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Beverley Callender has been a nurse at Villiers School in Limerick  for the past 14 years. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

“It’s a bit of an enigma being a school nurse,” says Valerie Pedlow about a job she has worked in for almost 30 years, currently at Wesley College in (...)

 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(...)

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.(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

Primary school children sit at desks spaced about two yards apart, in Logumkloster, Denmark. Photograph: Emile Ducke/The New York Times

To get a sense of what Irish classrooms might look like when they eventually reopen, Tingjerg primary school in Denmark offers a glimpse into the futu(...)

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 report identifies potential solutions such as better distribution of workload and improved salaries. Photograph: Eric Luke

The next “emergency” in education will be a shortage of secondary principals due to the growing burden on school leaders, a national representative bo(...)

Banbridge Academy in Co Down is one of three schools in the North that have returning pupils from trips to Italy. They have been sent home and their families asked to self-isolate. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

There has been confusion among schools and parents over how to deal with pupils who have returned in recent days from trips to areas of Italy and Tene(...)

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