The funding was originally intended as a support for primary schools that had yet to set up a book rental scheme

Book rental scheme funding extended

11.01 Primary schools already operating book rental schemes are to be allowed to avail of a State funding programme originally established to support the setting up of new schemes only.

Teachers' unions have concerns over plans for Junior Cycle reform

ASTI and TUI back action over Junior Cycle

26 Mar The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland and the Teachers' Union of Ireland have both voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in opposition to the proposed introduction of a new Junior Cycle.

Ruairi Quinn said that the current junior cycle is no longer suitable for modern students

Quinn says junior cycle reform necessary

10 Mar Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said it is important that students are kept in school as long as possible, but that the way in which the junior cycle is taught needs to be reformed.

Former ally of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fethullah Gulen pictured left lives in the US

Turkish govt passes bill to close some schools

01 Mar Turkey's parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by an influential Muslim cleric locked in a bitter feud with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Coadjutor Archbishop Éamon Martin called for examination of inequalities in the educational system

Eamon Martin calls for more education equality

21 Feb The leader-in-waiting of the Catholic Church in Ireland has said it is unfair that some schools are left to shoulder responsibility for the country's most socially deprived and educationally disadvantaged children.