Unfortunately, bullying is an issue which continues to affect significant numbers of children, according to Childline. Photograph: iStock

As parents we send our children to school in the hope it’s a safe place for them to grow academically, socially and emotionally. But while schooldays (...)

 An Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) protest outside Leinster House, Dublin, in 2016.   Photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have indicated they will now be seeking additional pay benefits in the wake of the Government’s proposed settlement of the recen(...)

The Teaching Council’s draft guidelines say teachers should ‘never accept or initiate Facebook friend requests with current students’. Photograph: Getty

Teachers could face fitness-to-practise complaints over “inappropriate” use of social media such as making Facebook friends with students or criticisi(...)

Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Education and Skills is suing a company over alleged defects in a €5m “rapid build” school which had to be closed for a part of a te(...)

Competition has increased, so many graduates go on to  enhance their skill set. Photograph: iStock

How to differentiate between what’s on offer and, more particularly, how to ensure your course has credibility in the labour market, is a major challe(...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Evidence shows that thousands of students who secure exemptions are sitting exams in foreign languages. Photograph: iStock

A public consultation on Government policy on exemptions from the study of Irish in primary and secondary schools has been heavily criticised by advoc(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, which was closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The Department of Education and Skills claims the cost of repairing structural defects in one of the schools closed following recent inspections is li(...)

Builders carrying out remedial work on November 5th at St Luke’s National School in Tyrrelstown, Dublin, which was built by Northern Ireland building firm Western Building Systems. File photograph: Colin Keegan

The Department of Education and Skills is suing a building contractor which built a number of schools at the centre of recent inspections and some clo(...)

The State’s school transport service is heavily subsidised, with only 8 per cent of the cost recouped from fare-paying pupils in 2015.

The rising cost of the State’s school transport scheme may not be sustainable and needs to be urgently reviewed, according to internal Government docu(...)

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