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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Home School Community Liaison Scheme

Catherine Martin

170. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the consideration that has been given to expanding the entitlement of a home school liaison officer to schools which are disadvantaged but have not yet been designated DEIS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10535/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Martin

222. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to introduce a standardised online learning platform and supports for families that are home schooling their children in the event that primary schools do not fully open in September 2020 or are forced to close again if a second wave of Covid-19 occurs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10819/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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State Examinations

Catherine Martin

232. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the consideration given to students who have studied a subject outside of school and who, therefore, do not have a teacher to give them a calculated grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8933/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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English Language Training Organisations

Catherine Martin

233. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if English language teachers have been included in the Covid-19 working group for the English language education sector; the consideration given as to the way in which the English language schools will reopen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8934/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Special Educational Needs

Catherine Martin

234. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a roadmap to get children with special needs to return to school exists; his plans for the July provision to continue in summer 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8935/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Education and Training Boards

Catherine Martin

235. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the issue of some educational training boards seeking recoupment of overpaid food and travel allowances during the lockdown period from their students; the reason ETBs are requesting this refund in view of the precedent that exists for food and travel allowances to be paid to students whether they are on or off campus and the difficulties faced by many students during the ongoing crisis; the measures he is taking to address this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8936/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Catherine Martin

236. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the provisions he has put in place for primary and post-primary students to return to school; if he has considered reducing the number of children in classrooms; his plans to issue guidelines to parents and schools on the way to continue social distancing during school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8937/20]

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Wed, 3 Jun 2020

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Site Acquisitions

Catherine Martin

237. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a permanent site has been identified for the new secondary school for the Greystones and Kilcoole planning area, County Wicklow, (details supplied); if the permanent site is in the ownership of his Department; if not, when the school will open on its permanent site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8938/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Climate Action Plan

Catherine Martin

973. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the status of progress and a projected timeline for implementation of action No. 31 of the Climate Action Plan in relation to the need for a support scheme for the solar PV microgeneration scheme to ensure that persons can sell excess electricity they produce back to the grid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4203/20]

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