Despite concerns about the introduction of History as a mandatory subject for the Junior Cert, the Minister for Education says he is “confident” that the subject will be integrated well into the reformed curriculum.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Teachers have told the Education Minister they are prepared to take industrial action, which could include strikes, if changes to the Leaving Cert curriculum are railroaded through without consultation.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019
Education Minister Richard Bruton’s plans to speed up the divestment of religious primary schools to new patrons face strong challenge as a multi-denominational schools group claims they prioritise the Catholic Church’s wishes over those of parents.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
WITH teachers and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan engaged in a fruitless war of words, worried parents and the country’s leading business organisation, Ibec, are understandably concerned about the long-term impact of this festering dispute on pupils and the whole education system.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2015
Schools in England are losing their sense of humour under piles of data and spreadsheets as headteachers are forced to “wrestle with an octopus” of government initiatives and reforms, a union leader will warn today.
Sat, 18 May, 2013
THE St Vincent de Paul is to meet with the Minister for Education in the coming weeks to try and convince him to help families who are struggling to cope with the cost of schoolbooks which it has branded “crazy and unnecessary”.
Fri, 20 May, 2011