Paul Rolston

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Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

More than 60,000 students are set to receive calculated grades. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has advised its members to engage in awarding calculated grades to Leaving Certificate students after (...)

Department fo Education sources say option of awarding grades to students in the absence of exams will be discussedPhotograph: Eric Luke

Teachers’ unions have voiced concerns with Department of Education officials about the health implications for members if the Leaving Cert goes ahead (...)

Luke Casserly: “We are the ‘lucky’ ones, getting to be the guinea pigs.” Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

“The class of 2020”. Back in September, 2013, that opening caption on the presentation at the introductory evening for parents of first-year students (...)

The cost of iPads and other digital devices in schools is a major issue for parents, say campaign groups. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

School policies which require the mandatory purchase of iPads at a cost of up to €1,000 are forcing many hard-pressed parents to borrow money, accordi(...)