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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs school kids get moving to raise money, obesity awareness

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Instead of getting stars on their school work for a job well done, Howbert Elementary students earned stickers Wednesday for a different reason. They moved their bodies. For 45 minutes, the school's 285 kindergarten through fifth-grader pupils participated in the first Westside...

  • Local school district receives grant from DoD to advance STEM education

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership awarded a $1.7 million grant to  Wildfield School District 3 for this school year.  The district serves military students from Fort Carson Army Base, Peterson Air Force Base, the Air Force Academy, Schreiver...

  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...

  • School begins Monday at Colorado Springs youth facility marred by violence

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    School starts Monday for juvenile offenders being detained or incarcerated at Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs. That's more than a month later than usual, but things haven't been on track at the state-run center for a while. State lawmakers have been demanding...

  • Lego blocks teach Palmer Elementary students new skills

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Every kid knows what Lego blocks are for. In no time, the colorful plastic bricks snap together and become castles, race cars, dinosaurs, robots and other fanciful creations that come from the minds of the young. Now, with the help of technology, Lego toys also are teaching...

  • Local school districts have funding measures on ballot

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Voters in six local school districts will be asked in the general election whether they want to pay for school finance initiatives to build new schools, renovate old schools, improve teachers' salaries, enhance security, rehab sports facilities, add educational programs and other...

  • UCCS freshman featured in Al Jazeera documentary

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman, who in high school tended to his family's alligator farm in southern Colorado, is featured in a new documentary series, "Edge of Eighteen." One-hour original episodes will air Sunday evenings at 
7 p.m. on Al Jazeera America...

  • D-11 board votes unanimously to request change in testing rules

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region's largest public school district intends to push the standardized testing envelope to see if it can be at least steamed, if not ripped, open. A unanimous vote of the seven-member board of Colorado Springs School District 11 on Wednesday night gave Superintendent...

  • Colorado Springs District 11 board may seek to opt out of standardized testing

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Public school students are required by law to take certain standardized tests every year, but Colorado Springs School District 11's superintendent, Nicholas Gledich, wants out. At a school board meeting Wednesday night, his district could become the first in the state to move forward...

  • Third time's the charm for former Lincoln Elementary? D-11, Penrose seek lease deal

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    For the third time in less than a year, Colorado Springs School District 11's Board of Education will consider an offer for the former Abraham Lincoln Elementary School at 2727 N. Cascade Ave. Board members will decide at a meeting Wednesday night whether to accept a one-year lease...