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McGrath: Education cuts unfair on rural communities

SDLP Education Spokesperson and South Down MLA Colin McGrath has criticised Education Chiefs following reports that the Education Authority are considering ending free school transport.
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Hanna questions cuts needed to fund Sinn Féin’s ‘make-it-up’ manifesto

Significant and devastating cuts will need to be made to front line public services to fund Sinn Féin’s two and a half page bullet point manifesto commitments. That’s the message from SDLP finance spokeswoman Claire Hanna after Máirtín Ó Muilleoir claimed the party would seek to invest an extra £330 million in higher education.
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Financial pressures place schools on the cusp of crisis

Education Minister John O’Dowd’s failure to take action to address spiralling financial pressures on education budgets has left many schools on the cusp of crisis according to SDLP Education Spokesperson Dolores Kelly. Despite the Minister’s claim of a 0.8% reduction to the aggregated schools budget, Mrs Kelly raised the issue of an 8% real terms cut in school budgets over a month ago. The Department of Education has, so far, refused to act.
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SDLP Leader's address on Progressive Nationalism

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood outlines his vision of Progressive Nationalism.
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Rogers: Time to move on from ESA and get support to teachers

SDLP education spokesperson Seán Rogers has welcomed news that the five Education and Library Bodies will be reconstituted into a single body.
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