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# teachers - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas

Teaching unions spoke before an Oireachtas Committee today.

# teachers - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Teachers' union asks government to start school Christmas break a few days earlier

Schools are due to close on Tuesday 22 December; the TUI is suggesting that they instead close on Friday 18 December.

# teachers - Friday 30 October, 2020

ASTI members insist strike action would be 'last resort' but that government needs to listen to them

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action over ‘key coronavirus issues’ in Irish schools.

# teachers - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# teachers - Thursday 22 October, 2020

92% of post-primary teachers say wearing masks makes work more difficult - TUI survey

The survey, carried out amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, highlights concern among the profession.

# teachers - Monday 5 October, 2020

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

# teachers - Monday 21 September, 2020

ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns

The union is balloting members for industrial action.

# teachers - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Teachers union to ballot for industrial action over Covid-19 safety concerns

It said ASTI members had “serious concerns” about the health and safety of school communities.

# teachers - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# teachers - Sunday 30 August, 2020

'It's a huge risk': Pregnant teaching staff say they've been left in the dark over the return of schools

Many teachers complain they’ve received little guidance or assurances about how pregnant staff will be looked after.

# teachers - Sunday 23 August, 2020

40% of teachers concerned about how play-based lessons will be affected by Covid-19 restrictions

That’s according to a new study published by DCU researchers.

# teachers - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Psychologists launch guidance to help teachers and pupils returning to school

The guidance says that health and wellbeing should be prioritized for school staff.

View from a teacher: 'Nobody wants to return to remote learning'

One teacher is hoping for the best but says she cannot understand why the government took so long to release the ‘return to school’ plans.

# teachers - Monday 27 July, 2020

1,000 extra secondary teachers to come from job-sharers and registered teachers not working in education

This is one of many measures included in the government’s roadmap to re-opening schools at the end of August.

# teachers - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

# teachers - Monday 1 June, 2020

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

# teachers - Friday 22 May, 2020

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

# teachers - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

# teachers - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade Closed Door Policy This post contains a poll

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade

TUI general secretary John McGabhann said this could take the form of a “public record” of any lobbying that took place.

# teachers - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Teaching during the Covid-19 crisis: Four weeks in, the novelty has given way to inertia for some students

One secondary school teacher describes the swift and extraordinary changes that she and her students are adjusting to.

# teachers - Sunday 16 February, 2020

The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?

Darach Ó Séaghdha asks why we elect so many múinteoirí to the Oireachtas.

# teachers - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'The hypocrisy of it really bothers me': Secondary school teachers on why they're striking today

Over 90% of the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 19,000 members voted in favour of taking industrial action today.

# teachers - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support post-primary teachers going on strike next month?

Members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland will strike on Tuesday 4 February.

# teachers - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Suggestions children aged 4 would be taught about masturbation called out as 'dangerous scaremongering'

The minister said the ethos of the school is central to any curriculum and will be protected.

# teachers - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Young people learn about sex through porn, many have no idea what a healthy relationship looks like'

Parents and teachers need to be better equipped to talk to young people about sex and relationships, Noeline Blackwell has said.

# teachers - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Gaeltacht grant to be restored for trainee teachers but not all students will be eligible

Minister Joe McHugh announced the measure in his department’s Budget 2020 briefing.

# teachers - Monday 16 September, 2019

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face' Exclusive

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

# teachers - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs

Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.

# teachers - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Education minister's UAE 'fact-finding mission' on what will bring Irish teachers back home

More than 2,000 Irish people are employed in the education sector in the UAE.

# teachers - Friday 7 June, 2019

This new website is working to encourage Irish teachers abroad to return home will focus on connecting schools with teachers who are working overseas.

# teachers - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns

The aim of the measure is to prevent school shootings but opponents say it’s a dangerous move.

# teachers - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Grant won't be reinstated to student teachers spending thousands on placements in the Gaeltacht

The expense runs into thousands for students who spend two months in the Gaeltacht.

# teachers - Monday 22 April, 2019

Teachers to be rotated among schools under new substitute panel plan

Schools in North and South Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kildare and Meath are being targeted in the new initiative.

# teachers - Friday 5 April, 2019

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

# teachers - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Substitute teachers refunded after some overtaxed by over €1,200

The issue was caused by a payroll system error that reduced their tax credits to zero.

# teachers - Thursday 14 February, 2019

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

# teachers - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'There are always consequences': Minister responds to claim teachers may seek pay rise following recommendation on nurses

The ongoing nurses’ strike was suspended on Monday following a Labour Court recommendation on pay and conditions.

# teachers - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in

The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.

# teachers - Friday 25 January, 2019

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

# teachers - Monday 3 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers? Christmas This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about buying Christmas presents for teachers?

Some people are sick of the whole thing.

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