Junior Cycle

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Mary Keane, President of National Association Principals and Deputy Principals: ‘Should not our senior cycle provide paths to learning for all our learners?’  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It may be time to sever the link between the Leaving Cert and entry to university due to the “huge” rate of anxiety among students, school leaders hav(...)

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Long-term stays in emergency accommodation are not helping homeless people overcome the factors which forced them into homelessness in the first place(...)

Increased automation and artificial intelligence are set to make many white-collar jobs obsolete. Photograph: Getty
How to future-proof your child

Every parent wants the best for their child, and most of today’s parents grew up with the unspoken but widely accepted notion that their children woul(...)

 Anna Dowley, Piltown Co. Kilkenny; Kara Fitzherbert, Carlow; Nicola Pratt, Carlow; Sara Deacon, Carlow; Holly Moynan, Ballacolla Co.Laois; Vicky Woods, Tinahely Co. Wicklow and Hanah Condell, Abbeyleix Co. Laois pictured getting the Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said officials will examine whether there are “lessons to be learned” from the volume of students who failed(...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

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(...)

It is assumed young people have a natural affinity to tech, but many are digitally naive and far more vulnerable than we think. Photo: iStock

The ease at which today’s tech-savvy students swipe their way through digital devices and social media apps might lead you to believe they know where (...)

Tara O’Sullivan (15): “Trying to squeeze three years of learning into a two-hour exam for a subject like English seems ridiculous.”

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has told an Oireachtas committee how completing her mock junior cycle English exam was like “a competition to see how fast y(...)

A mixed picture of education standards in Ireland’s schools emerges in revised school inspection reports which measure the quality of schools on a sli(...)

Teaching unions say a lack of regular work, two-tier pay gaps and difficulties securing permanent contracts mean that  working abroad for many  is a “no-brainer”. Photo: iStock

Many secondary schools are finding it near impossible to find qualified substitutes available to cover for teacher absences in key subject areas. Pri(...)

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