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(Ireland) 20% of Dublin's school budget is SPED; 39% increase since 2011

May 30, 2018, (Ireland) Dublin People: More Special Needs Assistants will be provided next term http://www.dublinpeople.com/news/northsideeast/articles/2018/05/30/4156546-more-special-needs-assistants-will-be-provided-next-term/ A TOTAL of 800 additional Special Needs Assistants (SNA) will be allocated to schools for the beginning of the next school year with a further 140 expected to be allocated over the period September to December 2018. Of this total, 227 extra SNAs will be allocated to Dublin schools in September. … “More children with Special Educational Needs are participating than ever before and we are investing more than ever before to support this. “In 2018 my Department will invest in the region of €1.75 billion in special education, almost one fifth of the entire education budget and 39 percent increase on 2011.”…