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Byline: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LAS CRUCES A shortage of bilingual and special education teachers in the Las Cruces school district has forced officials to come up with new ways to fill the ranks.
The district has gone abroad to hire Spanish instructors and is granting special waivers to college students who haven't finished their studies to teach special education classes, said associate superintendent Charles White.
Three bilingual teachers from Spain have signed one-year contracts with the district. This is the first time Las Cruces has hired instructors from Spain, which paid all recruiting and travel costs for the teachers, White said.