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We urgently need for a policy on how schools should handle the allocation of students when a member of staff has to assess their own child’s work, says the Secret Teacher. Photograph: iStock

Her son is in the wrong and she knows it. She has even just admitted it. Both the principal and her son stare at her, wondering what she will say next(...)

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For most children, education is an activity that takes place between 9am and 3pm, from Monday to Friday. But for Catherine Monaghan and her son Theo ((...)

Nathan Henchy, Dean Murray, Nicole Mannion and Tomas Griffin, at Jigsaw, national youth mental health service, in Pearse Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nathan Henchy and his friends would like to say they’re surprised by the findings of the largest study to date on youth mental health problems – but t(...)

History will no longer be an optional subject for students completing the Junior Cycle. Photograph: iStock

Under the new Junior Cycle reforms, my son has short courses in a range of interesting areas. Will the Minister’s recent decision to make history “cor(...)

A gender gap in educational attainment means boys get lower exam results than girls, are more likely to drop out, and are less likely to go to university than their female counterparts.

The language is alarming for parents and teachers of boys. We hear of “a crisis in masculinity” in schools and about how “failing boys” are not reachi(...)

Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan, a character encountered by history students: deep reforms of education require a compass. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty

The decision to grant the subject of history a special status in the Junior Cycle has been met with relief in many quarters. As a former history teac(...)

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(...)

Parents are being urged to discuss the risks of drinking with teens ahead of the released of Junior Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parents are being urged to have open conversations with their teens over the risks of drinking alcohol ahead of the release of the Junior Cert results(...)

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 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 (...)

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