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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 5 places for trick-or-treating in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    As ghouls and goblins roam the streets Friday night, there also are other places besides homes to take youngsters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here are a few ideas to keep your princesses and pirates smiling like a jack-o-lantern. - Mall-Oween at The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel...

  • State officials stepping in, Teller County again under microscope on Election Day

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Teller County again will be under the microscope on Election Day. At the request of members of the Teller County Tea Party and the campaign manager for sheriff candidate Mark Manriquez, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office will monitor Tuesday's election count in Teller County....

  • State marching band winners announced

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday....

  • Pikes Peak region bands march into state competition finals at Falcon Stadium

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The tradition lives on. Local high schools again dominated the 4A division in the Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band championships. Jerry Pierce, whose daughter is in the Color Guard at Air Academy High School, was excited Saturday after the eight 4A finalists...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear....

  • Watch: Gubernatorial candidates trade shots in Colorado Springs debate

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    The fifth Colorado gubernatorial debate Wednesday night seemed like a Wimbledon match, as the two opponents volleyed their best shots. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat seeking his second term, believes the state and Colorado Springs are on the brink of a turning point. "We've...

  • Local graduate makes Broadway debut

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Matthew McMahan, a 2005 Woodland Park High School graduate, is performing as Feuilly with the Les Miserables cast at the Imperial Theater on Broadway in New York City.  McMahan attended Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park, where his music teacher, Marta Dickson,...

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education....

  • Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once a local principal

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once the principal at Mountain View Elementary in Academy School District 20, from 1995-2000. The Colorado Association of School Executives this week named Brian Ewert, superintendent of the Englewood Schools, as superintendent of the...