Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says the plan is to roll out the Junior Cert proposals very gradually. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said there will be no further movement from her Department on Junior Cert reform following fresh threats of (...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Teachers protesting changes to the Junior Certificate are “ready for the long haul” following a first day-long strike unions say attracted significant(...)

Teachers protest outside Belvedere College in north Dublin. Protesters say they are  unhappy at the lack of direction from the Department of Education over what the Junior Cert reforms might entail. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy/The Irish Times 2:42

Teachers are being put in an “invidious” position in order to implement unjust proposals on their students’ education, according to educators protesti(...)

Teachers held a lunchtime protest to highlight concerns about the proposed Junior Cycle outside Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock in March this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

At least 10 per cent of teachers of English have not completed training for the Junior Certificate reforms ahead of the rollout due to start in Septem(...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn it was “difficult to continue talking” over the din but the “small but loud minority” was entitled to protest at yesterday’s ASTI conference. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has played down the controversy over the reception he received at the ASTI conference yesterday, saying it (...)

Children who spent three or more hours in front of a screen were considerably more likely to consume unhealthy foods more often and five-year-olds from more socially disadvantaged families were found to have higher levels of daily screen-time

  One in five five-year-olds is either overweight or obese, according to findings from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal study pub(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn understood that arrangements for the ballot of ASTI members was not yet finalised and it might not be completed until the third week of December. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It is in the best interests of members of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) to vote in favour of the proposals that would settle t(...)

 Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn: “It is also very much in the interests of the education system, and the country, that we are united in addressing the real financial challenges that we still face,’’ he said. 	Photograph: Photocall

Secondary school teachers have been warned by Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn that they risk losing their job-for-life protection by rejecting the(...)

This morning post-primary principals are distributing results of this year’s Junior Cert exam to the 59,823 students in their care.The 30,553 male and(...)