Community national schools are practising a variety of approaches when it come to faith formation, ranging from sacramental preparing during the school day to facilitating the sacraments outside the normal school time. Photograph: iStock

Much has been reported on the new community national school model in the absence of any systematic research. These are State-supported, multidenomin(...)

Young pupils prefer learning about  different religions together as a class. Photograph: iStock

A new study on religious education has found young students do not want to be separated from each other according to faith. The research conducted b(...)

Project Maths reforms and bonus points mean record numbers are sitting higher level maths, but examiners  say  many struggle with basic skills.  Photograph: iStock

Five years ago, Project Maths was rolled out to secondary schools around the country. Around the same time, students were offered the incentive of 2(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: Proposed reforms to primary schools are based loosely on some of the features of top-performing education systems in countries such as Finland, as well as new research on how children learn. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Children at primary schools would not study traditional subjects until as late as 10 years of age, under proposals being considered by policymakers. (...)

The State Examinations Commission is satisfied pupils will have sufficient time to complete the Junior Cycle English exam despite concerns among students.

The State Examinations Commission has moved to reassure Junior Cert students that they will have enough time to complete the new English exam next Jun(...)

policymakers say the area of learning will be incorporated into the wider primary school curriculum. File photograph: Getty Images

Plans to introduce a new subject on world religions and ethics in primary schools have been watered down in the face of concerns it could challenge th(...)

The pieces in the exhibition were selected from the British Council collection by fifth-year art students from St Oliver’s Community College and Our Lady’s College-Greenhills in Drogheda, Co Louth

In Drogheda, there was a march with placards and black balloons; in Clondalkin, Arts Minister Heather Humphreys sat for a portrait; in Thurles, they m(...)

New proposals suggest there should be a greater focus on creative play during the early years of primary school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Religious education will no longer feature as part of the State’s core curriculum at primary school under new proposals being considered by policy-ma(...)

Children in Ireland begin formal lessons – and up to 11 subjects – from the moment they start primary school at age four or five. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ever since Finland developed a reputation as Europe’s education powerhouse, it has become a source of fascination among policy-makers. It doesn’t st(...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new Junior Cycle curriculum.

April has been set as a final deadline for up to 40,000 Junior Cert students to complete a classroom-based assessment task and avoid a 10 per cent pen(...)

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