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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

  • 'America's Got Talent' star Miguel Dakota comes home to alma mater a winner

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    The last time 22-year-old Miguel Dakota performed at Lewis-Palmer High School was during a "battle of the bands" competition in his senior year. His band lost. On Friday, when the "America's Got Talent" finalist made a surprise appearance at his alma mater's homecoming assembly, it...

  • Two winning $2 million Powerball tickets sold in Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    Who didn't show up for work Thursday? Maybe someone you know won the Powerball. Two people who bought Colorado Powerball tickets in the Pikes Peak region struck it rich Wednesday night. They each won $2 million by matching five numbers and choosing the Powerplay 
option. "Two in...

  • 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...