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#junior cycle

# junior-cycle - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Jan O’Sullivan is ‘absolutely determined’ to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom…

# junior-cycle - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Today’s top stories in 7 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# junior-cycle - Friday 6 February, 2015

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Will it mean peace in our time?

# junior-cycle - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?

Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.

# junior-cycle - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike?

Second level teachers are set to stage another day of strike action later this month.

# junior-cycle - Friday 12 December, 2014

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

# junior-cycle - Monday 8 December, 2014

The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle

In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.

# junior-cycle - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Opinion: ‘I want to support my students, I don’t want to judge them’

Opinion: ‘I want to support my students, I don’t want to judge them’

Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.

# junior-cycle - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation

Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.

# junior-cycle - Friday 14 November, 2014

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.

Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners

The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.

# junior-cycle - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# junior-cycle - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

"Last resort": Teachers could strike over Junior Cert reforms

The Department of Education said that talks are ongoing between the Minister and teachers.

# junior-cycle - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

# junior-cycle - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Hundreds of teachers won’t be trained for the new English curriculum by September

It has prompted renewed calls from the opposition for changes to the Junior Cycle to be delayed.

# junior-cycle - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

# junior-cycle - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Majority of teachers say schools won’t be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.

# junior-cycle - Monday 31 March, 2014

Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life

With the right support, we can raise a new generation of politically aware citizens eager to reinvigorate the electorate, writes Clive Byrne.

# junior-cycle - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Alan Shatter, tragic workplace accidents and angry Ryanair customers.

Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle

A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.

# junior-cycle - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

# junior-cycle - Friday 17 January, 2014

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award ‘unanswered’

The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.

# junior-cycle - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

First it was ‘The Inter’, then it was the Junior Cert… now it’s got a new name…

Irish people will soon have a new method of figuring out each other’s ages, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn confirmed this morning…

# junior-cycle - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

# junior-cycle - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Poll: Do you support an overhaul of the Junior Cycle? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support an overhaul of the Junior Cycle?

Ruairí Quinn is to outline a “major overhaul” of the Junior Cycle today, which is expected to include the abolishing of the State exam.

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