Ruth Coppinger: she said that since the repeal of the Eighth Amendment “some right-wing and religious fundamentalist groups are now targeting the area of sex education, and oppose any change or progress in it”

Two TDs on opposite sides of the debate on abortion have clashed again in a Dáil debate about relationships and sexual education (RSE). Solidarity TD(...)

Climate activist Lucy Sky Dunne (14): “Everyone needs to know about this – it’s not something that can be learned by some, but not others. It’s something that’s going to affect literally everyone.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley for The Irish Times

Lucy Sky Dunne’s awakening as a climate activist came not on the streets of a school strike, nor on social media, but in a classroom. The key for the(...)

“It is time for church bodies to address the incongruity of teaching time in our schools.” Photograph: iStock

More than 30 years ago, I taught third class in a Cork city boys’ school. The local priest was a frequent visitor to the classroom and liked to enga(...)

It is estimated that only 1 per cent of primary and 2 per cent of secondary teachers come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: iStock

When Dr Rory McDaid, a teacher and academic, began researching the experiences of children from migrant backgrounds, one question kept rearing its hea(...)

An  interim report into a review of the senior cycle indicates a strong desire for the  Leaving Cert to be assessed on a staggered basis instead of facing a single set of summer exams. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Secondary school principals say the findings of a review into the senior cycle support its calls for including continuous assessment as part of a refo(...)

“We are inviting all adults over 18, of all worldviews and faiths, to have their say about adult religious education and faith development in Ireland in an online survey, which is open until next Sunday, June 30th.”

Cherishing a faith or worldview, and feeling free to do so, is amongst the biggest challenges facing adults today. If you hold a belief, you are often(...)

US analysis of research found that, for children aged under 11, there was no link between homework and improved academic achievement. Photograph: iStock

It’s hard to know who hates homework more: teachers who have to set and correct it, children who have to do it or parents who struggle to make sure it(...)

The Leaving Cert has moved from being an exam taken by an elite minority to one which caters for over 90 per cent of the school leaver age cohort. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This morning is one of anticipation, anxiety and hope in more than 120,000 homes across the State as those setting off to exam centres to take the fir(...)

Some 85 per cent of teachers surveyed said it would be unacceptable if the same template of syllabus design used at junior cycle was to be used for  the Leaving Cert

Science teachers say a new science curriculum for pupils completing the junior cycle amounts to a “dumbing down” of the subject. The finding is conta(...)

Peter Gunning, former school principal, says responsibility for children’s sacraments during their formative years should be exclusive to the parents and the local church with no school involvement.

When it comes to discussing the patronage of its primary schools, the Catholic Church often acts like the bully in the yard who owns the football, pic(...)

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