Educate Together

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The programme for government commits the Coalition to establishig a citizens’ assembly on the future of education “ensuring that the voices of young people and those being educated are central”. Photograph: iStock

It’s just a single line in the programme for government – but it has the potential to revitalise education for the 21st century. “We will establish a(...)

Sonas class student Aaron Frewen enjoys the sunken trampoline in the new sensory garden at Anglesboro NS. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene.

While for many children, yard time is their favourite part of the school day, the noise and chaos can be overwhelming for children with autism. That’s(...)

The growth of higher education has been spectacular. File photograph: Getty

This week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe more or less accepted that the old game is up. Moves towards a minimum global corporation tax rate are(...)

A computer-generated image from the Department of Education’s design guide for sanitary facilities in new or refurbished schools.

It’s a debate which has lit up Livelive and crackled across various radio phone-in shows: are gender-neutral toilets for schools a good idea? It stem(...)

The provision of gender neutral toilets is seen as an inclusive measure. Photograph: iStock

Schools are being allowed to choose whether their toilet facilities will be gender neutral under new construction and refurbishment guidelines from th(...)

Students and parents at Clonturk Community College  protest last week over students not being allowed sit the Leaving Cert Applied. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been a breakthrough in a dispute in which three students with disabilities were told they would be unable to complete the Leaving Cert Appli(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has invited applications from both primary and secondary schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Schools are being invited to apply for funding to work together on creative projects ranging from cartoons to coding. Successful applicants will rece(...)

 Students at Clonturk Community College Orla Fallon, from Beaumont, and James Nolan, from Drumcondra, join their parents and other supporters outside the school  to protest over not being allowed sit the Leaving Cert Applied. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Disabilities Anne Rabitte has called on Educate Together and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) to “go back(...)

Schools that gave their students a chance to help design their transition-year programmes have managed to keep their classes more engaged. Photograph: iStock

It is a year of school that secondary students actually look forward to. But Covid-19, lockdowns and school closures have swept much of what makes tra(...)

Empty classrooms: “For more than 80 years our education system has been fragmented by history, meaning that it now lacks any sense of agility.” File photograph: iStock

One of the few benefits of the school closures is that it has highlighted several structural problems in our education system. These problems run deep(...)

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