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# Disadvantaged schools

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# 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”.
# Child poverty
There are 78,000 disadvantaged schoolchildren receiving free breakfasts
One TD has described the figures as a disturbing barometer of child poverty levels.
# 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.
# 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.
# school cuts
Government 'made mistakes' on education cuts, says Ruairí Quinn
The Minister for Education has said controversial cuts around the DEIS scheme are likely to be reduced after a review.
# Budget 2012
Quinn announces review of cuts to DEIS teacher numbers
Education minister Ruairí Quinn says he will seek a report on the Budget’s impact on teaching posts in disadvantaged schools.