25th May, 2017
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government’s long term Plan for education is working with more students staying in school longer and achieving more.
The 2017-18 State Budget is all about Building Tasmania’s Future which is why we are making a $17.8 million investment in supporting students to get the best education possible.
We want to create a job ready generation of young Tasmanians. By getting the Budget back into balance we can continue to invest in the most significant improvements to our education system in decades, and this package of initiatives will assist teachers and other professionals who work with students to further improve education and employment opportunities for students.
The $17.8 million Supporting Students package includes:
Education is, and will always be, a priority of this Government. The additional literacy and numeracy specialist teachers we added to schools in our first year in Government are already delivering positive results.
While the 2016 NAPLAN results show we are on track to be at, or above the national average in all NAPLAN measurements, we know we have a long way to go.
There is no better foundation to Build Tasmania’s Future on, than education.