Budget 2021 delivers on education plan

Vote Education in Budget 2021 contains approximately $1.9 billion in new operating funding, and approximately $760 million of capital funding for new assets over the next 4 years.

Highlights include funding for:

  • Curriculum reform and work force supports in early learning and schooling
  • Improving pathways between educational and employment, and for Māori educational success as Māori
  • The creation of a more supported system that is more responsive to the needs of ākonga and their whānau (including an education service agency within a redesigned Ministry of Education)
  • School property to ensure students have access to quality teaching and learning environments and to help prevent overcrowding in schools

This new funding will help to build towards the goal of building a more equitable and inclusive world class public education that provides all ākonga with a solid foundation to be successful in work and in life.

For more detailed information on what is contained in Budget 2021, click the links below.

Vote Education Summary of Initiatives 2021

Vote Tertiary Education Summary of Initiatives 2021

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