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China--Long home to the highest illiteracy rates in China, Tibet is starting to change that.

CHINA -- Long home to the highest illiteracy rates in China, Tibet is starting to change that. More than 66 percent of Tibetan children receive preschool education support from the government, doubling the amount enrolled in such programs just six years ago, according to education authorities. Only 25 percent of the region's preschool children were enrolled in programs in 2010, but now more than 96,000 children are studying at 1,028 new facilities in Tibet. All children in agricultural and pastoral areas and low-income urban families are entitled to free tuition and a preschool education subsidy, all part of an effort by the Chinese government to boost education there.

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Title Annotation:Global Ed News
Publication:District Administration
Geographic Code:9CHIN
Date:Feb 1, 2017
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