Friday morning briefing: Scholarships and snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Free money

The state Higher Education Department is seeking applications for the No Child Left Behind Title II Improving Teacher Quality grants.

The program aims to help shape state and local activities to improve teacher quality and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers, paraprofessionals and principals.

Colleges, universities and high-need local education agencies are eligible to apply, according to the information.

The grant program is to distribute $593,845.

To view the request for applications: visit www.hed.state.nm.us or call 505-476-8443 or 505-476-8435 to request a hard copy.

Holiday cooking tip

When you bake cookies and they come out too hard, simply put the cookies in a bag with a piece of bread overnight.

Question of the day

What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen?

Show’s starting in our comment section below.

Today in history

On this day in 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.

Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-airplane-flies

Weather

Today — Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning…then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 1 or 2 inches.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25.