Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

A placard from a teachers’ strike led by the  ASTI in 2016. The TUI is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A teachers’ union is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales .(...)

All six pupils at Cloghans Hill National School – ranging in age from eight to 11 – alongside school secretary Ann Shally

Iseult Mangan, principal of Cloghans Hill National School, Co Mayo, does not need to do a roll call each morning. Instead, she simply has to look down(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Government’s National Broadband Plan would allow more people to work remotely and could help breathe new life into isolated rural schools as a result. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Minister for Education is involved in “intense discussions” over securing more favourable pupil-teacher ratios to help secure the future of small (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is hosting a symposium with education stakeholders on Wednesday on initiatives to strengthen small schools. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dozens of primary schools have either closed or had to amalgamate over the past five years amid concern for the future viability of small schools in r(...)

Schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019. Photograph: iStock

Schools have warned that they will still be forced to fundraise and seek “voluntary contributions” from parents despite a small restoration increase i(...)

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. (...)

Tara O’Sullivan and Helen Fields, Dublin North branch delegates at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual congress in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Pupils in single-teacher schools are practicing emergency drills in case their teacher falls ill in the classroom, the Irish National Teachers’ Organi(...)

Josephine Byrne, a primary teacher in Edenderry, says leave should be available for anyone who suffers a miscarriage. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

Primary school teachers are calling for leave to be available to them if they suffer a miscarriage. Reproductive-health related issues such as miscar(...)

An actuarial review published by the Government in December 2017 maintained that the State overall had an accrued liability of about €114.5bn in respect of retirement benefits.

Teachers are urging the Government to upgrade pension arrangements for those appointed in recent years. Unions maintain that changes introduced in 20(...)

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