The Joint Managerial Body, the largest school management body at second level, said moving exams to Easter would help schools significantly.  Photograph: Getty Images

Leaving Cert oral exams could be moved to the Easter holidays to ease what school managers describe as a “crisis” in teacher supply. Education source(...)

Teachers’ unions say they support spreading assessment for the Leaving Cert across fifth and sixth year through greater emphasis on project or practical work. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Teachers’ unions say they support spreading assessment for the Leaving Cert across fifth and sixth year by placing a greater emphasis on project or pr(...)

There is additional pressure on third-level places with 84,817 CAO applicants this year – an increase of 8 per cent on 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some students who received more than 600 points in their Leaving Cert may miss out on their first-choice course in the first round of CAO offers on Tu(...)

Micheál Martin with his son Cillian

Even as they were coping with their grief after two of their children died, Micheál Martin and his wife, Mary, had no choice but to keep going “Ni(...)

More than 90 per cent of secondary school teachers say some students have disengaged as a result of the move to remote teaching and learning, accordin(...)

Some sources say any potential industrial action might be deferred until the new academic year, which begins in late August. File photograph: The Irish Times

All three teachers’ unions look set to debate emergency motions calling for industrial action this week unless their members are moved up the vaccinat(...)

Unions are expect to finalise a return-to-school plan with Department of Education officials on Monday before a formal announcement is made following a Cabinet meeting the following day. File photograph: iStock

Many secondary students may have to wait until April 12th before they return to the classroom under school reopening plans related to the Covid-19 pan(...)

The proposed deal provides for a 1 per cent pay rise in October 2021 and a further 1 per cent rise in October 2022 for Government employees. File photograph: iStock

The proposed new public service pay agreement has been decisively supported by nurses but overwhelmingly rejected by doctors. The vote by nurses to (...)

Confidential talks have been taking place with teachers, students and school managers over planning for the format of Leaving Cert exams over the past week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is the status of talks over the Leaving Cert? Confidential talks have been taking place with teachers, students and school managers over the pas(...)

A spokesman for Minister for Education Norma Foley said it remained her ‘firm intention’ to hold a traditional Leaving Cert next June. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A plan to hold a second set of Leaving Cert exams for students affected by coronavirus is under consideration by education authorities. The move woul(...)

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