The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: he said the “penny-pinching under-vestment in our schools has gone on for too long, the cuts have been too deep”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A commitment of €42 million to help secondary schools prepare classrooms for the return of students is insufficient, and the Government will have to “(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government intends to open schools fully at the end of August and will unveil a plan in the coming days aimed at allowing all pupils to return to (...)

Monica Hickey, 5th class teacher, and Matt Melvin, school principal, at St Etchen’s National School, Kinnegad, Co Westmeath in a classroom that can now accomodate 20 pupils according to the HSE guidelines on social distancing in schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

When public health guidelines for the safe reopening of schools were published this week, they worried Matt Melvin, principal of St Etchen’s National (...)

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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