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Public health guidance published on Wednesday says schools should reopen with physical distancing of at least 1m between students in most cases. Photograph: Getty Images

Second-level teachers’ unions have warned that a full reopening of schools for all students may be unlikely this autumn. In a submission to the Oirea(...)

Students wearing face masks attend class at the Lopez de Mendoza Institute in Spain. New public health guidance published today says schools should reopen with physical distancing of at least one metre between students in most cases. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP

New public health guidance published today says schools should reopen with physical distancing of at least one metre between students in most cases. (...)

‘It could mean giving students more options in the exam and not making every aspect of the exam compulsory.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Education authorities are being urged to give next year’s Leaving Cert students a greater choice of questions in the exams to help make up for lost te(...)

The TUI online conference was told what members in all sectors had delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic may have been unprecedented. File photograph: Getty

Teachers should beware of “opportunists” who would seek to “normalise” the changed working conditions that they have put in place to assist their stud(...)

Teachers’ unions have a written guarantee from the Department of Education  that teachers are providing predicted grades on a one-off basis only because of the current pandemic.

“Teachers will predict the grades of their own students and there will be no Leaving Cert exam” – if you’d suggested this at the start of 2020, teache(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: ‘With the greatest respect to Minister McHugh, I’m not aware he has medical expertise.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Teachers have accused the Government of “getting ahead of the medics” after Minister for Education Joe McHugh indicated there are plans to fully reope(...)

A teacher will only be able to use the indemnity in cases where they have performed in a professional, bona fide, manner in applying calculated grades.

The white-knuckle ride that is the Leaving Cert for the class of 2020 continues apace. The Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI)’s direct(...)

More than 60,000 students are set to receive calculated grades. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has advised its members to engage in awarding calculated grades to Leaving Certificate students after (...)

The ASTI says it has concerns relating to the professional integrity of teachers and school leaders. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said it is “too early to say” if schools will fully reopen in September amid concerns about social distancing re(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on Friday that the Leaving Certificate exams will not go ahead this summer for the first time in almost 100 years. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The Government is concerned over its exposure to legal action by students who may miss out on college places following its decision to replace the Lea(...)

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