Parents of children at Ratoath College at a meeting on Thursday night who expressed concern over the school’s ‘iPads-only’ policy for junior cycle students.

The principal of Co Meath secondary school at the centre of a row over the amount of time pupils are spending on screens has defended its iPads-only p(...)

First year students with Surface Pro devices using tablet devices as a learning resource during their Spanish class at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Angela Kaya, a mother of three from Co Meath, watched her eldest daughter go through the Junior Cycle using an iPad to learn, instead of books. Now t(...)

Angela Kaya and her daughter Leyla at their home in Ratoath, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents of pupils at a Co Meath secondary school which has replaced textbooks with iPads are refusing to buy devices for their children because they a(...)

The 10-year National Development Plan provides for investment of €5bn in the higher- and further-education sector over the next decade. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The capacity of higher-education institutions to manage large-scale construction projects has been called into question by a spending review. The rev(...)

There are a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available for entry to teaching. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I would love to pursue a career in teaching afterwards, but feel hopelessly confused over the different entry routes. What are my options at both prim(...)

Campaigners for a united Ireland have called on the Government to prepare the ground for a Border poll in the coming years in the wake of the new survey

Campaigners for a united Ireland have called on the Government to prepare the ground for a Border poll in the coming years in the wake of a new survey(...)

Maddix and his mother, Nadine Staunton, who is struggling to find a new school for her son. Photograph: James Forde

Aidan Ennis (6), from Cherry Orchard, Dublin, will be almost eight before he finally starts school. He has autism, and his mother, Louise Lawlor, has(...)

Three out of every four teachers feel some pupils in their classes are anxious about taking standardised tests and about half feel parents take the results too seriously. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Standardised tests in primary schools are causing stress and anxiety and resulting in many pupils being “taught to the test”, a new study has found. (...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

Would you start a marathon on a whim? Selecting a college course requires the same level of planning and commitment.  Photograph: iStockphoto

What should you study at college? Securing a degree at the end of three or four years of study is a major achievement, but you’ll only manage it if y(...)

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