Ali Ali, Zaid Alshareefy, Robert Hernon and Mousa Alfaleh, joined Leaving cert students protest outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert students disappointed with their calculated grades can access a final appeals process independent of the Department of Education, it has (...)

It is crucial that all school communities remain flexible and adaptive to the status of the disease in their community. Photograph: iStock

With less than a week remaining before Ireland’s secondary schools reopen their doors for the new school year, flexibility, clear communication and un(...)

Martin Marjoram, president of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, right, with general secretary John Mac Gabhann, at Leinster House  earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s plans to reopen the State’s schools will be “massively complex” and demand constant vigilance for unexpected events, teachers have wa(...)

Teachers’ unions have warned that schools may not fully reopen in September due to social distancing requirements.   Photograph: JL CereijidoEPA

A return to distance learning in schools would have a severe impact on students’ education and motivation and widen the digital divide, experts have w(...)

The National Association of Principals and Deputies has warned parents against heading abroad on holidays. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents who bring their families on holiday abroad risk jeopardising the safe reopening of schools in September, an Oireachtas committee has heard. A(...)

Leaving Cert grades are due to be issued as close as possible to the traditional date in mid-August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Secondary schools are due to begin sending calculated grades for more than 60,000 Leaving Cert students to the Department of Education from this week.(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh said the announcement gave students clarity over the future of the exams and would allow students to catch up on work.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Many secondary students have expressed concern that the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert until late summer will lead to burnout and (...)

The Government is expected to give some indication on Friday on the status of both sets of State examinations. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Children’s Ombudsman has called for “urgent clarity” on plans for this year’s Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations which are due to b(...)

The Government is to shelve controversial plans to change the way special needs assistants (SNAs) are allocated to support tens of thousands of vulnerable schoolchildren. Photograph: iStock

The Government has shelved controversial plans to change the way special needs assistants (SNAs) are allocated to support tens of thousands of vu(...)

Students graduating from CSN College of Further Education in Cork. Further education is becoming an important route for entry into third-level degree courses. File photograph: Diane Cusack

Students who first complete further education courses are significantly more likely to graduate from third-level degree courses, new research suggest(...)

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