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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(...)

Eoin Kelly, Elizabeth Osikomaiya, Jack Goodman, Tara O’Sullivan and Amy Birmingham, who were all due to sit their Leaving Certificate exams this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Elizabeth Osikomaiya was “buzzed” about the prospect of schools closing for a few weeks in March, as “sixth year was driving me crazy”. Little did she(...)

Secondary school students will have the option of wearing face masks if they wish in cases where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Photograph: iStock

Pupils will not be required to wear face masks in class under public health guidelines to be issued to schools this week, it is understood. While fac(...)

National Educational Psychological Service report findings, completed earlier this summer, were a key factor in the then minister for education’s decision to cancel the summer Leaving Cert exams.

Irish students have much higher levels of anxiety over schoolwork and exam-related stress than other developed countries, according to a report compil(...)

The motion noted the continuing risk associated with Covid-19, deficits in terms of physical infrastructure and facilities in education sector workplaces. Photograph: iStock

Teachers have warned of potential industrial action if schools do not re-open in line with public health advice or if this poses a risk to health and (...)

There was   much greater reliance on phone-based communication – such as WhatsApp – for some classes in disadvantaged schools. Photograph: iStock

School closures have had a much more severe impact on students’ learning and motivation in disadvantaged secondary schools, a new ESRI study indicates(...)

Paddy Mallon, consultant in Infectious Diseases in St Monicas ward on the Nutley Wing for Covid-19 patients at St Vincents University Hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

An infectious diseases specialist will on Thursday warn the Oireachtas about a second wave of Covid-19 and call on the Government for greater healthca(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill is among the signatories of the letter urging political parties to make the establishment of the new department a priority in the government formation talks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If Ireland’s higher education and research sector is left to face its current financial challenge on its own, “with the State ignoring it the way it h(...)

The class of 2020 faces lots of questions this year. Photograph: iStock

Will CAO points for my course go up or down? Should I defer college until the Covid-19 fallout subsides? Will it be worth getting student accommodat(...)

Are you happy with the decision? Do you think it is fair? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

This year’s Leaving Cert exams are set to be cancelled, with students awarded predictive grades based on their classwork, according to Irish Times Edu(...)

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