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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Losing house to Waldo Canyon fire inspired girl's book

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    A few months after Lily Rottenborn's house burned down with her best buddy, Hospital Bear, inside, Lily's teacher asked students to write about their experiences during the Waldo Canyon fire. Of the 27 students in Mrs. Tuttle's second-grade class at Chipeta Elementary School in the...

  • Sand Creek students out to change world

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    They rocked, and now it's time to roll. Students in Todd Matia's Engineering Design and Development class at Sand Creek High School have been super busy for the past year. Last summer, 20-30 students worked on a project that would win them a $9,900 grant from a Massachusetts...

  • No more fumbling: Kindergartners can quickly grasp the art of shoe tying

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    The popularity of Velcro shoes and parents’ lack of time have resulted in a consequence: children are falling behind in learning how to tie their own shoes. A former teacher, Eileen Sloan, believes she has come up with a solution. She’s created a shoe-tying tool to help kids learn this...

  • Study: Most college presidents don’t want guns on campus

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    An overwhelming majority of college and university presidents want to keep their campuses gun free, according to a new study from Ball State University. The survey, titled “University Presidents’ Perceptions and Practice Regarding the Carrying of Concealed Handguns on College Campuses,”...

  • 'Suspicious' package found at the Air Force Academy; all clear given

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A package identified as "suspicious" on the Air Force Academy grounds Tuesday morning was quickly determined to not contain hazardous materials, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Brus Vidal. A call to the academy's first responder team came about 8:52 a.m. The package was found near...

  • El Paso County high school grad earns rare honor

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A 2014 high school graduate from Edison School District 54JT has pulled off a trifecta in Zonta Club winnings, an accomplishment a local student has never before achieved. Audra Burke brought home top honors and top dollars from competitions at local, multistate and international...

  • UCCS vice chancellor selected for Missouri position

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor of administration and finance at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System Friday. He's expected to start the new job in late...

  • PPCC's nursing program earns high marks for students' abilities

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College's nursing program has achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam for three consecutive years. Pass rates are an indication of the quality of professional nurses entering the community's workforce. Students often choose a...

  • Coloradans pair with Ken Burns to create online education history portal

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    "Boring," "irrelevant" and "dead" won't be attached to the word "history" anymore if the big-scale dream of three entrepreneurs plays out as they envision. Colorado engineers Jon Martinez and Jesus Salazar have partnered with well-known historical documentarian Ken Burns to develop...

  • CC's Summer Music Festival director to receive award

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Susan Grace, senior lecturer, associate chair and artist-in-residence with the Colorado College Music Department on Monday at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Packard Hall on the CC campus, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Grace, who was...

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