The third annual Student Attitudes Index indicates  60 per cent of students worry about how much they used their phones, but 80 per cent said they also used the devices for educational purposes.

Almost half the children in Irish secondary schools say they are addicted to smartphones with even greater numbers admitting to routinely and secretly(...)

Proponents say the new system will drastically reduce the number of students who miss out on their course due to random selection, and will incentivise more students to take subjects at higher level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

As if students didn’t have enough to contend with. Between the Leaving Cert exams and the looming CAO change-of-mind deadline, sixth years have a lot (...)

ASTI delegates pictured at the  conference in Killarney in April. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Parents are voting with their feet and sending their children to schools where there is no fear of industrial action by the country’s biggest secondar(...)

The Hogan Family at their home in Dublin: with Jen and Paul Hogan are their seven children:Tobey (2), Chloe (14), Adam (11), Jamie (9), Noah (seven months), Luke (7) and Zach (5). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Hogan family is going on its first foreign holiday this May and mother Jen feels “no guilt” about taking her children out of school for a week in (...)

Clive Byrne, director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said Ireland was well positioned to become an “educational superpower” in Europe

Primary and secondary schools face a shortage of principals as the job increasingly becomes bogged down in administration, according to a new report. (...)

The CAO has advised anyone considering applying for undergraduate places to register ahead of its normal application deadline of 5.15pm on February 1st.

Tens of thousands of students are set to make last-minute college course choices ahead of Wednesday evening’s deadline for Central Applications Offic(...)

Jenny and Aidan McCabe with their 12-year-old daughter Sophie, who will be starting at Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

Next week about 64,000 children in the Republic will embark on one of life’s significant transitions – the start of secondary school. After eight yea(...)

Back to school? Try to listen to your children but avoid grilling them

Establish a routine Every family is different so do what suits your circumstances in establishing a workable pattern around breakfast and getting o(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: “I would be concerned. I know the chief examiner has looked at this and there do seem to be difficulties in areas such as trigonometry and algebra.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has pledged to take a “hard look”at the Leaving Cert maths curriculum following a high failure rate among candid(...)

Across the entire second-level system, the total number of students with exemptions in Irish rose significantly, up from about 20,000 in 2004 to 32,000 in 2014. File  photograph: Eric Luke

The number of students granted exemptions from studying Irish at second level on the grounds of disability has climbed dramatically over the past deca(...)

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