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A multi-million pound national Literacy and Numeracy Framework has been announced to help improve standards in our schools.
The Welsh Government says the investment is needed as results aren't as high as they should be. But as David Wood reports, the scheme has divided teaching unions with one threatening strike action.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM, says the new £7m Literacy and Numeracy Framework will help to raise standards of basic reading and maths skills.
The Welsh Government has launched a new programme to improve basic standards of reading, writing and numeracy for 5 to 14 year-olds in Wales.
£7m will be spent on a Literacy and Numeracy Framework to help schools drive up standards in subjects across the curriculum.
Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews said the framework sets realistic and achievable expectations for teaching of literacy and numeracy and will be a critical tool in improving children's academic achievements.