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Haley's reform plan would spend more on poor kids

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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley wants to improve education in South Carolina by spending more money on poor children, focusing on reading and improving technology.

Haley announced her plans Wednesday at an elementary school in West Columbia. She says this needs to be the first year of a multiyear effort to transform South Carolina schools.

The governor proposes spending an extra $97 million on children who live in poverty, $30 million to hire additional reading coaches in elementary schools and $29 million to improve Internet capabilities in schools. Haley says her plan would simplify the state's complicated, piece-meal education funding formulas.

School and teacher advocacy groups say they are encouraged by what they heard.

Haley says she developed her plan from discussions last year with teachers, administrators, legislators, and business leaders.

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