Selina Mccoy

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Leaving Cert students adopted the new grading scheme without much difficulty.

Reforms which reward those who sit higher level exams are pressurising struggling students into taking on more challenging exam papers, according to n(...)

Research found children who own mobile phones at age nine perform less well in academic tests. Photograph: iStock

Children who owned a mobile phone at age nine performed less well in reading and maths tests at age 13, according to new research. The finding is con(...)

Nearly 150 new special classes were started by schools in the past academic year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Disadvantaged schools tend to have a higher concentration of students with special needs because other schools turn them away, new research has found(...)

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outperforming the national average. Photograph: The Irish Times

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outp(...)

The ESRI report into the educational experience of children with disabilities identifies an apparent gap in resources at primary and secondary level for children with emotional, psychological and mental health problems. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Children with emotional or mental health difficulties are at much greater risk of absenteeism from school and isolation from their peers, according to(...)

Dr Merike Darmody (left), research officer Economic and Social Research Institute, and Dr Emer Smyth, ESRI research professor, at the launch of the institute’s report on challenges faced by young people after post-primary education. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

Young people who had high stress in sixth year or who favoured studying at home experienced greatest difficulty in making the transition to higher edu(...)