Helping teachers make the grade, June 11

11 Jun 2015

A much-needed boost for education in rural areas has been outlined in a plan by the State Council. The measures are aimed at improving the lives of teachers in impoverished areas, whose work is reflected in these pictures. The plan includes raising salaries and providing subsidies. There will also be a system to grant “rewards” to teachers who have worked in rural areas for more than 10 years. Teachers will also receive stipends, insurance and even dormitories. Training in ethics and technology will also be provided. President Xi Jinping stressed the enhancement of education in rural areas during his visit to Beijing Normal University last year. Photos: Imaginechina, ChinaFotoPress