Author:

Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

Thomas MacLaren Charter School is investigating the feasibility of turning this building at 1615 W. Garden of the Gods Road into a K-12 charter school.
The marble mountain lion, which artist Ernest Geolfos of Broomfield carved from Colorado marble, was hoisted onto a flatbed truck for its move across campus. Photo courtesy of UCCS.
Kylee Tring and Ashle Haines help Jennifer O'Shea decorate her locker during the Jump Start program at Woodland Park Middle School on Friday, August 12, 2016. The weeklong program sought to reduce students' fear and anxiety as they transition into middle school. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette.
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The Colorado Department of Education released partial results from the spring cycle of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success. Gazette file photo.