Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. A study has found that the majority of Leaving Certs students back the Minister’s plans for exam reforms. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert students are keener on the idea of school-based assessment than their Junior Cert counterparts, according to a survey of teenagers who ar(...)

Michael Moriarty, general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland, said Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan had made “significant concessions”. Photograph: Maura Hickey

More than 730 schools are closed today as secondary teachers across the State strike over a junior cycle reform plan.The action is affecting the 333,1(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said today she cannot grant any more concessions to teachers on proposed reforms to junior cycle exam procedures. Photograph: Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she cannot grant any further concessions in junior cycle negotiations with teachers, paving the way for(...)

Dáil na nÓg 2013, where 200 delegates aged between 12 and 17 took part in a discussion about how sex education should be delivered

A big response from readers followed last week’s Sex Talk articles. This is a small selection of comments from students who had been interviewed fo(...)