Schools First launchedMedia release 3 Oct 2008 1 minute read
ACER is a partner in Schools First, a new initiative to help build school-community partnerships. Schools First is a national initiative that aims to build stronger partnerships between schools and their local communities. Schools First offers regional, state and national awards with a prize pool of $5 million every year for three years. The Schools First Awards have been developed by National Australia Bank and three not-for-profit organisations: ACER, Australia Cares, and the Foundation for Young Australians. National Australia Bank has committed to funding the prize pool and all operating costs for the program over the initial three years.