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Students and colleges fear that late Leaving Cert results could delay the start of the academic year for thousands of first-year students and results in a last-minute scramble for accommodation. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities want Leaving Cert exams to be shifted to May to reduce stress on students and give families more time to find accommodation when college (...)

The joint committee on gender equality is examining the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on norms and stereotypes in education. File photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty has said a culture of toxic masculinity is stopping female students taking up subjects which are usually the preserve(...)

The  harmful impact of school closures on young people’s mental health  has been highlighted in numerous pieces of research. Photograph: iStock

Students are back to school, the facemasks are off – but the fallout from disruption remains. Many teachers have noticed that their students are more(...)

Maryfield College students Riya Philip, Ellen O’Mahony and Anita Sibi say the option to wear trousers as part of the school uniform should be extended to all girls’ schools. Photograph: Tom Honan

For a group of schoolgirls in a Dublin secondary school, the chilly, open-window policies in classrooms during the pandemic proved the final straw. S(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley is planning to appoint a students’ representative to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Secondary school students are set to play a key role in shaping future curriculum and assessment changes under new “revolutionary” proposals. Ministe(...)

Students are  actively campaigning for improved relationships and sexuality education in secondary schools. Photograph: iStock

The statistics make for disturbing reading. Some 244 women have been killed by men since 1996, according to Woman’s Aid; more than 1,100 female third (...)

Universities in many cases were forced to use a lottery to determine entry into high-points courses last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

High levels of grade inflation in this year’s Leaving Cert exams run the risk of students on high points losing out on their chosen courses due to inc(...)

Changes to the hybrid model Leaving Certificate in 2022 would be ‘an extremely disappointing decision’. Photograph: Alan Betson

SHAUNA BOWERS The decision to return to an exam-only Leaving Cert is “very disappointing” and “does not put student voices at the centre”, the second(...)

Students also voiced their concerns about missing classes, absenteeism of both students and teachers in the classroom and the pressure on their mental health of Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

More than two-thirds of Leaving Certificate students want a hybrid state exams model this summer, according to a comprehensive new survey. The Irish(...)

Under current plans, students sitting the 2022 State exams would see adjustments and more choice on their exam papers to account for the pandemic impact on education over the past two years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed that it is “advancing all preparations” for the 2022 Junior and Leaving Cert including oral and (...)

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