Michael Barron,  of Equate, with Richard Bruton, Minister for Education, at an event earlier this year. Mr Barron says more needs to be done to ensure children are treated equally in our school system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equate was set up in October 2015 as a time-limited catalyst organisation with a mission to further equality in education. We worked towards an inclus(...)

Teacher supply We’ve ambition in spades when it comes to becoming the best in Europe. But there’s a major problem: where are we going to find the qual(...)

 Lily Thorup, Sarah Norris, Isabel McLoughlin and Jenny Lynch, students from Our Lady’s, Terenure at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark World Philosophy Day and launch the the Irish Young Philosopher Awards. Photo: Maxwells

Every Wednesday, teacher Elizabeth O’Brien takes a double-class which has no textbook and will lead to no exams. Over blocks of eight weeks, 30 stud(...)

Tara O’Sullivan (15): “Trying to squeeze three years of learning into a two-hour exam for a subject like English seems ridiculous.”

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has told an Oireachtas committee how completing her mock junior cycle English exam was like “a competition to see how fast y(...)

International athletics athlete Thomas Barr with students from Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So little time and so many teachers to talk to is a common complaint about teacher-parent meetings at secondary schools. But teachers of one subject a(...)

Rita Treacy is the developer of  WordsWorth Learning, a system that helps children and adults overcome dyslexia as well as reading and spelling disorders.

Rita Treacy was diagnosed with classic dyslexia in 1986. Then a first-year remedial linguistics student at Trinity College Dublin, she began thinking (...)

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(...)

“Students have to understand conversations by native speakers including the nuances of whether the speakers knew each other.”

Students may have been pressed for time on this year’s Leaving Cert German paper, teachers have said. Orla Ní Shúilleabháin, a teacher at the Instit(...)

Employers’ group Ibec has repeatedly warned about a shortage of skilled language graduates. Photograph: iStock

For many Irish people of a certain vintage, France was an exotic overseas destination. Parents packed the kids into the car, drove on to the ferry and(...)

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