The vast majority of students believe the Leaving Cert is stressful and does not prepare them adequately for third level or for the world of work

A national centre for youth mental health says it has recorded a 35 per cent increase in the number of young people engaging with its services in the (...)

 ‘Take a screen detox to keep your brain operating at full capacity and to aid better sleep...Try some guided meditations and exercise to calm the system.’ Photograph: iStock

It is that time of year again with the build up to the Leaving Certificate. In many homes across the country, every family member is dragged into this(...)

Several thousand school children rally in a climate protest  in Bergen, Norway. Photograph:  EPA

Thousands of children are set to skip school on Friday in protest over inaction on climate change, but their actions are posing a dilemma for school p(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor  at the launch of the Government’s  education plan  at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to press ahead with plans to make geography an optional subject for junior cycle students despite opposition from teachers and acade(...)

A growing number of parents want to make sure their child is going to a school that reflects their religious or secular values. Photograph: iStock

How can you choose the right school for your child? This year’s Irish Times feeder-school tables – which show the proportion of students who progress (...)

A Department of Education working group has been meeting to examine ways of boosting teacher supply in a number of subjects. Photograph: David Sleator

Bursaries for trainee teachers in subjects where there is an undersupply are being examined as part of a package of measures to tackle a “crisis” in c(...)

Mary Keane, President of National Association Principals and Deputy Principals: ‘Should not our senior cycle provide paths to learning for all our learners?’  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It may be time to sever the link between the Leaving Cert and entry to university due to the “huge” rate of anxiety among students, school leaders hav(...)

Joe McHugh, the newly appointed Minister for Education, said thousands of teachers are based in places like Dubai or Abu Dhabi and many feel unable to fly back to Ireland for job interviews. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Schools may be encouraged to interview Irish teachers based in the Middle East over Skype as part of a new effort to tackle classroom staff shortages.(...)

A shortage of qualified teachers is forcing students to turn to grind schools in greater numbers, deepening the divide between the haves and have-nots in society, school principals say.

A shortage of qualified teachers is forcing students to turn to grind schools in greater numbers, deepening the divide between the haves and have-nots(...)

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