Shorten on school visit

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

LA­BOR Leader Bill Shorten will visit Townsville State High School to­day to push his party’s poli­cies for im­prov­ing the teach­ing of science, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics. Mr Shorten has an­nounced La­bor would make com­puter cod­ing avail­able in ev­ery pri­mary and sec­ondary school, up­skill 25,000 teach­ers in STEM dis­ci­plines, of­fer 25,000 STEM univer­sity grad­u­ates teach­ing schol­ar­ships and write off the HECS debts of 100,000 stu­dents who grad­u­ate in STEM sub­jects. “Townsville High’s fo­cus on tech­nol­ogy is the kind of thing I want to see in schools right across Aus­tralia,” he said.

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