Dick Ahlstrom

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“This move to unilaterally change teachers’ terms and conditions will lead to a serious escalation of the current industrial dispute in schools,” said Pat King, ASTI.

The Government’s decision to stop paying members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) for supervision and substitution duties fr(...)

Pisa is the Programme for International Student Assessment, a project organised by the OECD. It assesses 15-year-olds in 65 countries using tests for maths, reading and science and then publishes rankings of performance on a country by country basis.

Pisa is the Programme for International Student Assessment, a project organised by the OECD. It assesses 15-year-olds in 65 countries using tests for (...)

Irish students have performed well in international tests for literacy in maths, science and reading, with a particular surge in the results for science. “This is very good news but we could do better,” the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said on the release of the rankings.

Irish students have performed well in international tests for literacy in maths, science and reading, with a particular surge in the results for scien(...)

department of education

The introduction of computer technology had brought Irish education to “a turning point in teaching and learning”, the Minister for Education said at (...)

“The vast majority of students who are involved in cyber bullying are also involved in traditional bullying,” said Prof Mona O’Moore.

The Government must make resources available to help counter increasing levels of bullying in schools, according to a leading commentator on cyber and(...)

The study published in the journal ‘Science’ studied how people responded to positive words after seeing a picture of their partner. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

You may think you are head over heels about your partner but if you want a long and happy relationship trust your gut. Having an automatic gut level r(...)

Ruairí Quinn said: ‘I am confident that these new schools, alongside the existing schools in each area, will mean that parents and students have real choice when it comes to deciding which school most reflects their own ethos.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Only one of nine new post-primary schools announced by the Department of Education and Skills this morning will have a patronage applying a Roman Cath(...)

Unions representing third-level teachers warned that universities were in danger of becoming ‘profit-making institutions’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities are turning into profit-making institutions rather than serving their proper purpose as a public good. The change could destroy the(...)

The Wellcome Trust-funded study found that men who had been unemployed for more than two of the preceding three years were more than twice as likely to have these genetic changes compared to men who were continuously employed.

Men who are unemployed age faster than those who are working, according to a research study from Britain and Finland. The genetic changes seen in m(...)

Scientists can now look at your DNA and predict whether you will be taller than average

Scientists can now look at your DNA and predict whether you will be taller than average. Height now joins eye and hair colour and age as things that c(...)

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