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(...)

Some  79 per cent of students want the exams to be cancelled and replaced with predicted or estimated grades. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new survey shows an overwhelming majority of Leaving Cert students want the exams to be cancelled and replaced with estimated grades. A new survey (...)

A total of 60 per cent of Junior and Leaving Cert students support cancelling exams and using a predicted grade model. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tens of thousands of secondary school students want this year’s State exams to be cancelled and replaced with predicted grades. In an online survey o(...)

Leaving Cert student Luke Casserly. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Like tens of thousands of students, Luke Casserly’s phone has been pinging with messages from friends wondering what is going to happen with the Leavi(...)

School disruption: “Whatever is put in place will need to meet the need of this year’s sixth-year students.”

School management bodies have urged the Department of Education to provide greater clarity over the future of the State exams in an effort to ease stu(...)

Bringing your parents to college open days can be helpful. Photograph: iStock

Open days are not just a chance for students to explore their college or post-Leaving Cert (PLC) course options. These days, parents are just as likel(...)

Students at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co Dublin, are taking part in a review of the senior cycle, including Kadem Price, Rachel Dillon and Senan Monks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nobody ever expected Liane McCarthy to drop out of school. She was always academic, and she loved learning. But when she was 15, she hit a rough pat(...)

Young smartphone users Ciara Fanning, Sean Carey, Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh and Gearoid O’Donovan. Parenting coach Allen O’Donoghue says children’s phone use is a ‘massive issue’ among parents he works with. Photograph: Tom Honan

“They’re never off their phones.” This must be the most common gripe of the current generation of parents with teenagers. And when something goes wro(...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton  at a panel discussion on sustainability and climate change at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Annual Assembly at Liberty Hall. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has strongly rejected a contention by a student “climate striker” that the Government is not engaged on cli(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

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