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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# DEIS schools

This year
# meals programme
Government announces plans to extend hot meal programme to all primary schools by 2030
The programme will also be extended to all Deis schools by September.
All time
# Education
350 new primary school teachers and over 1,000 new SNAs announced in Budget
Primary school class sizes are set to be reduced.
# hot lunch
New programme to provide hot school meals to over 35,000 primary students launched
189 schools, including 171 DEIS schools will be availing of the new plan.
# Back To School
Special summer school programmes with supports for children with special needs get green light
Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he hopes that schools, teachers and SNAs “feel they can get involved”.
# Incredible years
'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties
The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.
# the divide
City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don't quite add up either)
Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.
# Moyross
A priest asked churches to donate gold to help needy students. But did any?
Fr Tony O’Riordan launched a campaign to help pay for a teacher in the school.
# Education
Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn
Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.
# Budget 2013
Primary teachers warn against Budget cuts to disadvantaged schools
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says Ruairí Quinn must learn from the furore over last year’s cuts to Deis schools.
Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert
In the wake of the Junior Certificate results, Deputy Principal Noirin Walsh says that the examination is no longer in tune with the demand of today’s students.
# Scholarship
New scholarship fund for students from disadvantaged areas
Ruairí Quinn announces a new higher education scholarship scheme aimed solely at 60 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
# In Numbers
Prime numbers: The week in stats
Debts, draw-downs, state assets and lunar rock – all of that, and more, in your weekly numerical wrap-up.