Special education schools to get more funding for teacher training

Special education schools will get an additional $400 every year for each's teachers training needs, increasing the total amount available to $1,500. The money is intended to increase the quality of special education.

"We need to make sure that every additional dollar placed in SPED is a dollar well spent - that every additional bit of resource...will help programmes that improve student outcomes and make a difference to their lives, " said Minister of State (Education and Communications and Information) Sim Ann.

She was speaking at the first SPED Learning Day held on Friday at the Singapore Expo.

The Learning Day, to be held every other year, is intended as a day of sharing between educators.