Irish ballerina Therese Schweppe, who runs a ballet school in London called Regal Ballet, with some of her pupils at St Christina’s School in St John’s Wood, North London.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

The entrance hall to St Christina’s Catholic primary school in St John’s Wood in North London is bustling shortly after 3pm as parents come to collect(...)

As the the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams kick off from June 3rd, thousands of students are making last minute preparations for the state exa(...)

Second-level teachers have already staged two days of strike action in protest at the Governent’s proposed changes to the junior cycle

The dispute over the Government’s junior cycle reform will continue into next year if the Minister for Education persists in her intention to move ahe(...)

Real change across junior cycle will begin by changing what happens at the end of junior cycle, the NCCA says. But teacher unions are opposed to current reform plans. Above, members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike late last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a frequently heard reference in education about assessment being the tail that wags the curriculum dog. Judging by the number of column inc(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the plan is to roll out the Junior Cert proposals very gradually. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said there will be no further movement from her Department on Junior Cert reform following fresh threats of (...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers protesting changes to the Junior Certificate are “ready for the long haul” following a first day-long strike unions say attracted significant(...)

Teachers protest outside Belvedere College in north Dublin. Protesters say they are  unhappy at the lack of direction from the Department of Education over what the Junior Cert reforms might entail. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy/The Irish Times 2:42

Teachers are being put in an “invidious” position in order to implement unjust proposals on their students’ education, according to educators protesti(...)

Teachers held a lunchtime protest to highlight concerns about the proposed Junior Cycle outside Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock in March this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

At least 10 per cent of teachers of English have not completed training for the Junior Certificate reforms ahead of the rollout due to start in Septem(...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn it was “difficult to continue talking” over the din but the “small but loud minority” was entitled to protest at yesterday’s ASTI conference. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has played down the controversy over the reception he received at the ASTI conference yesterday, saying it (...)