A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado today. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, a few rain/snow showers, and blowing dust to Southern Colorado. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
(Denver-AP) -- Southern Colorado will get part of a $4.4 million federal grant given to the state to recruit teachers from non-teaching fields.
The University of Southern Colorado is one of three programs that will use the money to recruit and train new teachers from such fields as the telecommunications and engineering industries.
Colorado's grant is part of nearly $35 million to be given this year under the Education Department's Transition to Teaching program.
The funds will help head off a shortage of teachers in critical subjects such as math, science, foreign languages, English as a second language, reading and special education.
Those shortages are likely to worsen as student enrollments increase and teachers retire.