Don Myers

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Don’t nag about study: students really don’t need parents joining in the chorus that they are getting from every teacher in every class. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s two weeks into the new school year and parents of fifth- and sixth-year students – never mind the teenagers themselves – are only too aware that (...)

Teachers protest over Junior Cycle reform at the Holy Child Community School in Sallynoggin, Co Dublin, on Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of teachers protested again on Thursday over Junior Cycle reform as Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said none of the issues at stake w(...)

The Institute of Guidance Councillors has welcomed plans to award “compensatory” CAO points to students who score below the existing 40 per cent pass (...)

UPC said the move to allow customers block content reflects the wishes and concerns of parents who responded to a survey.

Nearly a third of Irish internet users will soon be offered a new service blocking inappropriate web content from their homes. Internet service provid(...)

National Parents’ Council president Don Myers said: “The unions insist that their action was taken in the interests of our children. Yet they never consulted us on it, never sought a formal meeting in relation to last Tuesday’s strike action. Once again the views of parents were ignored.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers should not be allowed to veto educational reform, the umbrella group for secondary parents’ associations has said in a fresh plea for an end (...)

Helen Mortimer

While Jan O’Sullivan and the teacher unions remain at loggerheads over the junior cycle reforms, the National Parents’ Council Post-Primary claimed(...)

Compromise offered by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan was rejected by teachers. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Fennells

Claims by the teacher unions that they have widespread public support for their stance on the junior cycle reforms have been challenged by the Nationa(...)

Blurring the results: the number of places filled in each course is crucial for determining demand for it, and affects the points required. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As second round offers are released today to college applicants, there have been fresh calls for greater transparency in the application process. (...)

Ruairí Quinn: Minister said new legislation  will bring the teaching profession into line with similar regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council or An Bord Altranais.

The power to sanction underperforming teachers and suspend them from their posts will finally be given to the Teaching Council a full 12 years after t(...)

The Department of Education published details of the new scheme yesterday

Plans to eradicate school waiting lists and booking deposits for school places have been broadly welcomed by education and parents’ groups.The propose(...)

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