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(...)

Sand, stones and flowers feature in some of the outdoor creations by students at Knocknacarra National School in Galway.

“Learning outdoors provides more opportunities for risk-taking, problem-solving, moving the whole body, using the imagination, overcoming fears, engag(...)

Primary school children Ryan (9) and Shane Kenny (7) with their mother Claire and sister Karina (4) during a homeschooling session in Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Claire Kenny, a mother of three, will breathe a huge sigh of relief when schools reopen on Monday. Homeschooling in recent weeks, she says, was a ver(...)

Laura McCarthy at her home in Ballivor, Co Meath, with her family James, Robyn and Peter and dog, Chad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The pandemic has slammed school doors shut for the second time in less than a year. In general, teachers and students are better prepared than they we(...)

As far as attending classes goes, there’s no doubt that access to online schooling varies throughout Ireland

“The Leaving Cert has been cancelled, but it will be going ahead.” “Leaving Cert students will be returning to school three days a week, but there wi(...)

To ensure the greatest possible degree of accuracy and fairness, The Irish Times uses a standardised system to compile this list. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

The Irish Times 2020 feeder school list, published today, aims to provide parents with a snapshot of information about how many students from each sch(...)

Zana Zee Keough: ’Generation Z and the Millennials are both moving politics to the left. In Ireland and America. Both generations are politically active and engaged.’

I never expected my vote to end up in a Supreme Court challenge that could decide the US election. But it looks like that is where it’s headed. This (...)

Former student Aoife Fleming  at  Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The postcode lottery has long determined a student’s prospects of going to college. We know that 100 per cent of students in some Dublin schools, part(...)

Peter Kearns, director of Dublin’s Institute of Education, said a ‘completely independent review of the entire grading process’ was needed.

The Government should publish the algorithm used to calculate Leaving Cert grades and clarify how Junior Cert results were used in the standardisation(...)

 St Kilian’s German school in Dublin took a case claiming   the standardisation model lead to an “extraordinary” downgrading of results in German and other subjects there.

A High Court judge has said a “lead” case concerning standardisation of 2020 Leaving Cert grades will be heard next month, only if lawyers agree which(...)

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