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Rural schools recruit international students to raise money

As more families leave small towns for big cities, schools are left with fewer students. Because schools with smaller student populations receive less funding, superintendents in rural areas are forced to look outside the box to stay afloat. Some schools are recruiting international students, who pay tuition for public education, to make up for lost funding and add diversity.

Politics

Rural schools recruit international students to raise money

As more families leave small towns for big cities, schools are left with fewer students. Because schools with smaller student populations receive less funding, superintendents in rural areas are forced to look outside the box to stay afloat. Some schools are recruiting international students, who pay tuition for public education, to make up for lost funding and add diversity.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is the Iditarod National Trail in Alaska, where America's last great gold rush began 100 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Kevin Keeler, the trail's administrator.