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(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the leading teachers unions has called on the Department of Education to reconsider its plans to resume in-person special education later this (...)

Coronavirus sign on the gates of a school in Reading, England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Teachers will seek reassurances from Government and public health officials this week that it is safe for schools to reopen as planned on January 11th(...)

 Schools had been due to reopen on January 6th, but the decision to delay was made at a hastily convened Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has agreed to keep schools closed until January 11th following record numbers of Covid-19 cases in recent days and calls from unions and p(...)

The ASTI general secretary said a survey of its members indicated that a vast majority of schools did not have a ventilation system and many were keeping windows open to increase air flow. Photograph: iStock

Schools could end up closing if there is a cold snap due to the lack of adequate ventilation systems in classrooms, teachers’ unions have warned. The(...)

The Department of Education has confirmed that there are no plans to extend the school break at Christmas despite calls from a teachers’ union to do so. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP

The Department of Education has confirmed that there are no plans to extend the school break at Christmas despite calls from a teachers’ union to do s(...)

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