International students keep Adirondack school district afloat

Apr 13, 2012

A rural school district in a remote corner of the Adirondack Park is a hotbed of internationalism.

This week, New York NOW travels to Newcomb, N.Y. to tell the story of how one school district has been able to stave off closing its doors - by opening them to international students.

Students from as far away as Spain and Brazil make up about half of the total number in most high school classes. Since the international students pay tuition, the tiny Newcomb Central School District is thriving.

Now a group of New York legislators is pushing for a new federal law that would allow foreign students to stay longer than the one year currently allowed.

See the entire story this weekend on your local PBS station.