Public Schools Woo Foreign Students to Boost Ranks

Monday, 04 Apr 2011 07:43 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Northern Maine is 7,000 miles and a world away from China, but that's not stopping a school superintendent there from recruiting Chinese students to attend public high school in this remote mill town.

Faced with declining enrollments and shrinking revenues, public school districts from Maine to California are seeking out students from overseas, particularly China, to attend their high schools.

At least two public schools in Maine have 10 tuition-paying Chinese students in classes this year, and Millinocket Superintendent Ken Smith says he's planning to have at least 60 Chinese students next year who would pay $24,000 each in tuition, room and board.

A student recruitment agency says a growing number of school districts in large cities and small towns alike are doing the same across the country.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Two-hour Arizona Execution Sparks Calls for Rethink on Death Penalty

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:22 AM

Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review of . . .

Fans Protest Tony Dungy's Clarification on Sam Comments

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:06 AM

NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy has clarified his comments on drafting Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, but D . . .

Facebook Taking Piece of Mobile Ad Revenue Pie From Google

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 10:28 AM

For the ninth straight quarter, Facebook Inc. has blown away Wall Street projections, more than doubling its $333 millio . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved