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.
“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."
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.
‘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
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).