The revised Framework for Junior Cycle confirms that English will be the first subject assessed through classroom-based exercises in conjunction with a shorter exam at the end of third year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new subject of wellbeing will be introduced to students starting the first year of secondary school in September 2017 under a revised timetable for (...)

ASTI members protesting earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are to vote on whether to accept the compromise junior cycle reform plan without a (...)

A statue of Socrates in Athens: the philosopher  was a “midwife” to the truth. Teachers must interrogate pupils’ standpoints and create critical thinking

We’re only about 2,500 years behind the Greeks but Philosophy is finally making it on to the school curriculum. The National Council for Curriculum an(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has announced that agreement on all aspects of the junior cycle reform has concluded with the two main teache(...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president and Philip Irwin, ASTI president with secondary school teachers at Newpark Comprehensive. Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, at a picket  over planned junior cycle reforms earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of days lost due to industrial disputes in the first three months of the year were higher than for the whole of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combine(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (l) and ASTI president Philip Irwin during  teacher protests earlier this month. The executive committees of both unions are meeting to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior cycle reform. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committees of the two secondary teachers unions are meeting on Friday to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior (...)

Teacher unions expect up to 27,000 members to protest outside secondary schools across the State on Thursday.  Claire Grant (ASTI) and Jimmy Kelly (TUI)  at a protest earlier this year outside Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times. 2:00

Teacher unions expect thousands of members to protest outside secondary schools across the State on Thursday. The demonstrations, organised by the Ass(...)

Gerry Quinn, TUI president, and Philip Irwin, Asti president with teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Co Dublin, on a picket in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Department of Education has apologised for giving inaccurate information to The Irish Times on the number of teachers who were paid for the two(...)

Only about a dozen English teachers have attended training sessions for the new junior cycle programme, the Department of Education said

Only about a dozen English teachers have attended training sessions for the new junior cycle programme, the Department of Education said.Eight of 14 t(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: said the picketing ‘sits uneasily’ with the unions‘ commitment to knowledge and learning.

Business group Ibec has strongly criticised the use of pickets at teacher training centres to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.(...)