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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Funding to support NSW students with a disability: DEC news release

27 March 2012

More than 100,000 NSW school students with a disability will have greater access to classroom support and specialised equipment following a $63 million funding injection from the Commonwealth Government.

New South Wales public schools, which educate more than 90,000 students with a disability, will receive $47.9 million over the next two years, while Catholic and independent schools will receive $11.3 million and $3.8 million respectively.

Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, said the Commonwealth More Support for Students with Disabilities funding would feed into the NSW Government's initiative Every Student, Every School.

... read the full Department of Education and Communities news release here.

Media reports on the announcement and responses:

New Funding System for disabled pupils welcomed, Sydney Morning Herald, Anna Patty, 27th March 2012 

Critics fear new disabled student funding model, ABC News online, 27th March 2012

Teacher aides safe in disability reforms, Nine News online, 27th March 2012

Special education changes are a cost cutting exercise, NSW Teachers Federation, 27th March 2012 

Fears for disabled students as funding overhauled, Sydney Morning Herald, Anna Patty, 28th March 2012

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