Gemma Tuffy

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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(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

While budget 2016 announced additional teaching jobs at primary and secondary level, a huge lack of opportunity is still pushing many second-level (...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)

Prof Mike Hinchey: “The sooner you can get young people interested and involved the better.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Concern has been expressed that new computer and vocational short courses due to be rolled out in secondary schools next September will become (...)