Correspondence between the Department of Education and Educate Together has revealed tensions over enrolment policies in new schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ongoing tensions between the Department of Education and Educate Together over enrolment policies in new schools are revealed in correspondence obtain(...)

Ibec has called for teachers to get ‘entrepreneurial thinking’ training.  File photograph: Getty Images/Thinkstock

Ibec has called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” so it can be introduced at the earliest stage in young people’s schooling. In(...)

One in eight students attending Ireland’s second-level schools last year was born overseas, figures for the 2014-2015 school year show. Almost 45,000 (...)

Weighing up your options: if you are unfamiliar with the course or college you have been offered, do not accept it until you have fully explored it on Photograph: Thinkstock

Wherever you are in the world, when you log into your CAO file this morning, if you are happy to accept one of the two possible offers on the scree(...)

‘The recognition in the Constitution of the primacy of parents in the education of their children has led to a generalised notion parental choice should dictate the patronage of schools.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The concerns raised by Paul Rowe of Educate Together (Opinion July 15th) regarding the lack of school places are real. Unnecessary stress is caused(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) has drawn up a plan for small rural schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The organisation representing primary school principals has drawn up a plan aimed at tackling the large number of small schools in rural Ireland. The(...)

The State Examinations Commission is reviewing the operation of its “reasonable accommodation” scheme after fresh complaints this year from a number of parents of children with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The State Examinations Commission failed to implement a series of recommendations aimed at making the provision of exam supports for students with spe(...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

A total of 61 parents complained to the Ombudsman last year about the SEC’s decision not to give their child exam support

The State Examinations Commission is to review its policy on the provision of supports for students with special needs after complaints this year from(...)

By popular criteria, a paper is “fair” if it features questions teachers can anticipate and prepare their students for. Educators should hope the exam offers a genuine reflection of students’ talents.   File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

During the tribulations of examination season there are many headlines on themes such as “Students happy with as-expected Leaving Cert Mathematics pap(...)