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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Discrimination or differences of opinion? Falcon D-49 meeting to determine outcome of grievance

By: debbie Kelley

Discrimination or differences of opinion? Policy violation or procedure?

Answers are expected next week.

Dana Palmer, a Falcon High School parent, earlier this month filed a grievance that claims...

Colorado Springs event scheduled to honor crew of Space Shuttle Challenger

By: Debbie Kelley, The Gazette

The Challenger Learning Center of Colorado will host an anniversary fundraising dinner to honor the crew of the STS-51-L Space Shuttle Challenger and their legacy. Titled "Reaching for Tomorrow," the event starts...

Challenger crew lives on through inspired Colorado Springs students


"Colorado Springs, we've had a problem."

Not an explosion, as Apollo 13 encountered in 1970, but rather a meteor shower. The noisy, chaotic event disrupted but did not prevent 30 fourth graders from...

Public has another chance to offer input on future of Helen Hunt Elementary School

By: debbie kelley

No one from the public showed up to speak in favor or opposition of the possible closure of Helen Hunt Elementary School at a Colorado Springs School District 11 board meeting Wednesday night.

So they're...

The Colorado Springs School to begin adjusting tuition based on household income


In the age of transparency in public schools, a private school established 54 years ago in The Broadmoor neighborhood to prepare girls for college has decided to put it all out there.

The Colorado Springs...

School districts spend big to lure students during choice week


Many public school systems spend thousands of dollars each year to attract students. Money well spent, officials say.

"Marketing is an essential part of all school districts," said Samantha Briggs,...

Space Foundation announces winners of student art contest

By: Debbie Kelley

With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s sixth annual International Student Art Contest has produced 25 winners from eight countries.

A total of 3,883 students...

'Duck Dynasty' star will headline Colorado Springs school fundraiser

By: Debbie Kelley

Following the likes of former President George W. Bush and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” will headline this year’s major fundraising event for the Colorado Springs...