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.
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Dull and damp for much of Wales as we start the day, with drier and brighter weather on the way this afternoon.
The heaviest of the rain will ease overnight. Remaining mild but breezy around coastal areas.