Junior Cycle

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The first wellbeing classes, starting next September,  are aimed at enhancing students’ physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. File photograph: Getty Images

Schools will have to reduce the time spent teaching subjects such as science or European languages to facilitate the introduction of “wellbeing” class(...)

  The ASTI picket at Monkstown Park College in Dublin during a strike in November. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Second-level teachers who are members of the ASTI are to take further industrial action “as appropriate”. The ASTI standing committee met on Friday t(...)

Students involved in group work as part of the reformed Junior Cycle.

Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t end quickly enough, up popped our annual visitor, casting a long shadow: school feeder tables. Not quite Trump or(...)

By second year,  females from middle-class professional backgrounds maintain interest in education while another group begins  actively disengaging from school work. Photograph: Getty Images

Children return to school today after the Christmas break and for many of those in third year the mock Junior Certificate exams are only weeks away. (...)

The latest talks follow industrial action which led to the closure of hundreds of secondary schools last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Almost 10,000 secondary teachers will lose out on thousands of euro in planned pay increases over the coming months if they reject proposals aimed at (...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle

This week thousands of students will take part in the first ever assessment task linked to the new junior cycle. It may not sound like much, but it’s(...)

ASTI  shop stewards have been asked to distribute this poster to staff members and to display it in “a prominent position in their classrooms”.

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has been accused of targeting pupils after it emerged that members have been asked to display pos(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education, will ask the ASTI that English teachers be given a derogation to “avoid disadvantaging current students any further”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Richard Bruton will today call on the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) to suspend its opposition to junior cyc(...)

The first classroom-based assessments are due to take place in schools next month for second-year English classes. Photograph: The Irish Times

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has issued a fresh warning to members that they are prohibited from engaging in any form of traini(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

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