A credit union survey earlier this year found the average cost of sending a child to a non-fee-paying primary school in the coming year will be just under €1,000, while the cost of a “free” education in any of the State’s secondary schools will climb to almost €1,500. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Parents with school-going children are set to get some financial relief on the cost of books and uniforms under the Government’s new education strateg(...)

Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, is determined to listen to children’s voices.

With the proposed introduction of a parent-student charter in all schools, cynics may question what sort of meaningful contribution young children can(...)

An emmotional four-year-old Luke Delaney on his first day at school, at Griffeen Valley Educate Together School, in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

There is a familiar flurry of pristine school uniforms, bulging school bags and squeaky new lunch boxes this week as children around the country retur(...)

Minster for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dear Richard, Pricewatch hopes your new job as Minister for Education is going well and you are enjoying your summer break – a break that, incident(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Principals of some south Dublin secondary schools say they expect legal actions from parents who will lose automatic school places for their children(...)

Just over half of  2,230 children surveyed  said they worry about completing their homework at least sometimes

More than half of junior and senior infants in Irish primary schools are stressed over homework, according to their parents, a survey by the National (...)

If the home-learning environment isn’t positive, promoting education and giving attention to education, then children aren’t going to value it. Photograph: Thinkstock

If weekday mornings in your house are a bit of a nightmare and the school “run” another stress, you probably sigh with relief at getting your offsprin(...)

The homework debate: Children who are managing at school find homework repetitive and children who are struggling at school find it reinforces the fact that they are struggling. Photograph: iStockphoto

Is homework essential for developing good study habits and reinforcing classroom learning? Or is it a waste of time and an educational turn-off? One(...)

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months.  File photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months. At (...)

Most schools will not be in a position to deliver the Junior Cert  changes because they are staffed by members of the  ASTI, which has rejected the reforms. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Only about one in four schools will be in a position to roll out long-awaited reforms to the Junior Cert early next year, according to figures compile(...)

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