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£10M DEAL FOR SCOTTISH SCHOOLS

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Scottish education minister Jack McConnell has announced a spending package for schools which will see the smallest...
Scottish education minister Jack McConnell has announced a spending package for schools which will see the smallest primary getting£1,000 and the largest secondary£12,000.

The deal, which costs£10m, is the first stage in a project to improve schools.

Mr McConnell said: 'This is step one in the first real strategy to improve the learning environment and forms a key part of our determination to drive up standards across the board.'

He wrote to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities as well as individual councils which have pulled out of the organisation.

COSLA said the announcement shows the executive is committed to working with local authorities in order to deliver better education.

Glasgow City Council welcomed the announcement but said the extra cash does not address the city's capital needs, estimated to be around£150m.

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