The ASTI Central Executive Council has voted to ballot the union’s 17,000-plus members on industrial action over the unequal pay of teachers who entered the profession since 2010.
ASTI members have voted to authorise the ASTI to issue a directive on the scheduling of Subject Learning and Assessment Review (SLAR) meetings.
The results for Ireland in the OECD PISA report for 2018 show second-level students performing very well when compared with their international counterparts.
The Minister for Education and Skills must do more than just acknowledge initiative overload in schools, he must take action, ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald told an ASTI conference for principals and deputy principals today (Wednesday, November 6th).
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.