Using tech to close the education gap in China
19 April 2019 | 10:54 am
The poor, rural county of Luquan is 800 kilometers and a world away from the wealthy, urban city of Chengdu. But the students in high schools in both places are taking the same classes taught by the same teachers. Luquan No. 1 Middle School is one of about 400 rural schools in China using on-line learning to bridge a growing education gap between rural and urban areas.
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