Faced with dropping enrollment and revenue, a high school in a remote Maine town has fixed on an unlikely source of salvation: Chinese teenagers, reports the New York Times. Never mind that Millinocket is an hour’s drive from the nearest mall or movie theater, or that it gets an average 93 inches of snow a year. Kenneth Smith, the schools superintendent, is so certain that Chinese students will eventually arrive by the dozen--paying $27,000 a year in tuition, room and board-- that he is scouting vacant properties to convert to dormitories.

“We are going full-bore,” Dr. Smith said last week in...

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