Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wausa, Nebraska Got A Little Creative…

I read a post in the May issue of the Center for Rural Affairs newsletter. Apparently a little school in Nebraska is keeping its doors open with foreign exchange students! What a fascinating approach. Below is an excerpt from the article:

Cultural Smorgasbord in a Rural School
May 2008 Newsletter
A few months ago I wrote about a unique situation in Wausa, Nebraska. The school system was in danger of being phased out due to a lack of students. Superintendent Bob Marks came up with a plan to recruit foreign exchange students to fill the population needs of the school.

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I think this is really interesting. Not only does the school get much needed students, but they get students from different parts of the world, able to bring a vast array of talents, stories, and experiences to this rural area.

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