More than 30,000 first-graders are beginning school in Lithuania in the new academic year on September 1, several hundred more than last year.
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Nevertheless, the overall number of students continues declining – from 335,000 in the last academic year to over 328,000 this year.

Traditionally, first-graders will receive first-grader passports from the Education and Justice Ministry on September 1. Another 2,000 passports have been sent to Lithuanian-language schools in 20 foreign countries.

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