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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Teachers

All time
# school's in
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.
# Hunger
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.
# marriage referendum
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.
# Stalemate
Teachers to protest outside school gates today against Junior Cert reforms
Only a nominal number of teachers have taken up the new teacher training.
# Out in the Cold
Students protest after 16 English language colleges close in just one year
The latest one is in Galway.
# Conflict of Interest
DrinkAware wants to educate young people about drinking but it's facing criticism
It’s funded by the alcohol industry.
# the divide
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.
# suicide crisis
Teachers are being trained to spot the 'warning signs' of suicide
The model has been compared to learning CPR.
# school of hard knocks
Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.
# school daze
9 unforgivable lies we were all told in school
We do not forgive. And we do not forget.
# junior cycle row
"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”.
# teacher teacher
10 homework struggles every Irish person will remember
# Not happy
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.
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.
# Privacy
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?
Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.
# placards at dawn
"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.
# Say what?
Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint ... but not in a good way
The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.
# striike
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.
# ham fisted
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.
# Background Checks
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.
# Strike
After no break in talks, teachers are going on strike again
Talks aimed at breaking the impasse have failed.
# Brain Drain
Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles
That’s since the beginning of the recession.
# Delayed
Teachers unhappy some increment payments not in Christmas salaries
The delay is being blamed on a glitch in the department’s payroll system.
# School's Out
Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.
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.
# no light ahead
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.
# Education
Teachers are striking today - Here's why
The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.
# Deadlock
Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow
Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.
# Purple Monkey Dishwasher
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.
# not blinking
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.
# Abuse
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”.
# take it or leave it
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.
# news wrap
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.
# Exam Stress
Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month
Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.
# collapsed talks
Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms
Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.
# Salary
Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake
Is it pay day? Eh, no.