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Jackson Lennon (20), who  transitioned from female to male. ‘Nobody cared what I wore in the end,’ he says of his school uniform. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

“Morning, girls. Morning, Jack.” When Jackson Lennon (20) transitioned from female to male in an all-girls Dublin Catholic secondary school, he recei(...)

Pupils of Corpus Christi, Moyross, Limerick, take part in a mindfulness class at the new ‘wellness hub’. Photograph: Alan Place

Welcome to the “wellness hub” at Corpus Christi primary school. Here you’ll find one-to-one counseling for pupils and parents, play or music therapy f(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children. ‘We believe that schools should be fully inclusive and promote equality,’ he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

School admission rules which discriminate in favour of past pupils’ children risk locking generations of vulnerable young people into a cycle of disad(...)

The National Parents Council Primary has called for flexibility around the enforcement of the new mask wearing rules. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Primary schools have reported high compliance rates of between 90 and 100 per cent on the first day of new rules which require pupils in third class u(...)

Aleigha Babington-Byrne (right) and Urszula Murek (left) among third class pupils from St Clare’s Primary School in Harold’s Cross, Dublin wearing facemarks in the classroom during lessons on Wednesday.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parents will need a medical certificate if they wish to avoid any child from third class upwards having to wear a face mask under guidelines to be iss(...)

National Parents Council Primary received more than 700 contacts from parents within hours of Nphet’s recommendations being reported. Photograph: iStock

Parents’ groups have warned that many families will not send their children into school if they are forced to wear face masks. The National Public He(...)

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 (...)

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