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Youth conference hears that creative thinking is increasingly vital for young people and wider society. File photograph: Getty

A new “artist residency programme” is to be established in schools to give students a chance to work on creative projects with established painters, d(...)

Andreas Schleicher, head of education for the OECD, says Ireland’s education system is based on a 20th century model of learning. Photograph: Marco Illuminati

Ireland’s education system is based on a 20th century model of learning and needs to modernise to avoid producing “second-class robots” in a world of (...)

Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s director for education: Ireland’s education system ‘is quite industrial in its outlook and its design. Students get taught one curriculum.’ Photograph: Marco Illuminati/OECD

The most influential person in Irish education doesn’t teach in an Irish school, doesn’t hold elected office and isn’t an official in the Department o(...)

Students in Ireland are the best performers in maths across primary and second level in the EU. Photograph: iStock

If an end-of-year report card was being issued to Ireland following the latest international survey of maths and science performance at school, it mig(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said it was her firm intention’ for the conventional Leaving Cert exams to be held in 2021. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Secondary students are feeling “unrelenting pressure” as a result of constant testing from teachers who say the results may determine their Leaving Ce(...)

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has not made any alterations to his squad for the trip to Finland. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An Ireland player who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday night and was then negative when retested on Monday, has returned another positive result(...)

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. Image: iStock.

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. An intern(...)

 Students and primary and post-primary teachers will have to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot be maintained. Photograph: iStock

Every year for as long as Pricewatch can remember, we have devoted at least one page each summer to back-to-school issues. This summer, parents and sc(...)

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer speaks in the National Assembly on July 16th, in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

France’s government, students, teachers and parents agree on one point: 2019-2020 has been a lost school year. Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer(...)

Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

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