The ASTI says it is disappointed with the recommendation contained in a report by the NCCA to the Minister for Education and Skills not to include history as a core subject at Junior Cycle.
The OECD report Education at a Glance 2019, published today, ranks Ireland in last place out of 35 countries for investment in second-level education as a percentage of GDP.
The Government must take immediate action to deliver on commitments made in April 2019 regarding new entrant pay in teaching.
ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has congratulated all the students receiving their Leaving Cert results today (Tuesday, August 13th).
In a message to approximately 124,000 students beginning their Leaving and Junior Cert written exams on Wednesday, June 5, ASTI President Breda Lynch urged students to maintain perspective over the coming weeks
Lack of training, no allocated time for planning and large class sizes are the biggest challenges facing second-level teachers in supporting students with special education needs (SEN).
The ASTI has written to the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh to add its voice in support of the movement to retain history and geography as compulsory subjects in the Junior Cycle curriculum.
At its meeting in Dublin today, the ASTI Central Executive Council (CEC) considered the continuation of discriminatory pay arrangements for teachers who entered the profession since 2010.
The ASTI has welcomed the acknowledgement by the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh of the importance of history in the second-level curriculum.
The ASTI today announced that it will ballot its members on the proposed Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issued Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).