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Detailed guidance for teachers on how to apply calculated grades for Leaving Cert students is due to be issued on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

How, simply, will the calculated grades process work? There are two stages to the process. First, teachers will be asked to provide an estimated per(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

Teachers’ unions and principals were consulting with the Department  on Tuesday over the final details of the official guidance which is due to be issued to thousands of teachers in the country’s 700-plus secondary schools this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

Teachers will be directed to declare conflicts of interest when grading Leaving Cert students who are close family members under official guidance to (...)

The minimum entry requirement for apprenticeships  – managed through the State training agency Solas  – is for a a learner to have achieved the Junior Cert/Junior Cycle. Photograph: iStock

My son in third year has always wanted to be an electrician and is determined to leave school before the Leaving Cert and start an apprenticeship. Giv(...)

Plans to hold Junior Cycle exams in September have been cancelled.

Schools are to be given the freedom to decide whether to run school-based assessments for Junior Cycle students during May. The move means exams that(...)

The poll of more than 30,000 parents - which included about 19,000 whose children are due to sit the Leaving Cert - found that 71 per cent were not in favour of deferring the exams.

A large majority of parents of Leaving Cert students are not in favour of the Government’s decision to postpone exams until August, according to a sur(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with representatives of students, parents and schools. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with rep(...)

Discussions are taking place over plans for schools to resume teaching for sixth-year students for two weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert. File photograph: David Sleator

The Leaving Cert may end up finishing in early September with just a single exam each day under plans to minimise public health risks, according to se(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan, his deputy   Dr Ronan Glynn (right) and chief clinical officer  Dr Colm Henry (second left) and Dr Cillian De Gascun (left) at a Covid-19 press conference at the Department of Health. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

How is Ireland doing in the fight to slow the spread of Covid-19? After more than two weeks of lockdown with wide ranging restrictions limiting comme(...)

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams until later this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has stated that it will work to support the Government’s decision to postpone the Leaving Cert exams u(...)

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