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EXTENSION OF LITERACY SCHEME FOR ALL 11-YEAR-OLDS

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More local authorities will be able to take part in a children's literacy scheme next year, BBC Radio Four's Today ...
More local authorities will be able to take part in a children's literacy scheme next year, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Prime minister Tony Blair will today announce an extension of the summer school literacy programme for 11 year olds, the programme reported.

This year 50 inner city schools took part in a pilot scheme. Next summer all local education authorities will be able to bid to take part in the scheme, which will be extended to 500 schools, Today said. The government will contribute£4m to fund the scheme and hopes to raise another£1m from business sponsorship.
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