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.”

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Construction Career Day attracts 600 high school juniors and seniors statewide

By: Debbie Kelley

High school juniors and seniors from across southern Colorado are attending the ninth annual Southern Colorado Construction Career Day Thursday at Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

The event...

Matching grants available for local college scholarship programs

By: Debbie Kelley

El Paso County has access to $688,361 in scholarships for college from The Colorado Department of Higher Education.

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will provide counties and public colleges...

Harrison High's 'throwback' homecoming theme a project of current students, generations of alumni


Several generations of Harrison High students have unified under a common goal that culminates this week with a "throwback" homecoming theme.

Present and past students hope their months of hard work will...

School supply drive helps 550 Colorado Springs-area students

By: Debbie Kelley

More than 550 local students received school supplies collected by Larry H. Miller Dealerships during the month-long “Stuff for Students” school supply drive.

Supplies collected throughout August were...

Simple living author to do reading, discussion on his latest book

By: Debbie Kelley

Author William Powers will do a reading and discussion on his new book, “New Slow City,” 4-6 p.m. Friday at Colorado College’s Tutt Science Lecture Hall, 1112 N. Nevada Ave., Room 122.

The event is free and...

Youth in-need get shopping trip from Colorado Springs charity


The Assistance League of Colorado Springs started its Operation School Bell project, to clothe needy school children, in 1969.

After 46 years, the program is still going strong.

The first of about...

Senior pictures in Colorado showing influence of the selfie phenomenon, pushing into new dimensions


The selfie phenomenon has infiltrated one of the bastions of high school tradition: the senior picture.

But some say its influence hasn't been all bad.

While a few students submit grainy, poorly lit,...

Colorado Springs school gets high marks in state for ACT test scores


This year's ACT scores are lackluster locally, statewide and nationally. But one state-authorized charter school in Colorado Springs gets a gold star.

The 19 test takers from Thomas MacLaren School posted...