Jan O Sullivan: ‘We cannot continue to negotiate forever,’ she said at the Labour Party conference in Killarney. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill 1:37

Department of Education officials are due to brief school managers today on how they intend to proceed with implementing junior cycle reforms despite(...)

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(...)

Dr Pauric Travers, who drew up a compromise plan. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The executive bodies of the ASTI and TUI, which together represent 27,000 post-primary teachers, are holding a crucial meeting to decide whether to(...)

Post-primary teachers on strike over proposed junior cycle reforms. The ASTI and TUI are to consider a revised set of proposals on the reforms at a joint meeting of their executive committees. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Amended proposals on junior cycle reform will be considered by teachers unions next week in a bid to avoid further strike action.A revised set of comp(...)

Proposals aimed at breaking the impasse over the junior cycle dispute have been rejected by officials from the two unions representing post-primary teachers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Executive members of the secondary teacher unions have rejected a compromise plan in the junior cycle dispute under which students would be assesse(...)

Real change across junior cycle will begin by changing what happens at the end of junior cycle, the NCCA says. But teacher unions are opposed to current reform plans. Above, members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike late last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a frequently heard reference in education about assessment being the tail that wags the curriculum dog. Judging by the number of column inc(...)

Gerry Quinn (centre, front) president of the TUI with union members during the teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The fact that the last government saw merit in scrapping the Junior Certificate to save €15 million a year is “authoritative evidence” of a cost-savin(...)

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 strike: members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Teachers on the picket lines spoke as one yesterday in defending external assessment of the Junior Cert exam. Protesting outside Belvedere Coll(...)

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(...)