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Ireland bottom of global ranking for investment in education

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.

  • 10 September 2019
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Immediate action needed on unequal pay

The Government must take immediate action to deliver on commitments made in April 2019 regarding new entrant pay in teaching.

  • 28 August 2019
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ASTI President congratulates Leaving Cert students

ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has congratulated all the students receiving their Leaving Cert results today (Tuesday, August 13th).

  • 13 August 2019
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ASTI President sends message to exam students

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

  • 4 June 2019
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Lack of training, no planning time, large classes key challenges to inclusive education

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).

  • 18 April 2019
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ASTI expresses support for history and geography as compulsory subjects at Junior Cycle

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.

  • 26 March 2019
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ASTI moves to ballot on industrial action over unequal pay

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.

  • 26 January 2019
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ASTI welcomes announcement on Junior Cycle history

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.

  • 19 November 2018
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ASTI to ballot members on proposed new entrant salary measure

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).

  • 15 October 2018
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Budget 2019 fails to resolve funding crisis in education

Budget 2019 fails to resolve the funding crisis in education, ASTI President Breda Lynch has stated.

  • 9 October 2018
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