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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Colorado Military Academy is working on renovating a building it's buying next to Peterson Air Force Base, as organizers prepare to open in the fall with 600 students in grades K-9. Provided rendering.
During a "All People's Breakfast" on Monday morning, Colorado College students participate in a performance in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Afterwards, many attendees marched from Colorado College to downtown Colorado Springs for a rally in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16, 2017. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
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In this July 19, 2016, photo, Hillary Scott, of the band Lady Antebellum, poses in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Air Academy Band members march in a parade in 2016. Photo courtesy of Melony Black

Strong wind blew over a tree at King Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11. (Debbie Kelley, The Gazette)

In this Gazette file photo Ebonie, left, and Owen Seigler work on a science project together Tuesday, April 16, 2013, during Rania Craddock's fifth-grade class at Chinook Trail Elementary. Autistic students like Ebonie learn with the other students at the school. The District 20 school is the only elementary school in the state designated as a model site by the Colorado Department for its autism teaching. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)