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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.

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For National Bike to School Day, some of the students from Columbia Elementary School met at Boulder Park and rode to school together. Naveah Lira, Catalina Alarid, and Eli Wright (left to right) head towards the school while being lead by Mark Schenberger, with Kids on Bikes, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Pueblo City Schools students supporting teachers on strike. Photo by the Associated Press.
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From upper left, Raegan Bervig, 18, Jared Belcher, 18, Brayden Luft, 19, Brady Miller, 18, RaeAnn Queener, 18, and Gracey Thompson, 18, pose for a portrait on the jungle gym on the TCA campus Tuesday April 24, 2018 in Colorado Springs. The six are best friends currently attend The Classical Academy and met in kindergarten and have been through the worst of times and the best of times together.
Kevin Vick is leaving his job as president of the Colorado Springs School District 11 union, the Colorado Springs Education Association, and taking a state job with the Colorado Education Association. Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Kevin Vick is leaving his job as president of the Colorado Springs School District 11 union, the Colorado Springs Education Association, and taking a state job with the Colorado Education Association. Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Students walk on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 during their first week of the fall semester. Enrollment at the Colorado Springs university has increased 40 percent over the last decade to 11,199. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Students walk on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 during their first week of the fall semester. Enrollment at the Colorado Springs university has increased 40 percent over the last decade to 11,199. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)