Michael Moriarty, general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland, said Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan had made “significant concessions”. Photograph: Maura Hickey 2:42

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(...)

Financially troubled Protestant schools are to benefit from an increase of almost 4 per cent in a special grant for low-income students, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivanhas said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Financially troubled Protestant schools are to benefit from an increase of almost 4 per cent in a special grant for low-income students.The Protestant(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: the Joint Managerial Body has called on her to revert to the pre-October 2012 NCCA Framework for the junior cycle for a five-year period. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Secondary school managers are urging Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to scale down the extent of her junior cycle reforms as the threat of strik(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan told ‘The Irish Times’ private schools funding “will feature in budgetary discussions”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Seven fee-paying schools are in discussions with the Department of Education about abandoning “private” status amid renewed claims the Government’s dr(...)

The Joint Managerial Body (JMB) said the 15 per cent cut in supports since 2010 for pupils with special educational needs was affecting the quality of education for all children. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Schools are at “breaking point” over the competing demands of parents and the Department of Education on providing for special educational needs, acco(...)

The Government has been accused of  starving schools of resources, implementing cuts ‘by stealth’ and depriving this generation of “cutback kids” of an adequate education.

The government is starving schools of resources, implementing cuts “by stealth” and depriving this generation of “cutback kids” of an adequate educati(...)

Busy week: Tony Lee. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

MONDAY After some lighthearted banter with early-rising students at the school breakfast club, I (...)