LearnChinese.ie is hiring teachers directly from China to teach Mandarin in Irish children . Pictured are (from left) O’Donovan girls Alexandra (9), Claudia (5), Teacher YuSyuan Chen and Allegra (7). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chinese is the most-spoken language in the world, but its presence in Irish education has generally been peripheral. From September 2020, however, th(...)

The  trade union Fórsa  said on Monday that an offer put forward by the Department of Education was “insulting”. Photograph: iStock

School secretaries are to stage a one -day strike in early January as part of a resumed campaign of industrial action over a controversial two tier pa(...)

Secondary school managers have warned the Department of Education that time-tabling meetings during class time will lead to a ‘staggering’ loss of teaching hours. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of secondary school students are losing out on tuition time due to an escalating dispute over whether teachers’ professional collaboration m(...)

Transition year students at a Languages Connect event at the Convention Centre in Dublin. File photo.

Secondary-school students from Polish, Lithuanian and Brazilian families are being supported to hold on to their mother tongues with new State-funded (...)

Total cost of the State’s contribution to redress for survivors of residential institutions is likely to be in the region of €1.5bn.

The State has reached a milestone in securing church assets to cover the cost of abuse redress after the Christian Brothers fulfilled its pledge to co(...)

Until recently, official recruitment and appointment procedures did not allow  job interviews to take place using video conferencing. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Schools have been given the green light to conduct job interviews with teachers in the Middle East and elsewhere via Skype under changes introduced by(...)

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South is one of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of the least-known but most remarkable success stories of cross-Border co-operation between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the aftermath of (...)

Coláiste Pobail Osraí has been able to provide a greater subject choice than many other smaller schools.

School name: Coláiste Pobail Osraí School type: Co-educational, multi-denominational school Principal: Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh Medium of instruct(...)

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An examination of the list of secondary schools sending the higherst proportion of their students to third level reveals that four of the top 20 schoo(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

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