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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Five high school juniors from the Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron Wolfpack Team of the Civil Air Patrol won this year's national CyberPatriot championship in the All Service Division. (Courtesy Photo)
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Coronado High School seniors Lauren Hugill, left, and Noelle Abbott get ready in the girls' locker room at the school Tuesday, April 18, 2017 for a Prom Fashion Show held during an all-school assembly. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
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Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson took over the reigns of the Air Force Academy during a Change of Command Ceremony on Monday, August 12, 2013. The outgoing Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael Gould is retiring after 37 years in the Air Force. Johnson is the first female to be Superintendent at the Air Force Academy. Lt. Gen. Johnson is addressing the media after the ceremony. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Sixth graders flow through the hallways after lunch to their next class Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Fountain Middle School. A mid-year schedule change separated the different grade levels during lunch, passing periods and elective classes. The school adminstration has already seen an improved atmosphere around the middle school with decreased fighting, behavior problems and relieved congrestion.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sixth graders flow through the hallways after lunch to their next class Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Fountain Middle School. A mid-year schedule change separated the different grade levels during lunch, passing periods and elective classes. The school adminstration has already seen an improved atmosphere around the middle school with decreased fighting, behavior problems and relieved congrestion. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Buses leave the Mountain Metropolitan Transit's downtown bus on Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The city is considering moving the transfer station to a new location.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Buses leave the Mountain Metropolitan Transit's downtown bus on Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The city is considering moving the transfer station to a new location. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dr. Kim Boyd, psychologist for Falcon School District 49, sorts through cards Friday, April 14, 2017 collected at Falcon High School for the family of Julia Roark. Boyd also collected cards at five other schools in the district. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette