Schools that gave their students a chance to help design their transition-year programmes have managed to keep their classes more engaged. Photograph: iStock

It is a year of school that secondary students actually look forward to. But Covid-19, lockdowns and school closures have swept much of what makes tra(...)

Jennifer Gibney:“I honestly didn’t think we would get confirmation this early.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Jennifer Gibney Co Dublin At the moment, I’m still a bit on edge with the teachers’ unions expressing that they’re disappointed with the decision tha(...)

ASTI has concerns about the Leaving Cert calculated grades process

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has said it is pleased the Leaving Cert has been “preserved” but is concerned about the calculate(...)

Teachers’ unions have expressed “serious concern” over plans for the Leaving Cert and use of calculated grades for students.

Teachers’ unions have expressed “serious concern” over plans for the Leaving Cert and use of calculated grades for students. While both the Teachers’(...)

Eva McDonnell – Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock,  Cork.

Four students have outlined their concerns about the chaos the Leaving Certificate has fallen into in recent days. Eva McDonnell – Ursuline Secondary(...)

It is understood broad agreement had been reached among most parties that students would be given the option of calculated grades. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has agreed to further engagement with the Minister for Education in a bid to resolve a row which (...)

More than 2,000 students who sat the postponed Leaving Cert exams late last year will receive their results next Tuesday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 2,000 students who sat the postponed Leaving Cert exams late last year will receive their results next Tuesday. The State Examinations Comm(...)

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(...)

Thousands of Leaving Cert students are set to be given extended deadlines to complete coursework for the exams as a result of school closures

Thousands of Leaving Cert students are set to be given extended deadlines to complete coursework for the exams as a result of school closures. The St(...)

The then taoiseach  Leo Varadkar with principal Dr Áine Moran, deputy Leona Harrington and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The data published by The Irish Times today, which measures the progression of students from schools to third-level institutions, is just one fac(...)

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