Desperate to fill teacher shortages, US schools are hiring teachers from overseas. See more national education news here

| October 8, 2019

By Holly Yan, Tiara Chiaramonte and Anne Lagamayo • CNN

When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away.

But a dire shortage of US teachers means some schools are taking drastic measures — like hiring teachers from half a world away.

“For the first year, it’s a little bit of a struggle because I’m the kind of person who misses family that easily,” said Alvarado, who taught for a decade in the Philippines before moving to Arizona.

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