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A  student wearing a mask takes part in a final secondary school exam in Hong Kong. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Authorities should consider requiring Leaving Cert students to wear face masks and to observe strict social distancing rules when exams get underway i(...)

Many students will not be happy with the decision to delay the Leaving Certificate until later in the year. File photograph: PA

The move to delay the Leaving Cert exams brings much needed clarity for tens of thousands of anxious students. But it also heaps even more pressure o(...)

The closure of schools, colleges and childcare facilities was ordered from Thursday, March 12th. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Leaving Cert exams scheduled in June are to be postponed and will now run from late July until August, the Government has announced. The Junior C(...)

Grafton street

Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

Thousands of special needs assistants who normally work in schools will be on standby to fill vacancies created by moving nurses and medical staff out of community healthcare setting and into frontline jobs. Photograph: iStock

All 16,000 special needs assistants employed by schools are to be placed on standby to fill vacancies created by moving nurses and medical staff out o(...)

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services as part of the Government’s efforts to contain the c(...)

Students are learning remotely in greater numbers than ever before since the coronavirus school closures. Photograph: iStock

‘Start really small’ Sarah-Jayne Carey ICT, and Leaving Cert computer science teacher at Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School Start small and(...)

These tips should keep you going for a while and help you stay informed. Illustration: Ouyang Xiaozhen

Social distancing is vital to preventing the spread of coronavirus amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also, as people across Ireland and the world are (...)

The State Examinations Commission says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later this month. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish  Times

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) says oral and practical exams for Junior and Leaving Cert students are still scheduled to take place later thi(...)

A student from Ratoath College, Co Meath, which recently decided to drop its iPad-only policy. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A highly critical report into the mandatory use of iPads in a school has found that students were frequently distracted by the devices and used t(...)

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