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Capacity issues must be addressed prior to Senior Cycle curriculum change, research finds

Major curriculum change at Senior Cycle level should not take place until key issues impacting second-level schools are examined and addressed, independent research commissioned by the ASTI has found.

  • 15 October 2019
  • Press releases

World Mental Health Day: ‘Teachers’ mental health is education’s wealth’ – ASTI President

“Today is World Mental Health Day, and teachers’ mental health is education’s wealth,” said ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald. “The mental health aspect of the workplace has not been given the attention and, most importantly, the support that it deserves."

  • 10 October 2019
  • Press releases

Budget fails to tackle education funding deficit

The scant mention of education in today’s Budget announcement demonstrates the Government’s lack of commitment to addressing Ireland’s serious education funding deficit, the ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has said.

  • 8 October 2019
  • Press releases

‘You have reached an important education milestone and your teachers are proud of you’ - ASTI President

ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has sent a message of congratulations to all of the students, parents and teachers involved in the 2019 Junior Certificate examinations

  • 4 October 2019
  • Press releases

ASTI expresses disappointment over history recommendation

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.

  • 25 September 2019
  • Press releases

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
  • Press releases

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
  • Press releases

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
  • Press releases

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
  • Press releases

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
  • Press releases

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