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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • High school kids take traffic safety challenge

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Drive Smart Colorado launched its 26th annual High School Traffic Safety Challenge in Colorado Springs Thursday morning, with new options for teens to use in building their schools’ peer-to-peer, traffic safety campaigns. A $22,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation is helping fund...

  • Watch: Gubernatorial candidates trade shots in Colorado Springs debate

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The fifth Colorado gubernatorial debate Wednesday night seemed like a Wimbledon match, as the two opponents volleyed their best shots. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat seeking his second term, believes the state and Colorado Springs are on the brink of a turning point. "We've...

  • Local student featured in Arts and Activities magazine

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Doherty High School student Elliott Chambers is featured as the Young Artist for the month of November in Arts and Activities magazine, a national art publication. Each year, the magazine features nine “Young Artists.” Students from Colorado Springs School District 11 usually...

  • Take the math geek challenge and win a gift card

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Good at math? You could win a gift card for correctly solving this problem. If you figure out the exact number of pizza combinations possible at Poor Richard's Restaurant, you could win a $250 gift card to Poor Richard's business complex downtown. Poor Richard's "Math Geek...

  • Pikes Peak-area educator named Colorado Teacher of the Year

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Everyone remembers a special teacher - the one who, with a few encouraging words helps shape the future, gives advice that makes a bad situation better or simply listens. At Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, that person is math teacher Kathy Thirkell, who has touched thousands of...

  • UCCS Radio is growing up fast

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    It's fair to say UCCS Radio is coming into its own. Started in 2003 as a project of engineering students, the online-only station - primarily operated and produced by students - struggled to get established. But now, financial backing, workable office space, up-to-date equipment,...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders urged to focus on early childhood education, care

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Forget about saving for college. Parents first must break the piggy bank to pay for child care and preschool. At about $13,000, the average annual cost for full-time infant care in Colorado exceeds the price of most in-state college tuition and fees. Not far behind is the average...

  • A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national Radon Poster Contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense...

  • Colorado Springs school district's attempts to end standardized testing nixed - for now

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    What seemed like a long shot - the area's largest school district forgoing state standardized testing agenda and coming up with a different way of doing things - is panning out to be an impossibility. At least for now. All Colorado Springs School District 11 students will take the...

  • UCCS gets grant to help fight cyber crimes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The cyber protection research that will come from a $70,000 grant Northrop Grumman Corp. gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Wednesday will look like the work of James Bond 007, only it won't be fake. "It will be like making a movie - if you open something up and it...

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