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ASTI has concerns about the Leaving Cert calculated grades process

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has said it is pleased the Leaving Cert has been “preserved” but is concerned about the calculate(...)

The ASTI leadership had urged members to reject the proposed agreement in the ballot. File photograph: The Irish Times

Second-level teachers represented by the ASTI trade union have voted decisively to reject the proposed new public service pay agreement. In a ballot,(...)

  Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland president says union’s preference is that State exams should proceed this summer, with modified papers. File photograph: iStock

The Cabinet will next week make a final decision on the format of this year’s Leaving Certificate exams with a number of options still under consider(...)

There was a growing expectation ahead of the Cabinet committee on education’s meeting that Leaving Cert students will be offered a choice between sitting their exams in June or being awarded calculated grades. Photograph: iStock

The president of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), Ann Piggott, has said that their preference is that State exams should proceed (...)

Talks over contingency plans for the Leaving Cert are to intensify this week amid growing expectation that a formal decision on the future of the exams will be made shortly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Most children will not be back in school next month and may not return to the classroom until close to Easter, according to Government sources. The G(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie. The union is to urge members to reject the new public pay deal.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Second-level teachers union the ASTI is to urge its members to reject the new public service pay agreement in a forthcoming ballot. The union said o(...)

Parents and guardians should keep other factors in mind besides academic achievement when choosing a school for their child. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2020 Feeder School tables Critics of feeder school data contend that there is so much more to a school than(...)

Public health authorities say latest data indicates schools safe settings with very low rates of transmission of Covid-19.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Substantial progress on safety issues in schools is needed to avoid industrial action, the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has warned(...)

Nphet says that the data on positivity rates in schools suggested that they are not drivers of infection. Photograph: iStock

The chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan has said he does not anticipate the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) advising the Government no(...)

Since the country moved into nationwide Level 5 lockdown last week, teachers’ trade unions have expressed concerns over schools remaining open. Photograph: iStock

Schools are facing staff shortages while teachers are required to self-isolate while awaiting Covid-19 test results, the Association of Secondary Teac(...)

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