Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled her long-anticipated education plan Wednesday -- and it came with a price tag.
From The State's Jamie Self:
Nearly $100 million in funding for students living in poverty, $30 million for reading coaches, and $29 million in increased spending to expand internet access and technology in the classroom are highlights of Gov. Nikki Haley’s education plan.
The plan also would focus those resources on poorer school districts, taking into account the districts' poverty levels.
For example, the plan would pay for the full salary of a reading coach in 247 elementary schools in the state's highest poverty districts.
About $130 million of the increased education spending would come from $200 million in expected state revenues. Another $29 million would come from the state's capital reserve fund.