Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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Air Academy, Colorado College grad wins prestigious 'genius award' for creativity


It's been 1,000 students and 20 years ago since Doug Lundberg had John Novembre in his advanced placement biology and genetic engineering classes at Air Academy High School.

But Lundberg remembers Novembre,...

Rubik's Cube an old puzzle thrilling a new generation of Pikes Peak region kids


Whether trying to solve the Rubik's Cube beats the fun out of playing video games is a tossup for some Ute Pass Elementary School students.

"They're about the same level," said sixth-grader Raven Davis at...

Enrollment gap between largest districts in Pikes Peak region continues to narrow


In the land of public education, Thursday is the day schools in Colorado add up how many students are in their seats. State lawmakers use the data to determine school funding.

While it won't happen this...

Colorado Springs school gets prestigious national award


All 568 students at Centennial Elementary School learned the same lesson Tuesday: Hard work pays off.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named six schools in Colorado as National Blue Ribbon Schools for...

Colorado College gets high marks for diversity

By: Debbie Kelley

Colorado College has been ranked 65th among the best colleges for diversity nationwide by College Factual, The website provides customizable tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to help...

Space Foundation looking for teachers to strengthen space themes in classrooms

By: Debbie Kelley

Educators around the world are invited to apply to become a Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, a program that helps educators use space themes to strengthen curriculum and inspire student’s interest in science,...

Two local educators win award for mathematics teaching

By: Debbie Kelley

Two Harrison School District 2 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers have won the 2015 mathematics teaching award from the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Angela Outlaw from...

Manitou Springs students learn they can make a difference during Creek Week


Even if you're 5 years old, you can do your part and make a difference.

Kindergartners at Manitou Springs Elementary learned that lesson Thursday, as they prepared to participate in this year's Creek Week...