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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.

The Mitchell High School Air Force ROTC presents the colors as students from Wallflower Elementary School sing the National Anthem Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, during a local rally on the steps of the Colorado Springs City Hall to mark National School Choice Week.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Mitchell High School Air Force ROTC presents the colors as students from Wallflower Elementary School sing the National Anthem Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, during a local rally on the steps of the Colorado Springs City Hall to mark National School Choice Week. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Back to School Things to Know
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, public school buses are parked in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
The final graduation exercises under the name Early College High School were held on May 26, 2017 at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus. The school will now be known as Odyssey Early College and Career Options. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
(Courtesy of Liberty Tree Academy/Facebook)
Manitou Springs High School Graduation
Graduation exercises for Manitou Springs High School were held Sunday May 22, 2016 at Richardson Football Field. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
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FILE - Buses for D-38 schools wait for students outside of Lewis-Palmer High School on Thursday, August 22, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
ICE SKATERS IN ACACIA
Families ice skate in Acacia Park on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
The Air Academy Marching Band performs during the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The marching band will perform in the Rose Parade Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.