On July 13th 2011, a public protest took place outside Leinster House, on Kildare Street in Dublin. Public opposition was shown to government proposals to cap the number of special-needs assistants (SNAs) in the education system for the 2011-12 school year, amid moves to reduce the number of SNAs in the education system by 200
Dublin’s Southside People newspaper (July 6th edition) mentions how a young deaf pupil at a Dublin school is at risk of losing her classroom SNA (special needs assistant), if the current SNA-funding crisis is not resolved. Parents’ pain at special needs education cuts This Wednesday (July 13th), the Dail Technical Committee is meeting to dedicate their
For Sale: an Olympic-size swimming pool, six brick buildings, playing fields, a garage and a steam heating system as the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech in Massachusetts downsizes its campus after 144 years in existence. Historic Northampton School Campus Is For Sale Originally known as The Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton (MA),
Following legislation in 1998 and 2004, parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) children are facilitated in sending their child to the local school. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in numbers of D/HH children in those settings and a subsequent drop in enrolment in schools for deaf pupils. This thesis explores the
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