Colin Murphy: Special needs education falls victim to state‘s scare tactics
An unintended consequence of the government’s ‘hammer and dance’ pandemic strategy is that our educators no longer trust the state to keep them safe
The harm being done to children with special needs by their prolonged absence from school is a tragedy. The question of political relevance is whether that tragedy was avoidable.
It certainly wasn’t predicted, at least with regard to last week’s hiatus. For the two weeks prior to that, there had appeared to be consistent progress towards a resumption of educational services for these children.
On January 6, Fórsa, the union representing...
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Analysis: Foley’s description of the hybrid Leaving Cert as ‘fair’ is very much open to question
This year’s exam offers an opportunity for some canny students, puts pressure on teachers and could intensify the points race — but are there any viable alternatives?
Lucinda Creighton: This is no way for children to live. School shutdown is immoral and without scientific basis
Our knowledge of the coronavirus may have increased exponentially over the last 12 months, but we have clearly learned nothing in our response to it
Varadkar promises parents ‘clear message’ on schools in coming days
Tánaiste says Nphet advocated a ‘very gradual approach’ to children returning to the classroom
Malcolm Byrne: Algorithms can do more harm than good if not checked for bias
The design of the predicted grade system for the Leaving Cert must be fair, transparent and explained in detail – a rule the state should apply to all algorithmic decision-making