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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.

Students at Discovery Canyon Elementary raised thousands of dollars for the inaugural Change for Children's initiative. The money which will go toward constructing the new Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs.(Screenshot via Academy D-20 Facebook video)
Jason Yarros talks to third grade girls and third grade teacher about the Apache helicopter. Courtesy photo by Jessica James.
Col. Jack Fischer
Dr. Nicholas Gledich, the superintendent of District 11, left, takes a photo of the countdown screen as Lauren Hugm right countdown from five before the results were to be posted as candidates and others celebrate the passing of 3E on the voting ballot at SoccerHaus on Tuesday November 7, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Voters who approved the 3E ballot measures to significantly increase funding for K-12 schools in the D-11 schools.  (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Dr. Nicholas Gledich, the superintendent of District 11, left, takes a photo of the countdown screen as Lauren Hugm right countdown from five before the results were to be posted as candidates and others celebrate the passing of 3E on the voting ballot at SoccerHaus on Tuesday November 7, 2017 in Colorado Springs. Voters who approved the 3E ballot measures to significantly increase funding for K-12 schools in the D-11 schools. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
(Photo via Cheyenne Mountain High School)
Monday’s work from the Combat Paper project lies on a table after drying over night Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Rampart Campus of Pikes Peak Community College. Old military uniforms are made into pulp then transformed into paper as part of the project. Members of Combat Paper will be at the community college through Friday.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Monday’s work from the Combat Paper project lies on a table after drying over night Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Rampart Campus of Pikes Peak Community College. Old military uniforms are made into pulp then transformed into paper as part of the project. Members of Combat Paper will be at the community college through Friday. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Back to School Things to Know
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, public school buses are parked in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)