Scientist Ed Curry with artist Ceara Conway and teacher Ger Power in Scoil Chuimín & Caitríona, Oughterard, Co Galway.

Placing creativity at the heart of teaching is a holy grail for educators. The conference Opening the Door to Creative Teaching and Learning, hoste(...)

Concern about the use of data collected by schools for the Primary Online Database, particularly the long-term retention of pupils’ PPS numbers, continues.

Concern about the use of data collected by schools for the Primary Online Database, particularly the long-term retention of pupils’ PPS numbers, co(...)

New year, and a new life beckons. But this post-Christmas period means competing demands for attention from Leaving Cert students and their parents. T(...)

The Irish Times Feeder Schools is published with the paper today. A 12-page print supplement with full tables of county-by-county, school-by-school(...)

Values, Money and Me is a new free online teaching resource to help primary-school pupils explore practical and emotional issues around managing money

The junior school at CBC Monkstown Park in Dublin has been pulled back from the brink of closure. A meeting last month announced the small (under 100 (...)

UrAbility founder James Northridge with his Dragons Den investor Barry O’ Sullivan. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

nVoting for no schoolAnother election, another day lost in education. So, this year’s local and European elections will probably see well over a thou(...)

MR. MARTIN CULLEN T.D. MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PICTURED DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, YESTERDAY. PHOTOGRAPH:CYRIL BYRNE

Open up Whatever happened to openness and transparency? Minister for Education Ruairí Qu(...)

Elese Doyle from Ballyduff National School, Co Wexford, Naoise Clarke-Carr from Ratoath Junior National School, Co Meath and Ashling Crawte from Ballyduff National School, Co. Wexford, winners in the  Sightsavers Junior Painter Competition

n Mini-artists and their families piled into the Science Gallery in Dublin last week for(...)

Chalk Talk

Points set to rise againThe demand for third-level places is up again this year. By the first CAO closing date, on February 1st, 73,053 applications h(...)

Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid; Prof Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway and  Marie Mullen, Druid at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin  for the launch of the Druid Academy

nDruid goes to collegeNUIG is further capitalising on its role in theatre and drama education, cementing its relationship with Galway’s Druid Theatre,(...)