Universities and institutes of technology have recently come into the crosshairs of critical politicians
Not so long ago there was real anxiety Irish students were falling behind others
Schools with significantly falling numbers can have grossly inflated progression rates
Opinion: Stem subjects are crucial - but who’s going to teach them in our classrooms?
Analysis: We have plenty of teachers – but they are qualified for the wrong subjects
Fears mount that reform of special needs assistant scheme a cover for cost-cutting
Opinion: Students want to be stimulated with hands-on approaches to learning
Eurostat to determine if university borrowing should be on exchequer balance sheet
Move to ease pay caps could lead to pressure for higher salaries in top tier of public sector
Investigation vindicates Leona O’Callaghan who discovered UL misuse of public money
Parents and students finally have formal process to make complaints about teachers
Opinion: Sensible fees regime needed if universities are to compete in global marketplace
Analysis: Modernising religion rules will – belatedly – help respect rights of all pupils
While 1,300 extra teaching posts are due next year, 550 of them will simply keep pace with demographic growth
Budget 2018: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil both want credit for reducing pupil-teacher ratio
Heavily standardised curriculum at second level is failing students and teachers
Issues surrounding the funding of higher education explained . . .
Opinion: We must ensure quality and quantity of our teaching profession is enhanced
Opinion: Intensive modern education system should look to ‘slow’ model of learning
Analysis: Retention of two-tier pay structure remains an issue for teaching unions
Opinion: We need to get serious about physical education to tackle childhood obesity
Points have gone up for courses linked to growing economy
Education system lags far behind ambitions to make Ireland a technology powerhouse
It is a valuable alternative to the regular exam. Yet, numbers competing it are falling
New grading system and CAO points structure may cause confusion
UCC president Patrick O’Shea reports 40% rise in international applications to the university
Analysis: State is playing catch-up in education policy after years of neglect
Opinion: State-backed community national schools are moving in the right direction
Recovery in property has driven demand for places in architecture and construction
Analysis: INTO must decide whether to accept majority decision of union movement
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