Schools 'lack vital resources' for exam reforms

Irish Independent: JMB president Fr. Paul Connell said Junior Cert reform was a national project that was "too important to fail" but schools needed help. He said while the JMB had engaged regional facilitators to support school management with the transition, "we hope that the minister will be equally determined to fight for adequate development funding at the cabinet table". One of the main changes will be teachers assessing their own students in place of the traditional state exam, and education consultant Dr. Mark Fennell told the conference training teachers would be key to success. Read article

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