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Brothers start a new chapter

(Shanghai Daily)

08:09, September 02, 2011

Four brothers settle down to read a new textbook in their classroom yesterday. The quadruplets from a rural family started their education as grade one students in Qingzhou City, in east China's Shandong Province. Some 260 million primary and middle school students from across China made their way to schools to start their autumn semester yesterday. The Education Ministry yesterday reaffirmed that public schools are not allowed to exact extra fees from the children of migrant workers. According to official statistics, 11.67 million children of migrant workers from the country's rural areas are currently receiving compulsory education in cities. Some public schools were charging migrant children extra fees as "contributions" to schools.(Shanghai Daily Photo)


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