Good counsellor is backbone of school

I think the best aspect of the Budget as regards to second level education was the decision to leave the pupil teacher ratio at 19 to 1. As with most budgets, the devil is in the detail and with some changes and amendments to...

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Budget 2012 – Death by 1,000 cuts

The impact of Budget 2012 is still being digested. While the initial reaction was one of ‘it could have been worse’, on further examination it is clear that this budget is detrimental to many schools. The combined impact of...

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Could downturn lead to better outcomes?

There’s never a better time to be inventive than when there’s no money for anything – and boy is that the case now! Things happen in Irish education because life has always been thus, but looking at the economic landscape in...

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Will schooling become thing of the past?

Education matters, but not as much as schooling when it comes to securing a job and decent salary – or so it has been for many centuries. At the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) held in Doha earlier this month,...

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