Nov 12, 2009 11:51 AM by Associated Press

Sen. Bennet visits veterans teaching in schools

Some military veterans are now teaching in public schools, and a Democratic senator from Colorado is visiting them to highlight the federal "Troops To Teachers" program.

Sen. Michael Bennet was visiting a school in Aurora Thursday where veterans are teaching. Aurora Superintendent John Barry is a retired major general in the Air Force. One veteran is a special-education kindergarten teacher at Altura Elementary.

Bennet has co-sponsored a bill that would expand eligibility for the "Troops To Teachers" program. Started in 1994, the program recruits military members to second careers teaching in low-income schools. He was a school superintendent before Gov. Bill Ritter appointed him to the senate to replace Ken Salazar, who resigned to become Interior Secretary.


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