Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road, Dublin, during the last teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

Secondary school teachers are to hold a second day of strike action over the reform of the junior cycle on Thursday, January 22nd.More than 730 second(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two unions representing secondary teachers are to meet next week to decide the date for a second one-day strike in January.As their dispute with(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said s he had already moved considerably on the junior cycle plan but ‘but negotiation involves movement from both sides’. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley

School principals have been told by teacher unions to close secondary schools in their entirety next Tuesday when the first of two one-day strikes tak(...)

ASTI president Philip Irwin said teachers’ key objectives around junior cycle reform have not yet been addressed, and with all avenues exhausted, they have no option but to escalate industrial action.

Secondary teachers have been urged to call off industrial action scheduled to take place in December and January.Delegates at the annual conference of(...)

Compromise offered by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan was rejected by teachers. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Fennells

Claims by the teacher unions that they have widespread public support for their stance on the junior cycle reforms have been challenged by the Nationa(...)

Philip Irwin, president of ASTI; and Jeanne Barrett, chairwoman of CSPE teachers’ association

The civic-mindedness of secondary schools is being put to the test by the decision to reduce Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) into a sh(...)

For all its flaws, the plan for the allocation of special educational needs supports is well-intentioned, and schools are broadly supportive

Plans to have a new system in place by next September for the allocation of special educational needs supports are looking increasingly optimistic.(...)

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat of strike action.

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat o(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I would like to thank the teachers who worked diligently with their students over the three-year cycle.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Junior Cert results out today indicate that performance in science and mathematics continues to improve, reflecting similar progress in the senior cy(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Sent back to her old job by the CSPE exam.

A mix of wordy and nonwordy questions were laid out for Junior Certs yesterday in the second year of a Maths Paper II exam drawn from the new Project (...)