The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said existing employment terms should be renegotiated to make them “more fit-for-purpose, setting out the rights and obligations of teachers and their employers”. Photograph: David Sleator

A new contract for teachers that makes professional development an integral part of the job rather than an added “chore” has been sought by secondary(...)

Niamh Donnelly from  Leopardstown is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly on getting her Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Students seeking to enter third level education should do the course they have the capacity for and not one solely dicated by the CAO points they achi(...)

The increased uptake in students taking higher level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has been welcomed by educational(...)

A new  survey conducted by Amárach Research has found that almost a third of parents  rarely or never monitor their children’s internet use at home. Photograph: iStockphoto

Parents are checking their children’s online behaviour less frequently, a new survey suggests, with almost a third of respondents saying they monit(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: Unions mandated for strike before Minister announced a compromise plan on Junior Cert assessment. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Teachers’ unions are coming under pressure from school principals to rethink their opposition to junior-cycle reforms a week ahead of planned strike a(...)

Second level teachers from Newpark Comprehensive school in Dublin protest the proposed changes to the Junior Cycle programme. A 2008 OECD study showed the percentage of Irish teachers who had received an appraisal of their teaching was the lowest of 24 countries surveyed. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Department of Education says it has no intention of conducting regular performance reviews of teachers and principals, despite admitting in intern(...)

Ruairí Quinn and John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You have to say John Walshe has a great sense of timing. He hops from journalism into a plum job for Ruairí Quinn, and then, with indecent haste, b(...)

Clive Byrne has been elected to lead the European School Heads Association (ESHA) for the next two years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The director of Ireland’s representative body for secondary school principals has taken over as president of its European head organisation.Clive Byrn(...)

Clive Byrne, director of National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said principals had been asked to make “guesstimates”.

A third of post-primary schools have failed to return questionnaires designed to help allocate resources for special education needs from next Sept(...)

Facebook’s Simon Milner, MEP Seán Kelly MEP, special rapporteur on child protection Geoffrey Shannon and Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The best ways to stop the “disturbing” trend of cyberbullying were discussed at a major conference in Dublin yesterday. The head of global safety out(...)