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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for...

  • Cripple Creek district, library board reach agreement; books to stay in high school

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    After a summer of conflict that included preparing to pick up and move shop, the public library in Cripple Creek is staying put. At a monthly meeting Monday, the school board for Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 gave final approval on a 20-year memorandum of understanding...

  • Death of man in Colorado Springs apartment appears to be accidental

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The death of a 56-year-old man at an apartment complex for low-income residents appears to have been accidental, Colorado Springs Police said. Police from the Sand Creek substation responded to a call from Bentley Commons Apartments, near Hancock Parkway and Academy Boulevard, about...

  • Man stabbed several times in Colorado Springs, expected to survive

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police are searching for a suspect involved in a westside stabbing early Tuesday morning. A 37-year-old man was stabbed several times over various parts of his body, then walked to a business in the 500 block of West Colorado Avenue, seeking help, police said....

  • Colorado Springs Education Association chosen for national program

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Education Association, the educators' union for Colorado Springs School District 11, has been selected for a national pilot program that examines ways teachers can become leaders in the evolving education scene. The National Education Association, the Center for...

  • Robotics program gets a financial boost

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company recently donated $4,500 to the robotics programs taught throughout Woodland Park School District RE-2. The donation will pay for laptop computers and Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotic kits needed for programs at Columbine and Gateway...

  • The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A recent survey by Spectrem Group's Millionaire Corner shows that Gen Xers, ages 41-50, are the biggest supporters of home schooling, over adults of other ages. Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling...

  • Superintendent wants to end standardized testing in D-11

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    A renegade attempt by the area's largest public school district to pull back from the pack of standardized testing stalled before it got legs. But one part of the movement will proceed. At a work session Wednesday night, Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent Nicholas...

  • Colorado Springs children show support for Ferguson with music video

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Upset about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo., after last week's police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, three local home-schoolers turned a music lesson into their first recording and an important message for young and old alike. Jon Martinez's sons, 10-year-old Able,...

  • Parents urged to get kids vaccinated for meningitis

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An Aurora-based nonprofit is reminding parents as they send their children back to school to get educated about the risks of acquiring meningitis and other dangerous diseases. The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians says vaccinations help children avoid most illness, including...

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