Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed yesterday that primary and secondary schools would reopen at the end of August. Speaking to reporters, he said the G(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Department of Education will continue to engage with schools over the coming weeks in an effort to establish why some students may not have registered on the portal. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Almost 1,000 Leaving Cert students have failed to register for their calculated grades ahead of Friday’s extended noon deadline. A total of 98 per ce(...)

Officials are examining school reopening policies in other countries. Above, Tunisian school students wearing face masks in a classroom on May 28th, after authorities approved the easing of measures put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

There’s lots of commentary about reopening schools. How safe would it be to do this? Latest research by the HSE has concluded schools are “not a hig(...)

Minister of Education  Joe McHugh has said it is difficult to see all students being able to return to school in September if the two-metre social distancing rule remains in place.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The Minister of Education Joe McHugh has said it is difficult to see all students being able to return to school in September if the two-metre social (...)

Some school principals have expressed concern that a significant cohort of students who have disconnected from school may not register in time for the deadline.

The deadline for Leaving Cert students to register for calculated grades has been extended until noon on Friday, the Minister for Education has confir(...)

All students will not be able to return to school full-time in September, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said.

All students will not be able to return to school full-time in September even if social distancing rules are reduced from two metres to one, Minister (...)

About 50,000 of the 61,000 exam candidates had registered with the Department of Education’s online portal by lunchtime on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

About 10,000 Leaving Cert students have yet to apply to receive calculated grades ahead of the deadline which expires at 10pm on Thursday night. Stud(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill is among the signatories of the letter urging political parties to make the establishment of the new department a priority in the government formation talks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If Ireland’s higher education and research sector is left to face its current financial challenge on its own, “with the State ignoring it the way it h(...)

Sinn Féin education spokesman Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire  has called for a ‘plan B’ for any students unable to get a calculated grade. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Teachers are being advised to “securely destroy” any supporting documentation they generate in reaching a decision on a students’ grades. This may in(...)

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pandemic

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pa(...)

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