Disability data shows quarter of a million students missing out on extra funding

Coalition says data will be used to ensure extra money for students with disability under Gonski 2.0 plan

There are one quarter of a million more students with a disability in Australian schools than are currently receiving extra funding for support, new national statistics have shown.The 2016 results of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Disability showed 18.1% or 685,911 students received an educational adjustment due to disability.Some 5.7% already get targeted support but a further total of 12.4% of students need extensive, substantial or supplementary educational support due to ...