An empty primary classroom in  Israel which has closed its schools as part of a lockdown in Tel Aviv. There have been 13 outbreaks of Covid-19 in Irish schools since September which have led to some classes being as to self-isolate. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

A total of 35 cases of Covid-19 have been identified after students at 96 schools were tested, according to the Health Service Executive. Some 2,100 (...)

The INTO has welcomed the introduction of substitute supply panels which will make it easier for schools to access replacement teachers. Photograph: iStock

Some 2,800 part-time teachers are being offered additional hours to support schools as they reopen this week and deal with new Covid-19 guidelines. (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley    said that while students were entitled to their personal data, she confirmed that a query had been raised around the issue. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography

Leaving Cert students will not be able to access “highly sensitive” details of their class ranking when their calculated grades are released following(...)

Teachers’ unions have warned that some schools face a shortage of teachers in the months ahead, owing to illness and upcoming retirements. Photograph: iStock

Schools are facing a chronic shortage of teachers due to absences as a result of illness and retirements in the months ahead, trade unions have warned(...)

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(...)

Transition year students wearing face masks use a one-way system along the corridors on their first day back at school at Mount Sackville Secondary School in Chapelizod, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The reopening of schools across the country, which has allowed children to return to the classroom after a difficult six-month hiatus, is an important(...)

A Department of Education spokesman said Tusla would take the new public-health guidelines into account when supporting children and their parents. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Teachers have clashed with school principals over staging “risky” assemblies of pupils and staff ahead of the reopening of schools for up to a million(...)

Individual desks have been positioned for social distancing in a classroom in Italy, as preparations for the start of the school year. Most Irish schools are due to reopen over the coming days.  Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/ EPA/

The importance of reopening schools cannot be over-stated. Children have been out of the classroom for six months. A growing body of research points t(...)

Almost three quarters of teachers do not believe that students have the required technology to take part in remote learning if their school was required to close for a period, the poll found. Photograph: iStock

Almost half of all secondary schools in the State are having problems hiring builders to carry out works to allow for Covid-19 physical distancing rul(...)

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students and primary and post-primary teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot(...)

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