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# teachers - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Teachers' union set to reject new €2,000-increase pay agreement

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland feel that the issue of ‘flex’ hour contracts has not been dealt with sufficiently.

# teachers - Friday 22 May, 2015

How do you talk to a child about death?

A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.

# teachers - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

# teachers - Monday 18 May, 2015

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

# teachers - Thursday 14 May, 2015

These teachers worry that a Yes vote could mean teaching 4-year-olds about the word 'gay'

A new group, Teachers for No, launched outside Leinster House today.

# teachers - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms

Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.

# teachers - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year

The latest one is in Galway.

# teachers - Sunday 12 April, 2015

DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism

It’s funded by the alcohol industry.

# teachers - Thursday 9 April, 2015

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# teachers - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide

The model has been compared to learning CPR.

# teachers - Monday 6 April, 2015

Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'

Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.

# teachers - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge 9 unforgivable lies we were all told in school School Daze

9 unforgivable lies we were all told in school

We do not forgive. And we do not forget.

# 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'

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.