Alan Mongey, president of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said his organisation would like to see a full return of all students to school in late August-September, “provided it is safe, practical and possible to do so for students, all school staff and school leaders”. Photograph: PA

Additional funding must be provided to schools to enable them to implement in full Department of Education guidelines for reopening, the Irish Primary(...)

The motion noted the continuing risk associated with Covid-19, deficits in terms of physical infrastructure and facilities in education sector workplaces. Photograph: iStock

Teachers have warned of potential industrial action if schools do not re-open in line with public health advice or if this poses a risk to health and (...)

 Yakub Bencheikh was diagnosed last year as being on the autism spectrum. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sixth-class pupil Yakub Bencheikh was the “happiest ever” when the Covid-19 lockdown started in March, says his mother Dorota, because school is a maj(...)

Peter Tyndallcalled for the  extension of the FOI act to all bodies in receipt of “significant” public funding.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 40,000 requests for information were made to public bodies last year, while the Information Commissioner received its highest number of appeals(...)

Universities in Ireland and elsewhere are scrambling to put in place structures which can operate safely in the autumn. Online courses may appeal to some students. Photograph: iStock

Getting this year’s 60,000-plus Leaving Cert students through an assessment process, which will enable them to progress into the promised land of furt(...)

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(...)

If a student is studying one or more subjects outside a recognised school, or repeating a subject outside school, the department will be “flexible in accepting estimate marks and rankings from other schools and colleges and will look at this issue on a case-by-case basis”. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Detailed guidance is being developed on how to calculate grades for Leaving Cert students taking extra subjects outside school, the Department of Educ(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

The High Court was told the boy has been diagnosed as having several physical and mental conditions leading to behavioural difficulties. File Photograph: Collins Courts

A teenager with special needs has brought High Court challenges over a decision upholding his expulsion from the secondary school he had been attendin(...)

The Department of Education: the report on young Travellers from birth to age 24 is the fourth in a series drawing on data from the CSO, the Department,  the All Ireland Traveller Health Survey and Pobal. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Traveller babies are three times more likely to die in their first year than infants in the settled population, while later in childhood they are twic(...)

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