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Filipino teachers becoming sought after to fill difficult positions

School board members in Topeka Unified School District 501 on Thursday gave the go-ahead for another recruiting trip to the Philippines.

Board members voted 4-3 with Ned Nusbaum, Betty Horton and Janel Johnson casting the dissenting votes to send district staff members on a trip to the Philippines to look for teachers who can provide instruction in areas where U.S. schools are finding it increasingly difficult to find teachers. The recruiting trip is to take place in January, paid for by Springfield, Mo.-based HealthQuest Enterprises.

"I am supportive of this," said board president Doug Glenn. "Just seeing some recent statistics on graduates in those high-needs areas, they're just not there."

Already, 18 Filipino teachers are working in 11 different district schools. Seven work as middle or high school science teachers, four as middle or high school math teachers, five as special education teachers and two as elementary teachers — one of whom is certified to teach English second language learners and one with a math concentration. CJ Online


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