Fianna Fáil TD  Fiona O’Loughlin says the sex education curriculum “is no longer reflective of society today”.

The Department of Education is set to consider whether the law should be changed to ensure schools under religious control cannot use their ethos as a(...)

Leaving Cert students receive a far broader education than is available to students in other education systems, such as Northern Ireland and the UK, where those who progress to A levels select a maximum of four. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Teachers in Irish second-level schools know their students and are highly skilled at helping them to acquire the skills of higher order thinking: prob(...)

Yvonne Woods with Donncha Woods and Zoe Gogan-O’Brien take part in the OurKidsCode family workshop at the Dublin 7 Educate Together National School, Grangegorman, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ten-year-old Daniel Hughes is pulling the wires, alligator clips and MakeyMakey board out of the box and firing up the laptop computer. His mother Luc(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced a review of the decision to make history an optional subject at Junior Certificate level. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced a review of the decision to make history an optional subject at Junior Certificate level. Mr McHugh t(...)

With 90 per cent of primary schools under Catholic control, many teachers are obliged to teach faith. Photograph: iStock

Teaching an eight year old they were a sinner was not something I thought I’d signed up for when becoming a teacher. But, as it turns out, it’s necess(...)

A key impact on children’s lives The heightened scheduling of children’s lives and their “hot housing” to ever greater levels of “success”. Photograph: iStock

A landmark study of primary schooling in Ireland is being conducted by UCD school of education. Funded by the National Council for Curriculum and As(...)

Mary Keane, President of National Association Principals and Deputy Principals: ‘Should not our senior cycle provide paths to learning for all our learners?’  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It may be time to sever the link between the Leaving Cert and entry to university due to the “huge” rate of anxiety among students, school leaders hav(...)

Evelyn Holland and her son Ben (4) in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. Holland decided to postpone sending Ben to primary school until he turned five. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Evelyn Holland’s son Ben turned four last April, she had every intention of sending him to school the following September. “He is very tall, I t(...)

File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says a new  circular on the rules around religious tuition will bring clarification to schools. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

CARL O’BRIEN, Education Editor School students in State schools will be forced to study religion on foot of a new directive, it has been claimed. T(...)

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