Simon Lewis homeschooling his son Emrys (6) at home in Co Carlow. ‘The positives this time around is that we’ve had time to teach children how to use the online platforms.’  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

It’s one week into Homeschooling 2.0 and the atmosphere in many – if not all – homes in the State stands in marked contrast to the pandemic panic of l(...)

The then taoiseach  Leo Varadkar with principal Dr Áine Moran, deputy Leona Harrington and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The data published by The Irish Times today, which measures the progression of students from schools to third-level institutions, is just one fac(...)

Alannah Voigt and Sarah Carey of St Vincent’s secondary school in Dundalk, Co Louth. Their project is  “An investigation into the effects of combined heated air currents of different temperature on the flight dynamics of a badminton shuttlecock”

The growing social impact of “deepfake” digital content prompted a Co Cork student to use artificial intelligence (AI) to devise a detection system wh(...)

Virtual Open Days can make it easier for parents to be  involved in the process.

Would you welcome your parents tagging along to an open day? Or would you be more likely to say: “please go away, you’re embarrassing me”? Over the (...)

There are over 4,000 courses available so whatever you are interested in will probably have a college, Post Leaving Cert or apprenticeship course linked to it. Photograph: iStock

Asking someone in their late teens to settle on a college course doesn’t mean committing to a particular career, says Neil McCann, a career guidance t(...)

Edel Thornton pictured at the launch of the 2013-14 Irish basketball season. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Edel Thornton isn’t your average Irish athlete. In fact, she isn’t your average basketball player either. Picking up basketball wasn’t exactly the fir(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

Jonathan Bardon wrote and presented many radio programmes, including the BBC series, and accompanying book, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jonathan Bardon, the historian who chronicled the development of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day, has died, his family has said. He(...)

Caitríona Ní Cheallaigh, principal at Pelletstown Educate Together National School, addresses pupils in a corridor which doubles up as a PE space when the weather is wet. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mary Healy, a mother of two, says it was “one of the happiest days of my life” when she heard a new primary school would be built close to her home. (...)

Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan, a character encountered by history students: deep reforms of education require a compass. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty

The decision to grant the subject of history a special status in the Junior Cycle has been met with relief in many quarters. As a former history teac(...)

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