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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -3°C

# national council for special education

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# Education
Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.
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# Resource teaching
Over 300 new resource teaching posts for children with special needs announced
Details of the allocations will be revealed this afternoon.
# Back To School
118 new classes to open for children with special needs
The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.
# Teachers
TDs will be asked to vote on reversing special needs teaching cuts
A Fianna Fáil motion, to be voted upon on next Wednesday, asks for increased teaching staff to meet the workload.
# Special Needs
Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching
Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.
# Schools
Cuts in teaching support for special needs children "utterly unacceptable"
The levels of resource teacher and special needs assistants have been maintained at 2012/2013 levels.