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# junior-cycle - Friday 21 August, 2020

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
# Schools
# Schools

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

Aug 21st 2020, 9:58 PM 50,597 Views 23 Comments

The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# junior-cycle - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September
# History Lesson
# History Lesson

All first-year students will have to study history as part of the Junior Cycle from September

Feb 18th 2020, 2:57 PM 21,680 Views 26 Comments

History is now a core subject on the Junior Cycle.

# junior-cycle - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject
# Report
# Report

Review of junior cycle History recommends it should remain as an optional subject

Updated Sep 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 11,069 Views 65 Comments

The minister announced last year that he requested a review into the subject’s status.

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should History be compulsory for Junior Cycle students?

Sep 25th 2019, 10:00 AM 21,098 Views 58 Comments

The subject became optional for students last September.

# junior-cycle - Saturday 5 May, 2018

The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History
# History
# History

The past isn't the past, it's not even over: We can't discard Junior Cert History

May 5th 2018, 10:00 PM 66,487 Views 41 Comments

Author John Connell agrees with President Higgins that making the study of History optional at junior cycle is to lose a part of our national identity.

# junior-cycle - Monday 4 September, 2017

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students
# Junior Cycle
# Junior Cycle

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

Sep 4th 2017, 3:20 PM 12,009 Views 19 Comments

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

# junior-cycle - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition
# Changes
# Changes

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

Sep 24th 2015, 9:25 PM 18,190 Views 100 Comments

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
# Lunch Fix
# Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 7 seconds

May 7th 2015, 1:00 PM 8,881 Views 2 Comments

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
# Let's Take A Look
# Let's Take A Look

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Feb 6th 2015, 5:02 PM 11,102 Views 79 Comments

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?
# Education
# Education

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

Jan 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 402 Views 56 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jan 29th 2015, 10:11 AM 18,255 Views 80 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers be banned from going on strike?

Jan 13th 2015, 9:18 AM 20,466 Views 102 Comments

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
# School's Out
# School's Out

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Dec 12th 2014, 12:58 PM 10,387 Views 101 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Dec 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 152 Views 29 Comments

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'

Dec 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 145 Views 30 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Nov 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 749 Views 62 Comments

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
# Striiike
# Striiike

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Nov 14th 2014, 10:58 PM 35,348 Views 187 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Nov 14th 2014, 12:00 PM 142 Views 38 Comments

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
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Nov 12th 2014, 1:02 PM 8,061 Views 2 Comments

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
# ASTI
# ASTI

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

Oct 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,495 Views 105 Comments

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?
# Story Of Life
# Story Of Life

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

Aug 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 901 Views 53 Comments

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
# Jcsa
# Jcsa

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

Jul 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,546 Views 20 Comments

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
# Rumble For Ruairi
# Rumble For Ruairi

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 11:01 PM 22,457 Views 169 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

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

Apr 17th 2014, 8:36 AM 8,076 Views 43 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Mar 31st 2014, 8:00 AM 21 Views 28 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Feb 21st 2014, 11:00 PM 13,893 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 21st 2014, 9:49 PM 17,155 Views 174 Comments

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
# Junior Cycle Student Award
# Junior Cycle Student Award

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Jan 19th 2014, 2:38 PM 6,408 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Education
# Education

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered'

Jan 17th 2014, 5:55 PM 11,500 Views 59 Comments

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…
# Junior Cycle
# Junior Cycle

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

Jan 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 53,786 Views 127 Comments

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
# Reform Plan
# Reform Plan

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

Nov 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,778 Views 29 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Oct 4th 2012, 10:19 AM 6,030 Views 70 Comments

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