Carl O Brien

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Despite official efforts at combating disadvantage in Irish schools, a huge class chasm remains as Carl O’Brien writes in today’s Irish Times. While m(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival.

Have your say: Is semesterisation putting too much pressure on students? We thought we would ask you if you think Christmas and January exams putting (...)

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An independent review of finances at Institute of Technology Tralee has concluded that the institution is overstaffed, losing money and experiencing s(...)

An unintended consequence of the new grading system  is that disadvantaged schools are losing out and the gap with other schools is at risk of widening. File photograph: David Sleator

A new grading system introduced two years ago was supposed to ease pressure on Leaving Cert students and take some of the heat out of the points race.(...)

Leaving Cert students adopted the new grading scheme without much difficulty.

Reforms which reward those who sit higher level exams are pressurising struggling students into taking on more challenging exam papers, according to n(...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

A union for secondary school teachers has been condemned for its refusal to implement individual education plans for students with disabilities. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A union for secondary school teachers has been condemned for its refusal to implement individual education plans for students with disabilities. This(...)

Two extra days are to be added to the Leaving Cert written exam timetable from next year to minimise clashes.

Two extra days are to be added to the Leaving Cert written exam timetable from next year to minimise subject clashes. The move follows the introducti(...)

Research shows recruitment firms are struggling to fill vacancies in rapidly growing areas such as IT, science/engineering and business. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

More than 100,000 “economically inactive” homemakers, retirees and jobless people could be encouraged into the labour force with flexible working hou(...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

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