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Educating for a successful, innovative society

Early childhood education.
$61 million over four years on the operating budget, $5 million on the capital budget, to improve access to quality early childhood education.

Compulsory education sector.
Increase in per pupil funding to schools of 2.2 per cent.
$292 million capital budget for the 2002-03 year.
$72 million over the next four years to increase primary school staffing.
$4.5 million over four years to attract more secondary teachers.
Broadband initiative [Also features in the growth and innovation package.]
Nearly $7 million over four years to develop a digital learning product in collaboration with Australia.
An extra $2.8 million over four years to Te Kete Ipurangi ¡V New Zealand¡¦s on-line resource centre.
$1.3 million in 2002-03, $2.57 million in outyears to develop teachers¡¦ technology skills.
An additional $1.5 million a year for children¡¦s literacy materials.
$5.3 million over four years to extend literacy and numeracy assessment tools.
$6.8 million over four years in teacher-related NCEA initiatives.

Tertiary education and skills training.
$400 million over four years, including:
„h $94.272 million for research in the tertiary sector.
„h $21.277 million to manage the transition to the Tertiary Education Strategy.
„h $214.3 million for a 4.5 per cent increase in per student funding.
„h $41 million to increase Modern Apprenticeship places, $14 million for industry training and $7.2 million for the Gateway school-to-work programme.

Pre-releases:
$1 million in 2002-03 and $2 million a year thereafter in grants available to polytechnics providing courses tailored to their local economy.
$484,000 to the SNAP programme next summer: this helps match skilled tertiary students with skills shortages on the job market.
$5.2 million over four years to improve the support for special needs students.
A further $8 million over four years to implement the Adult Literacy Strategy taking total funding to over $53 million.
$25 million over five years to lease laptops for secondary school teachers.
$3 million over four years to fund in-depth literacy professional development programmes in secondary schools.
$775,000 to fund a comprehensive 15-month review into the regulatory and funding systems for early childhood education.
Pacific education package: $1.2 million over four years to further work by the New Zealand Qualification Authority with Pacific peoples; $126,000 over two years for the professional development of Samoan language teachers; $412,000 over four years for Anau Ako Pasifika, a home-based early childhood education programme.
$2.1 million over four years for kura kaupapa teachers.
$350,000 a year from 2002-03 for the Young New Zealanders¡¦ Challenge.

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