Education & Skills

Education & Skills

Education

A primary school pupil working on the topic of rainforests as part of the World Around Us
Are composite classes bad for children?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2016 the former Minister for Education, Peter Weir MLA, spoke of wanting to address composite classes, whereby a single teacher is responsible for two or more years of students at the same time. The

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A student reading in a library (Image: Tulane University, under Creative Commons)
Economic impact of cuts to the Higher Education sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes Education and training are key factors in economic progress, acting as a means of raising productivity. Whilst other factors can result in short-run economic improvements, education and training are critical to embedding long-term growth. As

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