Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Special-needs couple reigns at Colorado Springs high school prom

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Sierra High School students were on their feet, stomping, clapping and whooping at last week's assembly for seniors. The most popular Prom Court couple had walked toward each other from opposite ends of the gym, met in the center, held hands and faced their peers. "The building was...

  • Recent youth suicides a 'terrifying situation' that must be addressed, El Paso County official says

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    In what an official from the El Paso County Coroner's Office calls "a terrifying situation," two students from West Middle School committed suicide in the past few weeks. "It is a problem in our society that we don't properly deal with, and every effort should be made with prevention...

  • Charter school community bids teary farewell as STAR Academy closes

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Even as she hugged sobbing students in the hallways Friday after the last bell rang, Sheila Greene slipped in a few lessons. "Be strong. Be brave. Make friends. It's going to be OK," the middle school English teacher told teens as she said goodbye. Friday was the last day for good...

  • UCCS gets dean with Fort Carson ties; PPCC makes moves

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A former Army War College professor will take over as dean of the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. George E. Reed, who has worked for the past three years as associate dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University...

  • PPCC marketing campaign advances to national competition

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Pikes Peak Community College’s “What You’ll Find Will Surprise You” marketing campaign has been selected to move on to the National Advertising Association National Awards Competition in Las Vegas. The work of the Marketing and Communication Department will compete against campaigns...

  • Music video from Colorado Springs native and local cast hits the big time

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs native’s music video that was filmed at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus premiered this week on, an online video-hosting site. Also assisting in the effort was a local cast and crew of students from the film programs at the University of...

  • Air Force Academy neighbor offers bird's-eye view of Thunderbirds' flyover

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Location, location, location. The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is capitalizing on being a neighbor of the U.S. Air Force Academy by hosting a Thunderbirds flyover watch party during Thursday’s graduation ceremonies. The museum, at 225 North Gate Boulevard (east of Interstate...

  • Documentary by former Colorado Springs educator aims to 'bring back trust of teachers'

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Teaching a herd of sheep to move in one direction at the same time works. Similarly, teaching a herd of children to read a book, solve math problems and other lessons doesn't. That's one of the messages conveyed in a new documentary a former Colorado Springs public school teacher...

  • 'Relationship building' a priority for new El Paso County school superintendent

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 Board of Education last week hired an administrator from another local school district who they hope will be the panacea for the district's woes. Dwight Barnes, assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School in Falcon School District 49, will...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is...

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