President of the Isolated Childrens Parents Association of NSW Duncan Taylor says this is a significant win for rural students, who battle isolation to get a good education.
He said that ongoing assessment of programs and systems will be an important part of the process to ensure that students are getting the greatest possible benefit from the funding.
Mr Taylor said said that the pathway towards improving rural and remote education was clear.
“We need to do our best to provide our children with access to a wide and interesting curriculum taught by a great teacher in a school which is led by an effective principal.
“Then we can let them get on with the job, making sure that any kids that are likely to fall through the cracks get the special support they need.
” Despite the best efforts of our schools and the Department, that has proved to be a challenge in the past.”
Source: Education News