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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Joan Burton

77. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reduce class sizes and to build on the measures to reduce class sizes in Budget 2016; and if he will continue to reduce class sizes [18717/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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School Management

Joan Burton

78. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to reform the model of leadership in schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18718/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Lansdowne Road Agreement

Joan Burton

79. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to issue a directive on implementing pay deductions for members of teachers' unions who rejected working additional hours under the Public Service (Croke Park) Agreement 2010 to 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18719/16]

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School Curriculum

Joan Burton

80. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the roll-out of the junior cycle reform process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18720/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Skills Shortages

Joan Burton

81. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the areas the skills and labour market research unit has highlighted as having skills shortages such as business administration and management, the green economy, financial services, information technology, manufacturing and engineering, sales and marketing and transport; how he will tackle these skill shortages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18721/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Child Care Services Provision

Joan Burton

82. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the proposals he is reviewing in conjunction with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to carry out the programme for Government commitment to have schools available for child care services outside school hours; if he will permit community groups and private providers to tender for access to these facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18722/16]

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Child Care Services Provision

Joan Burton

83. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the suggestions by the Irish National Teachers' Organisation that related capital investment will be necessary if the programme for Government commitment on having schools available for child care services is to be successfully implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18723/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Departmental Strategies

Joan Burton

84. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills how he will progress the three areas in the education sector that he has identified as his core priority areas of focus, including helping children with special needs, supporting schools and building a stronger bridge between education and the workplace; why he has prioritised these three areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18724/16]

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Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme

Joan Burton

85. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of his review of the school support programme through the delivering equality of opportunity in schools action plan, including when he will complete and publish it; if he envisages changes to the funding or delivery model under the action plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18725/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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School Curriculum

Joan Burton

86. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide new courses in the leaving certificate, such as coding, physical education and politics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18726/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools Scheme

Joan Burton

87. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the new national action plan for educational inclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18727/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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School Staff

Joan Burton

88. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he will lift the moratorium on filling certain promoted posts in schools, given that it was introduced as an emergency measure in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18728/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Teacher Training Provision

Joan Burton

89. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the ways, including investment, in which he supports continuous professional development for teachers at primary and at secondary level; the investment as a percentage of overall education spending; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18729/16]

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Teaching Council of Ireland

Joan Burton

90. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if and when he will implement the fitness-to-teach provisions of the Teaching Council Acts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18730/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Joan Burton

91. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timescale and cost of the commitment in the programme for Government to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio in junior and senior infants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18731/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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School Patronage

Joan Burton

92. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the location of schools under religious patronage which he will divest in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18733/16]

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Wed, 29 Jun 2016

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Departmental Programmes

Joan Burton

217. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the skills training and the selection of participants under the Defence Forces' linked programme with his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18732/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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School Admissions

Joan Burton

4. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has reviewed the recently published Labour Party Equal Status (Admission to Schools) Bill; if he supports the aims and objectives of the Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18564/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Third Level Funding

Joan Burton

103. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he will publish the report (details supplied) into funding of the third level sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18565/16]

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016

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Schools Building Projects

Joan Burton

112. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he is aware of delays to commencement of the rebuild at a school (details supplied); if he has now examined the timetable of construction and the reasons for delay; if he is aware of the urgent need for this project to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18007/16]

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