MultiLit named in Prime Minister’s announcement of reading blitz

There have been a number of references to MultiLit in recent media coverage of the announcement of PM Julia Gillard’s ‘reading blitz’. The Australian Prime Minister announced a program to help children develop basic reading skills based on the Gonski review of school funding.

In an interview with the PM and Minister Peter Garrett, Garrett stated that the blitz will involve using specific measures, including the application of phonics and literacy learning (mentioning MultiLit as an example) and monitoring students’ progress. For more information about the announcement and references to MultiLit, see the following sources:

Government announces plans for ‘reading blitz’ to include MultiLit”, Macquarie University Newsroom, 26th February 2013.

“Literacy a priority”, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, 2GB, 26th February 2013.

Michael in the morning, 4RO Rockhampton, 25th February 2013.

“Education, back to basics”, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, 2GB, 25th February 2013.

“Schools to conduct reading blitz”, The Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2013.

Julia Gillard’s $1 billion reading blitz”, The Australian, 24th February 2013.

Julia Gillard’s $1 billion reading blitz”, The Sunday Telegraph, 24th February 2013.

“PM’s schools reform”, Sunday Mail Adelaide, 24th February 2013.

“PM’s $1b reading blitz”, The Sunday Telegraph, 24th February 2013.

“Reading blitz in back-to-basics push”, Sunday Herald Sun, 24th February 2013.

“Gillard spells out reading blitz plan”, Sunday Tasmanian, 24th February 2013.

“PM’s $1b reading blitz”, Sunday Times, 24th February 2013.

PM Julia Gillard asks schools to sign up to a back to basics reading skills program developed by Macquarie University in exchange for additional funding. Weekend Sunrise, Channel 7 (Sydney), 24th February 2013.

Transcript of Joint Doorstop Interview”, 24th February 2013.