Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/1/2013 10:41 AM | Comments: 0
The province will spend $250,000 in extra funding this year on early childhood literacy projects, Education Minister Nancy Allan said today.
The Early Literacy Intervention Initiative was announced before Allan read to Grade 1 and 2 students at Greenway School to kick off I Love to Read Month.
The province says the Early Literacy Intervention Initiative supports programs that increase the reading and writing ability of the lowest achieving students in Grade 1 of the English or French programs and Grades 1 or 2 of the French immersion program.
Today's announcement brings total funding for the initiative to $7 million for the 2013-14 school year, the province says.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
City pool reopened
Fifteen Manitoba First Nations haven't disclosed their financial documents
Woman gets two-year jail term for running over man with his own truck
Cabinet rebel Theresa Oswald says she's considering an NDP leadership run
City's planning, property and development chief plans to retire
Winnipeg's first battery-powered electric bus goes into service tomorrow
Siloam Mission opens podiatry room to help homeless with foot care
Funds for Guay Park riverbank project going to balance city's books instead
City committee gives three fire halls historic designations
News and talk radio still at the top of Winnipeg radio ratings
Liquor store workers start voting today on possible strike before Christmas
Bowman among local celebrities to appear in RWB's Nutcracker
'Bannock Lady' Guiboche among human rights awards recipients
Zoo has faults, but it's not all bad
Safety officers to replace First Nation band constables
High court upholds sentence for killings
Boy's honesty warms Winnipeggers' hearts
Warmer weather -- and snow -- on the way
MD sees charges dropped
Popular calendar whets interest in weather
'Fun party for two' ends in tragedy
Hut stuff: This year's winning entries stretch the imagination
Fire hits St. Norbert homes
Flap over leadership-vote plans
Teen catches break on sentencing bid