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
The decision to close schools last March was an understandable one, at least at the outset. The coronavirus at that point was something of an unknown quantity.
Experts could not decipher whether children transmitted the virus – remember how they were called “vectors” by some – and it was not clear how transmissible it was.
There were ongoing discussions as to the extent of how airborne it was, whether masks were of use,...
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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?
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
‘Continued school closures could affect supply of new teachers’
Senior academic warns that if classrooms are empty in the next academic year then students will not be able to gain practical experience