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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Local Sertoma club donates to program for deaf and hearing-impaired students

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The High Noon Sertoma Club will donate $16,000 to Stratton Elementary School's Deaf and Hard of Hearing program Friday. The funds will be used to purchase special receivers that amplify the teachers' voice. Stratton Elementary School, 2460 Paseo Road, is in Colorado Springs School...

  • UCCS students join 'mattress girl' in effort to bring awareness about sex assaults

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    A mattress usually brings thoughts of sleep, relaxation, perhaps companionship. But the extra-long twin mattress Tessa Danielle and other students are carrying around their college campus this week is meant to represent a different image: sexual assault. "It's in total solidarity....

  • Voters approve school financing measures in four of six districts

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Pikes Peak region voters showed their support for school financing measures, approving proposals from four of six districts in unofficial election results Tuesday. Tax increases for schools, in general, tend to be more attractive to voters, said Josh Dunn, associate professor of...

  • Head Start still making a difference after 50 years

    Published: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Casey Massengill doesn't know what she would have done without Head Start, a federally funded preschool program for low-income parents that is observing its 50th anniversary. The wife of a soldier stationed at Fort Carson and mom of two young boys, Massengill noticed her oldest son,...

  • Host families sought for foreign exchange students

    Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    World Heritage Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit organization under the sponsorship of ASSE International, is looking for American families to host high school students from European, Asian, former Soviet, Middle Eastern and African countries. The exchange students speak...

  • Honk and waves remain part of election season in El Paso County

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The sun was barely up, but Kevin Walker and crew had been at it for a while. Shaking signs and waving at traffic whizzing by, backers of El Paso County's stormwater tax proposal manned the corners at Fountain and Academy boulevards Thursday. It had been a good morning, Walker said....

  • Public meeting set to discuss Colorado Springs charter school building priorities

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    How should The Classical Academy spend about $8 million expected to soon come into its coffers? "It's a great problem that we have, deciding how to spend all this money," spokeswoman Tisha Harris said. The Classical Academy is in northern Colorado Springs in Academy School District...

  • Community college transfer students should apply for four-year schools now

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission, in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority...

  • Colorado College Food Rescue makes the big time

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The Colorado College Food Rescue program has made the big time. After seeing an article in The Gazette about the CC student-initiated program to save unused but still good food from the school cafeteria and local businesses and transport it to soup kitchens and food pantries, NBC’s...

  • 5 places for trick-or-treating in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    As ghouls and goblins roam the streets Friday night, there also are other places besides homes to take youngsters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here are a few ideas to keep your princesses and pirates smiling like a jack-o-lantern. - Mall-Oween at The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel...

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