Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: the Joint Managerial Body has called on her to revert to the pre-October 2012 NCCA Framework for the junior cycle for a five-year period. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

School managers say Junior Cert exam should be retained for trial period

Classroom data: ESRI study says mixed-age classes can have a negative impact on primary-school girls. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Girls taught with older children had lower reading and maths test scores

The latest QS rankings, one of the big three international league tables, shows Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s top university although it dropped from joint 61st place to joint 71st.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TCD drops from 61st to 71st, UCD unchanged at 139th

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan told ‘The Irish Times’ private schools funding “will feature in budgetary discussions”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Seven private schools in dicussions with Department of Education

Jan O’Sullivan: ‘What happened with the introduction of free fees is that it has increased participation in general but it hasn’t got rid of the inequality in terms of participation levels.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The new Minister for Education only has about 18 months to prove herself. There is steel and no small amount of cunning behind J(...)

Up to 10 community workers will have their fees for the BA in housing and community studies paid under the scheme, which is being funded by an anonymous donor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Agency sets up new BA in housing and community studies

DCU said students only needed to show evidence of a SUSI application to register. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Majority of 100,000 applicants to SUSI system to learn fate next month

Simon Harris, Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plato may be inherently unfashionable but his ideas on compulsory national service and ‘moral’ education remain important

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