The BBC is reporting that four million pounds will be spent in Welsh schools to improve results in science and technology.
It will be invested in a new national network which will see pupils work with universities and other experts.
In a major study, Welsh students were below the average of 72 countries in science, reading and maths.
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said: “This new network of excellence is part of our national mission of education reform to raise standards.” The Pisa results in December marked the fourth time Wales has done worse than the other UK nations.
This planned network will pull together teaching practices for three to 18-year-olds, look at how other countries teach the subjects and allow schools to work together to develop courses and teaching.
Ms Williams said the investment was not a “knee jerk” reaction to the Pisa results but a “carefully considered response”.
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