The acting Minister for Education says she is willing to engage with the ASTI to clarify any issues regarding Junior Cycle reform.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
The union of Irish secondary school teachers is meeting today to discuss the framework for the new Junior Cycle.
Sat, 05 Mar, 2016
Students who get 20% in their Junior Cycle exams will pass them, under planned new reforms.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
The national executive of the largest secondary teachers union is meeting in special session this afternoon after members voted against junior cycle reforms.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
The Education Minister has said she is “deeply disappointed” at the decision of the country's largest secondary teachers union to reject the latest junior cycle proposals.
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
Second-level teachers would have one less class a week to facilitate planning and meetings for the junior cycle system, under a new deal between unions and the Department of Education.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2015
School principals and deputy school principals are discussing reform of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert today.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2015
The controversy over reform of the Junior Certificate is set to top the agenda at the Teachers Union of Ireland congress today.
Tue, 07 Apr, 2015
Further strikes or mass demonstrations at the Department of Education could be staged in the next school year if the junior cycle row remains un-resolved, a union leader has warned.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
New assessment methods for junior cert students are to be covered in training which Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan plans to take place next month despite an ongoing union ban on 27,000 teachers attending.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2015
Community and comprehensive schools say they are frustrated with the slow progress on Junior Cycle reform.
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015
The Teachers Union of Ireland has said teachers would not support the current compromise plan for the Junior Cycle if it was put to a ballot.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is inviting the secondary teachers unions to talks on the planned replacement to the Junior Cert.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
Little effect is likely to be felt by students or schools as teachers begin industrial action today in protest at reforms that will see the abolition of the Junior Certificate.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Debating the proposed changes to the Junior Cert cycle have bitterly divided the educational establishment.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2014
Ballots for industrial action by the country’s 27,000 second-level teachers over the new junior cycle are to take place next month.
Sat, 15 Feb, 2014