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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.

Teachers gather at Cucharas room 105 watch a video about the 'Barbie Bungee Jump' and share in discuss their findings on how to better educate their students. There is a teacher shortage in the math and science departments and teachers were meeting at a summer institute program for math and science on Friday June 16, 2017 for a week-long training event. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette
Colorado Marijuana Taxes
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2012, file photo a caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
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Beans are harvested by Elizabeth Fry at the Venetucci Farm on the day of a farmer's market on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Every Wednesday produce from the Venetucci Farm is sold at the farmer's market at America the Beautiful Park. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Sports Medicine and Performance Center. North Nevada Avenue Campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Courtesy of City for Champions.
(Photo courtesy of Four Mile Fire Protection District/Facebook)
Third-grade teacher Jodie Collins helps Sara Tutton with her class work Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Webster Elementary. The third garders at the Widefield school scored 88.7 percent proficient or higher in reading on the TCAP test, an 18 point increase over last year's score. Photo by Christian Murdock, The Gazette.
Vaccination. Boy getting a vaccine
(AP stock photo)
Construction slows traffic at Woodmen Road and Union Blvd. Monday, June 12, 2017.. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
student driver sign on top of drivers ed car at stoplight