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Leaving Cert grades errors ‘deeply disappointing’ – ASTI President

The President of the ASTI, Ann Piggott, has said teachers are shocked and disappointed by the news that two errors in the Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Process have been identified.

  • 29 September 2020
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Report underlines urgent need for investment in education

The OECD report PISA 2018 Results: Effective Policies, Successful Schools, once again underlines Ireland’s poor track record for investment in education.

  • 29 September 2020
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ASTI to ballot on industrial action

The ASTI Central Executive Committee met today and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.

  • 19 September 2020
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Ireland bottom of global ranking for investment in education

The OECD report Education at a Glance 2020, published today, again ranks Ireland in last place out of 36 countries for investment in second-level education as a percentage of GDP.

  • 8 September 2020
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ASTI congratulates Leaving Cert students

ASTI President Ann Piggott today congratulated more than 60,000 young people who have received their results from the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades Process.

  • 7 September 2020
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ASTI notes statement on Calculated Grades adjustment process

In the context of the current global pandemic the ASTI recognizes that the emergency Calculated Grades for Leaving Cert 2020 process has been necessary in order to allow our Leaving Cert students to progress to the next stage of their lives.

  • 1 September 2020
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‘Pandemic has exposed serious under-investment in school buildings’ – ASTI President

ASTI President Ann Piggott has called for a programme of investment in school buildings in the upcoming Budget.

  • 26 August 2020
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ASTI requests meeting with HPSC

As schools prepare to re-open from next week, the ASTI has requested a meeting with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

  • 21 August 2020
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Students, teachers to wear face coverings following ASTI representations

Following representations by the ASTI, the Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced the adoption of new advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) regarding the use of face coverings within schools.

  • 7 August 2020
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'Equal pay is key to recruiting additional teachers required under safe schools plan' - ASTI President

The Government must commit to equal pay for post 2010 entrants to teaching if it is serious about recruiting and retaining 1,080 additional second-level teachers as outlined in the Response Plan for Safe Re-opening of Schools, the new ASTI President Ann Piggott has stated.

  • 3 August 2020
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