Sacramento: District hires 12 SPED teachers from Philippines due to shortage

July 16, 2017, Sacramento Bee: Sacramento district can’t find enough teachers, so it turns to Philippines for help Officials at the Sacramento City Unified School District took an international field trip to the Philippines this year – to hire teachers. The district says it has no choice but to look abroad to fill vacancies, as schools around California and the nation face a shortage of employable teachers.... Jake Hansen, personnel specialist for Sacramento City Unified, flew to the Philippines last year for the first time to hire 12 special education teachers. After three days of interviews, he flew back to Sacramento. “We couldn’t fill our needs locally,” Hansen said. “We always have a need for special education teachers.”