Standardised tests were also cited as a worry for pupils, parents and teachers alike. Photograph: iStock

Is the school around the corner still the same? A new landmark study published today shows just how much primary school has changed – and stayed the (...)

In cases where vulnerable children remain out of school for a protracted period, the impact will be long lasting and profound. Photograph: iStock

As we emerge from lockdown and the immediate threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, we need to talk about the impact of school closure on the younger genera(...)

A key impact on children’s lives The heightened scheduling of children’s lives and their “hot housing” to ever greater levels of “success”. Photograph: iStock

A landmark study of primary schooling in Ireland is being conducted by UCD school of education. Funded by the National Council for Curriculum and As(...)