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$67m investment to improve learning

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The State’s public primary and secondary schools will share in more than $67 million in extra funding next year to allow schools to focus on literacy and numeracy and extra support for students.

The extra funding for next year includes $23.6 million for literacy and numeracy programs, $13.3 million in freed up funds for public schools by centrally funding utilities and $30.2 million in Better Schools funding.

The State Government is also hiring an extra 10 speech pathologists to work in schools and preschools, bringing the total number to 88.

Literacy and Numeracy First funding will be used by schools to implement a range of evidence based teaching strategies, including extra teachers, literacy and numeracy coaches, teacher training or targeted programs.