Jan O’Sullivan signals further movement on junior cycle reform


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The Minister for Education has indicated a willingness to further water down planned junior cycle reforms to achieve agreement with teacher unions.

However, Jan O’Sullivan said she would not compromise on key principles, including the “need to give prominence and importance to classroom-based assessment”.Addressing a meeting of school managers in Co Kerry , she said: “I don’t have a magic fix to this issue that I can announce today. But I will say that I believe that agreement is within closer reach than at any point over the last few years.”

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