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Girls' primary schools spend more time teaching religion - study
An ESRI study examining the use of classroom time in primary schools shows boys spend more time on PE, history and geography.
Column: Why we need career guidance counsellors - and why all the stereotypes are wrong
“The double-jobbing teacher”, “the leaflet pusher” – student guidance counsellor Pamela O’Leary has heard all the stereotypes about her profession but says cuts to the service will hurt vulnerable children most.
Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers
Education minister Ruairí Quinn says he will seek a report on the Budget’s impact on teaching posts in disadvantaged schools.
Teachers play down reports of tax investigation over grind fees
ASTI said that undeclared income was not a “widespread issue” among teachers.
16 surprising facts about Finland's unorthodox education system
Here’s what makes Finland’s system so different from other western states.
Get your Ma and Da online with Google's new website is a tool so younger people can help their parents (and grandparents) learn how to use the Internet.
Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.
Column: If teachers are overpaid, why am I waitressing to support myself?
Education will shape Ireland’s future – but with disappearing jobs and growing classes, teaching in a recession is no picnic, writes Polly Donoghue.
Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.
85 per cent of primary pupils 'in classes larger than EU average'
The INTO says the figures are “shocking”, and should serve as a “wake-up call” to the government ahead of the next Budget.
Column: State of our education system is a national emergency
Irish education standards are going backwards, says independent TD Stephen Donnelly – here he suggests some radical changes needed to reverse that decline and secure a prosperous future for the country.
Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes
Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.
Ruairi Quinn: Michael Noonan has a tougher job than Michael Collins...
The Education Minister warns secondary school teachers that budgets are tight as the State’s first Finance Minister Collins had “more room for manouevre” than his most recent successor.
Daily Fix: Thursday
This time next week, we’ll be in the middle of a moratorium… time to catch up with the day’s winners and losers.
Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?