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Hand to mouth: Northern Ireland’s poverty outlook
Employment is no guarantee against poverty, and lack of qualifications makes things harder still. A new Joseph Rowntree Foundation report shows Northern Ireland is not well equipped to tackle this issue.
Making the Global Goals relevant for citizens
Scope talks with the Northern Ireland Environment Link about their plans to improve awareness and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Fostering confidence: the importance of education in care
The children’s care system has always faced an uphill battle but nowadays there is plenty of cause for positivity. Scope talks to the Fostering Network about ongoing reform and successful initiatives.
How digital technology can help unite a divided society
Professor Roger Austin from Ulster University tells Scope how online interactions can be a huge help to shared education - and allow the educational model, designed to help heal social rifts and increase educational choice, to flourish.
Shared Education - inclusive and practical
In the latest in our series on education, Scope speaks with Prof. Joanne Hughes from QUB's Centre for Shared Education, about how sharing can offer practical positives for our local system in a number of ways.
Another fudge for Integrated Education
Integration is an oversubscribed aspect of our education system but continually faces barriers to growth. The burial of a new, independent and departmentally-commissioned report is just the latest example.
Troubles with bubbles
Joe Kenny - @j0ekenny - writes about his experience of being blind and going through Northern Ireland’s education system, and then onto college, in the 80s and 90s.
Sight loss and schooling - an afterthought
In the latest article in our series on education, we look at how the system helps - or, rather, does not really help - people with sight loss.
Sex education in schools – it’s not about sex
Scope speaks with the Family Planning Association about how and why they think local sex education – or, rather, relationship and sexuality education – is inadequate.
Debate of the Week: Middletown Centre for Autism
This week’s look at Stormont touches on autism provision – something of which there is a serious shortfall in NI.
Integral to the future - integrated education, a choice for everyone
In the first of our big series on education in Northern Ireland, Scope talks to the Integrated Education Fund about their vision for schools.
Debate of the Week: NSMC and education
The latest Debate of the Week is a Brexit-infused look at a recent meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council.
Education - the discussion begins
Scope is planning a series of articles on any and all aspects of our education system - and we want to hear from you.
Consistency needed for children whose lives lack just that
Last month saw horrific revelations concerning separated children within Northern Ireland. Scope hears how implementation of already-passed legislation could make huge improvements.