Joe Mchugh

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In ordinary level maths, a relatively high proportion of students - 6 per cent or more than 1,330 candidates – failed the exam. File image: Getty

One in ten Junior Cert students who sat the higher level history exam this year did not pass it, one of the highest fail rates for any subject. While(...)

Students from Coláiste Lú in Dundalk, including (front frow from left) Dorota Kaminska, Éimear Kinsella and Erin O’Connor protesting outside Leinster House over the provision of Irish language education at their school. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is “acutely aware” of concerns raised around the provision of Irish medium education at an Irish language unit in a (...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh speaking to media on Tuesday following the announcement that history was to be given a “special status” in the Framework for Junior Cycle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

On one hand, the debate over the place of history on the school curriculum has been an invigorating, encouraging experience. A discussion that has dra(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘I think there has been a perception that history was being downgraded and obviously I had to address that head-on.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Education Joe McHugh has ruled out making subjects such as geography or science mandatory after moving to make the study of history (...)

A move to make history mandatory , say some at the coalface, threatens to undo much of the philosophy behind Junior Cycle  reforms. Photo: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh’s decision to give history “special status” on the Junior Cycle curriculum will be cheered by those who feared the s(...)

 Ruth Coppinger: she said that since the repeal of the Eighth Amendment “some right-wing and religious fundamentalist groups are now targeting the area of sex education, and oppose any change or progress in it”

Two TDs on opposite sides of the debate on abortion have clashed again in a Dáil debate about relationships and sexual education (RSE). Solidarity TD(...)

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Schools are to be obliged to notify social services if they place pupils on shortened school days under new Department of Education rules aimed at res(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai at St Patrick’s Girls’ National School in Ringsend, Dublin with pupils Naomi Duffy (left) and Sophie Browne. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google has defended its involvement in an internet safety initiative for children just weeks after it was fined $170 million (€154 million) over alleg(...)

Ardgillan College in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, one of dozens built by Western Building Systems that have required remedial works. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

An independent review is to get under way into the model of construction favoured by the Department of Education for new schools following controversy(...)

A smart board replaces blackboard and chalk: if a child is interested in planes, that interest should be nurtured with toy planes, books about planes, binoculars and aviation posters. Photograph: Eric Luke

As new students enter colleges hoping to learn the skills required to become good primary teachers, they might be better off brushing up on their fund(...)

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