Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Enrollment opens for new students in Colorado Springs school district

    Updated: 18 min ago

    Fall enrollment for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are new to Colorado Springs School District 11 is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through July 31, at the district enrollment office, 1033 N. Franklin St., the southeast corner of East San Rafael and North Franklin...

  • Victim: Child was behind Teller County BB gun incident

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A child is the alleged culprit behind an apparent BB gun shooting that shattered the glass in a work vehicle of a Victor city employee on July 2. "It was just a little kid, and he didn't mean to do it, so everything's all right," Toni Tomei said Monday. Teller County Sheriff Mike...

  • Colorado College alum nominated to lead nation's top science organization


    A geophysicist who received her bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College is on track to become the next president of the National Academy of Sciences. The organization’s council announced Monday it had approved the nomination of Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the...

  • Colorado College plans $45 million expansion, renovation of library

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    The "brain" of the Colorado College campus is on its way to becoming a lot smarter. Plans are advancing for a proposed $45 million expansion and renovation of Tutt Library at 1021 N. Cascade Ave. "It will become an academic hub and the brain of the campus, which is what an academic...

  • Seven new trustees join Colorado College's governing board

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Colorado College, a private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs, has named seven new members to its board of trustees. The new members, all alumni, are: Jerome DeHerrera, Ian Griffis, Ryan Haygood, Jeff Keller, Eric Mellum, John Troubh, and student trustee James Lonergan, a rising...

  • Cleopatra the tortoise gets her prosthetic shell

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Cleopatra, a rescued tortoise whose shell was damaged due to malnutrition, has received a 3-D printed prosthetic shell. The Gazette told Cleopatra's story in April. To read it, click here:...

  • Local social studies teacher selected to attend technology conference

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    A sixth grade social studies teacher at Mountain Vista Community School, a K-8 school in Harrison School District 2, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2015 Educators Conference. Robert Houghton will travel to Washington, D.C., July...

  • Space Foundation donation paves the way for return of Children's Museum to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

  • College test a breeze for Colorado Springs whiz kid

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Some kids would rather eat a plate of broccoli than take a test. Not Sebastian Myers. The 13-year-old Carmel Middle School student relishes the thought of sinking his teeth into a juicy exam. "I like that I get to show what I know," he said. Sebastian knows a lot, and he proved it...

  • Manitou Springs art exhibit features work from youth in correctional facility

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A student exhibit opened last week at the Manitou Art Center, but none of the artists were allowed to attend. The adolescents who created the artwork are locked up in what amounts to juvenile jail. They are awaiting court hearings involving criminal cases or have been found guilty of...

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