An  interim report into a review of the senior cycle indicates a strong desire for the  Leaving Cert to be assessed on a staggered basis instead of facing a single set of summer exams. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Secondary school principals say the findings of a review into the senior cycle support its calls for including continuous assessment as part of a refo(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is prepares to host a series of ‘town hall’ style meetings in the UAE next week to encourage emigrant teachers to return home. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell

A new online portal aimed at connecting emigrant teachers with vacancies in Irish schools has been launched. The moves comes as school management bod(...)

First year students with Surface Pro devices using tablet devices as a learning resource during their Spanish class at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Angela Kaya, a mother of three from Co Meath, watched her eldest daughter go through the Junior Cycle using an iPad to learn, instead of books. Now t(...)

Groups representing children with autism, intellectual disabilities and Travellers are due before an Oireachtas committee on Thursday.

Parents of vulnerable children are being told to accept drastically reduced timetables or face the threat of suspension or expulsion, according to cam(...)

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 (...)

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