06/05/2012 08:29 EDT | Updated 08/05/2012 05:12 EDT

New Brunswick invests in inclusive education

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick is committing $62 million over the next three years to make the province's classrooms more inclusive.

Education Minister Jody Carr says much of the money will be spent on hiring more resource teachers, counsellors and behaviour intervention specialists.

Gordon Porter, co-author of a government report on inclusive education, says he's encouraged by the government's response.

He says with a declining student population, other jurisdictions have cut teaching positions to save money.