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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Some state education leaders are troubled by continued flat assessment scores across Colorado and for what's ahead, with new standardized testing starting this school year. The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday released results from the spring round of the Transitional...

  • Colorado Department of Education set to release TCAP results today

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Education will release results of the 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program testing at noon Thursday. The Gazette will present an analysis of local scores from the past seven years, as well as a look at local student academic performance from the...

  • Medical helicopter at UCCS no cause for alarm

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Visitors to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus Wednesday morning may see Memorial Hospital's medical transport helicopter on site. No cause for alarm, officials say. The crew will be conducting training on the campus, off Austin Bluffs Parkway near the El Pomar...

  • Small school in Woodland Park to get big donation

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A substantial donation from a Woodland Park business owner is being hailed as the biggest thing to happen to a small private school in years - one that will change the face of education for 
60 youngsters. Jayson Baker, chief executive officer of Peak Internet, plans to donate $30,000...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak...

  • Cripple Creek council tells library district to re-open negotiations with school district

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Cripple Creek City Council on Wednesday night strongly encouraged the Southern Teller County Library District to re-open negotiations with Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1. A dispute over a contract the two taxing entities have renewed annually since 1976 started a few...

  • An ecosystem (and food) can be created 
with the right mix of water, plants and fish

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    new wave of gardening is rippling across the United States, and it's setting a new record for the farm-to-table trend. In about 20 minutes, freshwater fish and produce can go from swimming around and hanging on the vine to being a delicious meal on a plate. "You can't get any...

  • Cripple Creek library, school district at odds over proposed move

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    A confusing tiff between the public library in Cripple Creek and its landlord, the local school district, remains unresolved after failed mediation attempts by lawyers. A library district board meeting Wednesday night also did not produce a solution for the months-long conflict that...

  • Victor residents pass the hat for historic building damaged in fire

    Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    One week after a fire nearly destroyed the Western Federation of Miners Union Hall in Victor, the small mountain town is rallying to raise money to help the owner restore the damaged piece of history. A firefighters' bucket brigade will kick off a benefit at 10 a.m. Saturday at the...

  • Longtime Teller County gallery owner is shutting down, but cultural mission remains

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The man who many say has been the voice of the Woodland Park art community for nearly two decades has 
decided to call it quits. Seven Arrows Gallery, which Ralph Holloway opened in 2008, is closing Friday. Since 1997, when he and his wife, Darlene, moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth...

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