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Written Answers Nos 162 182

School Patronage 162. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Minister for Education and Skills if will ensure the future of smaller rural denominational schools, the ethos of which may come under threat notwithstanding previous undertakings provided to minority religions and since the foundation of the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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Written Answers Nos 103 121

Teaching Qualifications 103. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin Minister for Education and Skills the incentives which can be offered to teachers of science, technology, engineering and maths, STEM, subjects in order to address the shortage of qualified STEM teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24818/17] Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Deputy is referring to one of actions of the Report of the STEM Education Review Group ...

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Written Answers Nos. 38 57

Modern Language Teaching 38. Deputy Thomas Byrne Minister for Education and Skills his views on the modern languages strategy; and his further views on whether the reform of the teaching of modern languages is not being given enough priority in education policy and that his Department has no strategy for improving language skills, particularly at primary level ...

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Housing policy does not recognise the needs and rights of children Ombudsman for Children

“The news today that no accommodation of any kind was available for more than 30 children and their families is shocking, and highlights the impact that current housing policies are having on young people”, says Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon.“Earlier this week I launched our Annual Report 2016 which recorded an increase from 3% to 5% in the number of complaints about housing ...

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Schools Building Projects Applications

221. Deputy Mick Wallace Minister for Education and Skills when his Department will make a decision on whether a new secondary school facility is required for a school (details supplied); the reason the school has been waiting 15 months for such a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter ...

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Migrants need more help with English

Flag day: Rama Shaban (at back) and Diaa, Ajnana and Sheffa Zlhnah, all from Syria, at Scoil Ghobnatan Bellevue, Mallow, Co Cork Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision Highligthing cuts: Peter Mullan of the INTO Primary teachers and principals are concerned that there is not enough English language support being given to immigrant children in schools. Teaching English to migrant families, who are not fluent, is seen as a crucial part of integration ...

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