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Coalition announces additional funding promise for Teach For Australia

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Teach For Australia welcomes today’s announcement from Federal Education Minister, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, with a promise for an additional $15 million in funding if the Coalition is elected on May 18.

Melodie Potts Rosevear, Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Australia, welcomes the continued support.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support from Minister Tehan, with this support we can continue to enlist more great talent to help all children, regardless of background or postcode, attain an excellent education – the key to unlocking their potential”

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan MP announced his additional support for the program today, as part of the Coalition’s education package.

“We will invest an additional $15 million for Teach For Australia to train high achieving teachers who will become high quality school leaders in rural, remote or disadvantaged schools,” Mr Tehan said.

This additional funding will allow Teach For Australia to continue to recruit, train and support more high-quality graduates and professionals to teach in schools serving low socioeconomic communities, while achieving a Master’s Degree in Teaching (Secondary) (Professional Practice) with ACU.

Now in its tenth year, Teach For Australia has placed 827 teachers (called “Associates”) in schools across VIC, WA, NT, TAS and ACT.  All school placements fill genuine teaching vacancies, with over half in regional or remote areas, and half in hard-to-fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

“TFA is incredibly grateful for the ongoing bipartisan support we receive at both a Federal, State and Territory level.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with our university partner ACU, Federal, State and Territory Governments, universities, schools, families, community organisations, corporate and philanthropic institutions to address educational inequity in Australia,” said Ms Potts Rosevear.

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