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Joan Bruton: “We have to make sure students aren’t sacrificing their future for relatively or very low-paid employment while they’re in school.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of 16- and 17-year-olds in paid employment has increased more than 20 per cent in a three-year period. Statistics released by the Departme(...)

The vast majority of students believe the Leaving Cert exam does not prepare them for third level or the world of work. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Just one in 25 Leaving Cert students believe the exam is a fair and accurate assessment of their knowledge and skills, according to a new survey. Th(...)

Almost 50 Junior Cert students are set to receive top marks across all subjects on Wednesday Photograph: Peter Thursfield

More than 62,000 Junior Cert students are set to receive their results today, with almost 50 pupils securing top marks across all subjects. New limit(...)

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash.

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash. Some of those (...)

Irish is perceived to be one of the most challenging subjects in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Education is reviewing the granting of exemptions from studying Irish amid evidence that thousands of students who secure them are s(...)

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exams are under way this morning as more than 120,000 students start more than two weeks of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations. Examin(...)

Almost 35,000 students with additional care needs are  supported by more than 14,000 special needs assistants in school each day. Photograph: iStock

The Government has insisted that a major overhaul of the special needs assistant (SNA) scheme in schools will improve outcomes for young people and is(...)

About 70 students iin this year’s Leaving Cert exams face sitting three exams in a single day due to subject clashes and timetable congestion.

School principals have called for Leaving Cert exams to be held on Saturdays to help ease “appalling” pressure on students. About 70 students in tota(...)

‘The physical classroom needs to be ripped out. It’s pointless changing the message when the interface has remained the same since Dickens’

Is the Leaving Cert fit for purpose for the 21st century? It’s a question being regularly asked against the backdrop of a world where the skills requi(...)

A total of 80 teenagers from across the country have been trained as ‘safer internet day’ ambassadors to raise awareness   in their schools. Photograph: iStock

Online sexual coercion, or “webcam blackmail”, is to be addressed in the classroom under a new internet safety initiative. There has been rising conc(...)

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