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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers Rumble For Ruairi

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bordering on sexist': Quinn criticised for 'highly feminised audience' comments at teachers' conference Education

'Bordering on sexist': Quinn criticised for 'highly feminised audience' comments at teachers' conference

Remarks made by the Education Minister at the INTO conference earlier today have been sharply criticised.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time Under Pressure

Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time

The INTO said today teachers have little time for school administration outside of their teaching responsibilities.

From TheJournal.ie 'Volunteering spirit' of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody Teachers

'Volunteering spirit' of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody

He said teachers should not be concerned about setbacks as they are “inevitable parts of life”.

From TheJournal.ie School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes Primary School

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

From TheJournal.ie TUI: Wide variations in availability of Post Leaving Certificate courses needs to be addressed Further Education

TUI: Wide variations in availability of Post Leaving Certificate courses needs to be addressed

The TUI found that while Cavan has one place for every 58 people, Offaly has one for every 1096.

From TheJournal.ie TUI says 3,900 secondary school teachers needed over the next 10 years Projections

TUI says 3,900 secondary school teachers needed over the next 10 years

That’s union projects an increase of 75,000 students.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of teachers say schools won't be able to cope with new Junior Cycle Survey

Majority of teachers say schools won't be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.

12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days

Teach us your ways!

From TheJournal.ie If Junior Cycle "nonsense" continues, teachers could strike, says union Education

If Junior Cycle "nonsense" continues, teachers could strike, says union

The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.

Teachers read out mean tweets about themselves from their own pupils

Be careful what you write…

From TheJournal.ie "The anger is palpable": Teachers to hold lunchtime protests over Junior Cycle Exam Concerns

"The anger is palpable": Teachers to hold lunchtime protests over Junior Cycle

The protests are over the introduction of the new Junior Cycle Student Award.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle Dispute

Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle

A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise Education

Teacher shortage in new subjects as second-level student numbers to rise

School principals said they need to start planning now to ensure that teachers are qualified to teach the subjects that are in demand.

School announces snow closure in the BEST possible way

Can we go back to school please? This school, specifically?

From TheJournal.ie Schools 'cannot be run' on current level of funding Fundraising

Schools 'cannot be run' on current level of funding

The INTO made the comments after it emerged that eight schools in Ireland received almost €50,000 extra funding from the State in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms Monitored

Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms

Ruairí Quinn said that he felt that “some older teachers are used to being sole person of authority in the classroom”.

From TheJournal.ie Thirty teachers risk being struck off the payroll for failing to register New Rules

Thirty teachers risk being struck off the payroll for failing to register

Teachers must be registered with the Teaching Council in order to be paid a salary by the State.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know this stormy Sunday morning…

From TheJournal.ie 4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform Junior Cycle Student Award

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn Political Strain

'Rock solid' - the relationship between Taoiseach and Tánaiste, says Ruairí Quinn

In a radio interview today, the minister addressed speculation the relationship was strained while also speaking about the controversy surround the Junior Certificate reform

From TheJournal.ie Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform Teachers

Quinn urged to enter mediation talks with teachers over junior cycle reform

Meanwhile, the president of the TUI said that he was surprised there hadn’t been wider public consultation the Junior Cycle Student Award.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers Junior Cycle Student Award

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

From TheJournal.ie Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered' Education

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered'

The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.

From TheJournal.ie First it was ‘The Inter’, then it was the Junior Cert… now it’s got a new name… Junior Cycle

First it was ‘The Inter’, then it was the Junior Cert… now it’s got a new name…

Irish people will soon have a new method of figuring out each other’s ages, Education Minister Ruairí Quinn confirmed this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Bad teachers can be punished more easily under new rules Education

Bad teachers can be punished more easily under new rules

Ruairí Quinn is increasing the power of the Teaching Council to bring in new sanctions for bad and underperforming teachers.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement Teachers

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

From TheJournal.ie Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening Teachers Vote

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

From TheJournal.ie Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal Industrial Action

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal

The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant Haddington Road

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Music changes lives – every young person should have the chance to learn Opinion

Column: Music changes lives – every young person should have the chance to learn

Through music education, many of society’s most vulnerable young people dare to dream of greater things for their futures, writes Chris Maher.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough' ASTI

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'

The General Secretary Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal Teachers

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals Teachers

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified Haddington Road

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

From TheJournal.ie Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow ASTI

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers In Numbers

JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should teachers agree to take up JobBridge positions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should teachers agree to take up JobBridge positions?

The national internship scheme has been used to take on 58 teachers, something which has been heavily criticised. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made Exams

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.