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Teacher Joanne Conlon with pupils on their first day in class P1 at St John the Baptist Primary School in west Belfast, on Tuesday, as the pandemic continues unabated. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

More than £2 billion (€2.25 billion) has been spent on the response to the coronavirus pandemic in the North, according to a report published on Wedne(...)

A pupil returns to school at Holyrood secondary school in Glasgow on August 12th. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s education secretary has insisted the government is following the “best scientific and medical advice” after announcing a U-turn on guidance (...)

Students at Hazelwood College in Belfast celebrate receiving their  GCSE results on Thursday. Photograph:  Dean Kernoghan/Hazelwood College/PA Wire.

GCSE grades have risen significantly in Northern Ireland after students were awarded marks based on their teachers’ predictions. Just under 90 per c(...)

(L to R) Kylie McComb, Kathleen Malone, and Ruben Hughes protest  in Belfast over grading  by algorithm on Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It feels as if all the long-denied problems with Northern Ireland’s education system have suddenly come to a head. Attempting to calculate A-level re(...)

North’s Minister for Education Peter Weir: abandoned the system after widespread controversy over a statistical “anomaly” that downgraded 37 per cent of marks. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A and AS-level students in Northern Ireland will receive their revised grades on Friday, the North’s exam board, the Council for the Curriculum, Exami(...)

 Northern Ireland Minister for Education  Peter Weir:  rejected claims he had followed London, describing an ’inextricable link’ between Northern Ireland and Britain.

The controversy over exam results in Northern Ireland underlines the “absolute necessity” of a full time return to school for all pupils from next wee(...)

A-level student Ruben Hughes protests in Belfast on Monday over the handling of this year’s final grades. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland school leavers who received a final mark lower than that predicted by their teachers are to have their grades reinstated, the North’s(...)

Peter Weir insisted that if teacher predictions were used without standardisation, the results would not have “any level of credibility”

Solely using teacher estimates to allocate A-level grades in Northern Ireland would lack any level of credibility, the North’s education minister has (...)

The CCEA said the standardisation process ensured that standards were maintained. Photograph: The Irish Times/File

Close to one in 10 students who received their A-level results in Northern Ireland on Thursday achieved at least one A* grade, the exams body has repo(...)

Northern Ireland reported 48 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Minister for Health has expressed his “concern” at the “continuing threat” posed by coronavirus, as the number of cases of Covid-19 in Nor(...)

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