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Manitoba Invests $250K in Early Literacy Initiative

February 1, 2013 10:45 AM | News

Nancy Allan

Education Minister Nancy Allan reads to children at Greenway School on Friday, February 1, 2013. (CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba government has invested $250,000 in additional funding for literacy programs in the province.

To kick off “I Love to Read Month” on Friday, Education Minister Nancy Allan announced support for the Early Literacy Intervention Initiative at Greenway School before reading to Grade 1 and 2 students.

“Reading opens the door to lifelong learning,” Allan said. “This new funding ensures Manitoba students are prepared for success in school and life.”

The 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.

The new funding brings the total for the initiative to $7 million for the 2013-14 school year.