irish Examiner: A new campaign is being launched today to encourage public sector workers to vote against ‘Lansdowne Road II’. The new public-sector pay deal, which will be voted on over the next two months, has so far received a mixed reaction. Read article.

 

 

Irish Independent: There was no excuse for melancholy among Leaving Certificate Music students as they left exam halls yesterday, as all composition questions were in a major key, according to teacher Siofra Cox. Read article

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Lansdowne Road Agreement

Irish Independent: An "increasing lack of predictability" with the Leaving Certificate higher level economics paper in recent years continues, according to Máiréad O'Sullivan of the Business Studies Teachers Association (BSTAI). Ms O'Sullivan, a teacher at Glenstal Abbey, Co Limerick, said all in all it was a "balanced, but challenging" paper. Read article

Irish Independent: Computer Science will be introduced as an optional Leaving Certificate subject from 2018 onwards, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has announced. Read article

Irish Independent: Two "fair" papers that offered students a good choice of questions was how teacher Kenneth O'Dea described the higher and ordinary level Leaving Certificate Chemistry exams. Read article

Irish Times: Leaving Cert students who have been following the news recently should have had little difficulty with a question on rising property prices in the accounting exam. Read article

 The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., today launched the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 Action Plan 2017.

Irish Independent: Rote learning lots of sentences on different topics in the hope they would be of use in the written expression questions would not have worked for candidates sitting the Leaving Certificate higher level German Paper yesterday, according to teacher Fiona Healy. Read article

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