Queensland parents should know by the end of the school day how the state government plans to spend federal education funds.

The state government is expected to announce how the $130 million in federal funding, announced last year, would be spent.

Heading into the first Cabinet meeting of the new year, at The Gap State High School in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate of Ashgrove, Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek gave a few clues.

"We want to make sure that young Queenslanders especially are the ones who will get the benefit,” he said.

The federal government has committed $794 million in additional funding over the next four years.

Mr Langbroek said it was important the government received value for its spending.

"It's a very, very important extra bit of funding that we want to make sure we spend appropriately,” he said.

"Over the last decade we've had increased spending in education by state and federal governments of 40 per cent but it hasn't led to real, tangible improvements and we need to make sure we spend that money appropriately.”

Mr Langbroek and Mr Newman are due to make an education funding announcement later Tuesday afternoon.