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# teachers - Saturday 28 February, 2015

"I'm not talking about discipline": Minister won't say whether teachers will be punished

Jan O’Sullivan says she’s pressing ahead with junior cycle reforms, insisting individual teachers “want to get on with it”.

# teachers - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember Teacher Teacher

10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember


# teachers - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# teachers - 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.

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

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.

# teachers - Thursday 22 January, 2015

"It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work"

Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.

Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint ... but not in a good way

The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.

Mock battle: Students' last-minute plea to teachers as pickets begin

Members of the ASTI and the TUI are striking today, after the latest round of talks with the Department collapsed last week.

# teachers - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

Garda vetting of 36,000 teachers will wait until after new laws are brought in

The minister also wants fitness to teach hearings to be held in public.

# teachers - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again

Talks aimed at breaking the impasse have failed.

# teachers - Monday 22 December, 2014

Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles

That’s since the beginning of the recession.

# teachers - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Teachers unhappy some increment payments not in Christmas salaries

The delay is being blamed on a glitch in the department’s payroll system.

# teachers - 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.

# teachers - 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.

# teachers - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

No resolution in sight for striking teachers

The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.

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.

Teachers are striking today - Here's why

The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.

# teachers - Monday 1 December, 2014

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# teachers - Friday 28 November, 2014

Teachers aren't backing down - they're going to strike on Tuesday

The ASTI says they need more movement from Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan.

# teachers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

# teachers - Friday 21 November, 2014

Louise O'Keeffe contacted by children who are being abused by their teachers

“Eight and 12-year-old children in schools today shouldn’t know who Louise O’Keeffe is”.

# teachers - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan says she's not budging an inch

The TUI and ASTI have announced two days of strike action — the first set to take place on 2 December.

# teachers - Friday 14 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.

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.

# teachers - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month

Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.

# teachers - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# teachers - Friday 24 October, 2014

Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake

Is it pay day? Eh, no.

# teachers - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

# teachers - Monday 13 October, 2014

Over 300 new resource teaching posts for children with special needs announced

Details of the allocations will be revealed this afternoon.

# teachers - Thursday 9 October, 2014

This TD wants to tax lotto winnings to pay for more teachers

Stephen Donnelly also wants us to team up with the NHS and make Irish Water more efficient.

# teachers - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Routine mental health screening in schools could help 1 in 10 children with issues

10-20% of children and young people would benefit from some sort of mental health intervention.

# teachers - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

One third of secondary teachers are on part-time contracts

But that could be about to change.

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

# teachers - Sunday 14 September, 2014

In Your Words: Being a gay teacher in Ireland

Experiencing homophobia in all forms, while being in fear of their work, job and career. These five teachers tell their stories…

# teachers - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world

But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…

# teachers - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.