People arrive to quarantine at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry:  Teachers returning from the Middle East who are fully  vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine will  be required to quarantine on their return. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fully vaccinated Irish teachers returning from their posts in the Middle East are facing mandatory hotel quarantine because they received the Chinese-(...)

The Department of Education said it will arrange for the provision to schools of carbon dioxide monitors ‘over the coming months’. Photograph: iStock

Poorly ventilated schools will be provided with air monitors and air cleaners to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 under updated guidance issued by t(...)

The number of Covid-19 outbreaks in schools rose to 61 during the May 2nd-May 8th period, up from 29 the previous week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Transmission rates for Covid-19 appear to remain low in schools despite the number of outbreaks in education settings doubling from 29 to 61 in the s(...)

Many Leaving Cert students  are “terrified” about testing positive for Covid-19 or being designated a close contact and jeopardising their chances of sitting the written exams. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many Leaving Cert students say they feel worried about testing positive for Covid-19 or being designated a close contact and jeopardising their chance(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring legislation to Cabinet on Tuesday to allow students found to have lobbied teachers in respect of the accredited grades scheme have their results withheld.

The Teachers Union of Ireland has welcomed a move to allow Leaving Certificate grades to be withheld from students in the event of lobbying, a sanctio(...)

Some sources say any potential industrial action might be deferred until the new academic year, which begins in late August. File photograph: The Irish Times

All three teachers’ unions look set to debate emergency motions calling for industrial action this week unless their members are moved up the vaccinat(...)

Secondary schools are due to close to all students on May 28th – a week early – to allow teachers to complete this calculated grade process. Photograph: iStock

Students’ Leaving Cert results may be permanently withheld if there is evidence that teachers are being canvassed to improve their calculated grades. (...)

Under draft plans, all 60,000 Leaving Cert students would have the option to avail of calculated grades and complete written exams in June if they wished, according to well-placed sources. File photograph: iStock

The Government says it is determined to press ahead with planning for the Leaving Cert this year, with or without the agreement of the Association of(...)

Talks between the Department of Education and unions are continuing this week with hopes that schools will be able to reopen on a phase basis between February and March. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Talks between the Department of Education and unions are continuing this week with hopes that schools will be able to reopen on a phased basis between(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said the  focus  is to resume in-person education for children with special needs. Photograph: Julien Behal

Talks between Government and teaching staff have been scaled up this week in a bid to force a breakthrough in special education provision. Negotiatio(...)

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