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Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.
School principal: 'Pitting school staff against parents in a game of political football has not helped'
Wicklow principal Pádraig Murphy says some vulnerable children will need years of added support after this but it’s important to only open schools when safe to do so.
Minister to meet special needs groups as families left ‘devastated’ over schools u-turn
CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland said the u-turn on schools has left families and children with special educational needs reeling.
Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.
ASTI and TUI directed teachers not to co-operate with government plans before Leaving Cert u-turn
Leaving Certs were set to return to school for three days per week.
Teachers Union of Ireland will be 'strongly' advising its members to reject new public pay deal
Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath published the details of the public pay deal today.
Teaching union said it never proposed breaking early for Christmas
Teaching unions spoke before an Oireachtas Committee today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ASTI: Teachers' strike may be considered due to Covid-19 safety concerns
The union is balloting members for industrial action.
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 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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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' 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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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 at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'
Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.
'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.
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.
This new website is working to encourage Irish teachers abroad to return home will focus on connecting schools with teachers who are working overseas.
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.
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 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.
'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.