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(...)

Evelyn Holland and her son Ben (4) in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. Holland decided to postpone sending Ben to primary school until he turned five. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Evelyn Holland’s son Ben turned four last April, she had every intention of sending him to school the following September. “He is very tall, I t(...)

File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says a new  circular on the rules around religious tuition will bring clarification to schools. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

CARL O’BRIEN, Education Editor School students in State schools will be forced to study religion on foot of a new directive, it has been claimed. T(...)

Primary schoolchildren have about two and a half hours of religious study per week taught by teachers who are part of the ever-dwindling participative church, says former principal Peter Gunning. Photo: iStock

It was the look in my oncologist’s eye that made me make the on-the-spot decision to retire. He may as well have pointed to the bold print on the wal(...)

The Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said the move followed last year’s Government decision to recognise the ethnicity of the Traveller community.  Photograph: Carl O’Brien

Traveller culture and history is set to feature on the curriculum for primary and secondary schools on foot of a review announced by the Minister for (...)

“We are  heading into an era of unparalleled change, which means education will increasingly be a lifelong pursuit. Technological disruption is set to fundamentally alter the way we live and work.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Today is a moment of truth for tens of thousands of students across the State who are due to receive their Leaving Cert results. For those waiting anx(...)

Valerie Gaynor with some of the pre-school children at Creative Kids & Co in Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regina Bushell still remembers having to be brought in “kicking and screaming” on her first day at primary school, just a few weeks after her fourth b(...)

A separate survey found that 44.6 per cent of male students and more than 11 per cent of female students watch pornography a few times a week. Photograph: Istock

Some 70 per cent of female students and 40 per cent of male students experienced sexual hostility or crude gender harassment by the time they were fin(...)

The Irish Episcopal Commission has warned students who opt out of religion will receive an unfair advantage if they are allowed to take extra classes in examinable subjects. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty

Catholics bishops have called on the Minister for Education to withdraw a directive which allows students who opt out of religious instruction in Stat(...)

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