Junior Cycle

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TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

Schoolchildren should know nothing of anxiety and homelessness, but they do, and to disturbing and unacceptable levels.  Photograph: iStock

Eamonn seemed a perfectly normal pupil when he started secondary school in 2017, and until Christmas of second year too, which is when the sporadic ab(...)

Secondary school managers have warned the Department of Education that time-tabling meetings during class time will lead to a ‘staggering’ loss of teaching hours. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of secondary school students are losing out on tuition time due to an escalating dispute over whether teachers’ professional collaboration m(...)

Fifteen-year-olds in Ireland are among the best in the world at reading and are significantly above average for maths and science, according to the latest Pisa results. Photograph: iStock

The release of the OECD’s Pisa rankings every three years is a revealing moment for twitchy politicians and policy-makers. It’s a two-hour test under(...)

Irish 15 year olds perform strongly in reading literacy, according to the latest Pisa rankings.

Teenagers in Ireland are among the top performers in the world in reading literacy, according to latest international standardised test scores. Irish(...)

‘We are well into November and third year students are only now seeing sample papers for exams new Junior Cycle exams which take place in June.’ Photograph: iStock

First they came for the English teachers, and I did not speak out - because I was not an English teacher. Then they came for the science and business (...)

Peter Kearns, director of the institute, said it was taking the move in response to growing demand from parents and students. Photograph: Brendan Duffy

A private school has sparked controversy by introducing a new programme that it says allows students to cover large sections of the Leaving Cert curri(...)

Since Ireland signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, much critical work has been done in promoting and integrating this charter across government departmental policies and across wider society. Photograph: iStock

I recently read guidance on being a good wife and mother from the 1955 Housekeeping Monthly entitled “The Good Wife’s Guide”. It stated: “Children are(...)

Members of the Youth assembly outside the Dáil on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following declaration on climate action was agreed by the Youth Assembly on Climate sitting in Dáil Éireann on Friday and formally presented to Ce(...)

Department  report shows students in fee-paying secondary schools more likely to have access to more languages. Photograph: iStock

Some secondary schools say they will be forced to reduce pupils’ access to foreign languages due to difficulties recruiting qualified teachers, accord(...)

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