Elementary: While Chemistry and Physics have relatively high failure rates, those with an aptitude for these subjects can score high grades

Maths Last year, examiners and teachers watched nervously as the controversial Project Maths syllabus faced its first real test. This year, the syllab(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Sent back to her old job by the CSPE exam.

A mix of wordy and nonwordy questions were laid out for Junior Certs yesterday in the second year of a Maths Paper II exam drawn from the new Project (...)

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Recent poetic interventions on RTÉ Radio 1 to celebrate the One City One Book programme are likely to have intrigued and beguiled listeners. Readers o(...)

On the curriculum: The many faces of history: President John F Kennedy at Áras an Uachtaráin, 1963 with President de Valera

Junior-cycle reform remains a contentious topic. For many history teachers it represents a threat to the subject they love. Some have voiced co(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn addressing delegates at the ASTI conference in Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The main union for secondary teachers has made a fresh appeal to the Minister for Education to retain some form of State examination as part of(...)

Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)

General secretary John MacGabhann said the TUI  remained fearful that “lasting damage” could be caused to the education system and individual students by the changes. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The Department of Education and teacher unions remain on collision course over planned Junior Cert reforms as talks aimed at addressing teachers’ conc(...)

If I could change one thing I would steer our second-level system away from the current one, where CAO points are the exclusive route to third-level e(...)

Will 2014 be DIT’s year?

1 Teacher strikes loom As the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) hangs tough, a lot is riding on the latest ballot on a different ver(...)

Parents can take much satisfaction from last week’s international comparisons of how 15 year-olds in 34 countries, including Ireland, are doing in the(...)