Selina Mccoy

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‘We know we are at the forefront of a national endeavour to keep our schools open,’ writes John Curtis. ‘We are proud of the progress to date and will do everything we can to enable that to continue.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The fact that our schools are continuing to operate during Level 5 restrictions, even with recent difficulties such as contact tracing and sanitisatio(...)

File photograph: Students from North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School protest outside Leinster House, Dublin last year over the lack of suitable long-term school accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Educate Together secondary schools are more diverse on average than the typical Irish post-primary school, according to new research by the ESRI. The(...)

Research which draws on the Growing Up in Ireland study shows that from an early age girls’ performance at maths is underestimated by teachers and parents relative to boys.

Gender stereotyping is resulting in girls’ performance at maths being significantly underestimated by teachers and parents from primary school onwards(...)

Teachers’ unions have warned that schools may not fully reopen in September due to social distancing requirements.   Photograph: JL CereijidoEPA

A return to distance learning in schools would have a severe impact on students’ education and motivation and widen the digital divide, experts have w(...)

There is evidence that girls who receive mobile phones earlier fare less well in terms of their behavioural adjustment and their academic self-concept. Photograph: iStock.

Girls who receive mobile phones earlier fare “less well” in terms of their behavioural adjustment and their academic self-concept, according to resear(...)

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(...)

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