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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 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...

  • Corporate donation will build a new space education center in Colorado Springs

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    A $400,000 grant will establish the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The funding from Lockheed Martin Corp., a global security and aerospace company, will provide science, technology,...

  • Efforts launched to help students apply to college, complete degrees

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    To increase the number of degrees obtained in Colorado, throughout the month of October, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and the Colorado Department of Higher Education are highlighting opportunities available to high school students to apply to college and programs available on campuses to help...

  • Colorado Springs charter school serving impoverished students gets major boost

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    A big boost from Colorado Springs-based philanthropic powerhouse El Pomar Foundation will help a local charter school that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. El Pomar Foundation last week awarded Atlas Preparatory School a $750,000 grant....

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

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