Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has declined to say whether teachers refusing to implement the junior cycle reforms will be disciplined. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:37

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has declined to say whether teachers refusing to implement the junior cycle reforms will be disciplined.Speaking(...)

Protests at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another day, another compromise plan for junior cycle reform dashed.The teacher unions must be aware that the scope for further negotiation is limited(...)

 Secondary school teachers at Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin picket outside the school last month over planned junior cycle reforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary teacher unions have agreed to further talks aimed at breaking the impasse over junior cycle reforms.The executive bodies of the ASTI and TUI(...)

Fintan O’Mahony, a teacher from Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, says the Department of Education must come up with a solution that suits Ireland, rather than focusing on education systems used abroad. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

While over 730 secondary schools around the State close on Thursday for a second day of strike action over junior cycle reform, educators remain divid(...)

Pasi Sahlberg: “Judgment regarding how well students have learned and grown in school is a fundamental part of teachers’ professional portfolio”

Teaching in Ireland cannot be regarded as fully professionalised until teachers change the way they assess students, according to renowned educational(...)

The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Admissions to Schools Bill An unholy alliance of the Catholic Church and that social class to which Ross O’Carroll Kelly belongs is (...)

Additional payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million over-run in education budget, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan revealed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Additional lump sum payments to retiring school teachers are responsible for close to a quarter of the €103 million overrun in the education budget th(...)

The concept of advocacy is central to the relationship between second-level teachers and students. We bat on their behalf until they are old and matur(...)

Michael Moriarty, general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland, said Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan had made “significant concessions”. Photograph: Maura Hickey 2:42

More than 730 schools are closed today as secondary teachers across the State strike over a junior cycle reform plan.The action is affecting the 333,1(...)

Secondary school teachers are to stage two, one-day strikes in protest at the planned reform of the junior cycle despite a decision this week to water(...)