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The Government ’s decision to close all schools  is “unconstitutional”, according to legal opinion obtained by children’s rights campaigners. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Government ’s decision to close all schools and the continued lack of education for some groups of children is “unconstitutional”, according to le(...)

Teachers groups have said more accommodation is needed in State exams for students who missed class time due to Covid restrictions. File Photograph: Peter Thursfield

There are “major concerns” that students and teachers in exam years will be unable to complete the curriculum due to time lost during the initial Covi(...)

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(...)

National Parents’ Council Post Primary says parents will be required to “step outside comfort zones”. Photograph: iStock

An overwhelming majority of parents want their children fully back to school in the autumn, the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee has been told. A survey of (...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team has said it does not see schools returning before September.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

It is unlikely that primary schools will reopen in June, the general secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) John Boyle has said.(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

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 (...)

Some working parents say they are struggling to home school their children with little support from their teachers or schools. Stock photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has told teachers they are expected to provide lessons and support for students during the coronavirus school closures. (...)

Eoin Fitzpatrick, principal of Bunscoil Chríost Rí in Cork: movement breaks are vital for school children. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sit still – it’s the mantra of most classrooms, but not at primary principal Eoin Fitzpatrick’s school in Cork. In between lessons the pupils close t(...)

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