Boards of management can play a big role when parents are in conflict with a principal over the treatment of their child. Photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, isn’t given to flashy or attention-grabbing public pronouncements. Yet a line from his annual report i(...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Secondary school teachers  picketing in January 2015 over planned   junior cycle reforms. ASTI has told teachers not to work an extra 33 hours non-teaching time, meaning there will be no supervision of students before class time or during breaks, forcing schools to close.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Schools have seen one-day strikes and disruption before. But, for the first time in a decade and a half, the prospect of disruption on a much bigger s(...)