Fórsa members in the education sector were reporting that a number of schools have either refused to purchase personal protective equipment ‘or are requiring staff to reuse face masks contrary to HSE advice’. Photograph: iStock

A significant number of staff in schools are providing personal care to students without adequate personal protective equipment, the country’s largest(...)

The first day of “big school” will be like no other for those starting on Monday. That was the case not only for the 22 junior infants who on Fri(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

Some 52 per cent of primary schoolchildren said they learned less at home than in school, while 71.8 per cent of post-primary students said they learned a lot or a little less. Photograph: iStock

A majority of Irish children feel their learning was negatively impacted by homeschooling during the pandemic, with learning out of the classroom als(...)

The measures  called for include increased one-to-one support for students returning to school through the reinstatement of  guidance counsellor hours.

Many secondary school students feel worried that they have lost out due to distance learning and fear falling further behind in the coming academic ye(...)

The State Examintions Commission is planning to run the Leaving Cert written exams in November 2020.

Leaving Cert students have less than a week to register online to opt-in to receive their calculated grades. Minister for Education Norma Foley has c(...)

Schoolchildren in Dublin have benefited from Irish Youth Foundation-funded programmes to support pupils during school transitions

When the new academic year eventually gets under way in late August, it will be a major readjustment for hundreds of thousands of children who have sp(...)

Who knows if families’ experience through lockdown will make them more or less likely to embrace new online opportunities?

Never has there been a summer when children so badly need the companionship, creativity and physical exertion that camps offer when schools close thei(...)

A primary school class at the Etablissement Primaire de l’ecole vaudoise, in Morges, Switzerland. It is one of a number of European countries which reopened schools this week. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/ EPA

Parents’ representatives have called for primary schools to be reopened as soon as possible in line with public health advice. While schools are not (...)

The poll of more than 30,000 parents - which included about 19,000 whose children are due to sit the Leaving Cert - found that 71 per cent were not in favour of deferring the exams.

A large majority of parents of Leaving Cert students are not in favour of the Government’s decision to postpone exams until August, according to a sur(...)

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