Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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Events highlight how military veterans can work in classrooms

By: Debbie Kelley

Fort Carson’s Troops to Teachers, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Teach For America will join together to host two events on Thursday that highlight different pathways military veterans can take...

Colorado College receives $4 million donation for student research grants

By: Debbie Kelley

Colorado College alumni Jeff Keller and David Keller are donating $4 million to the Keller Family Venture Grant Program for individual student research.

The commitment includes $3 million to permanently...

Superintendent: Cañon City sexting scandal a school tragedy


CAÑON CITY - A large-scale sexting scandal involving hundreds of nude photos of students that allegedly have been swapped among some of the student body may not sound like a school tragedy.

But it is at...

Greenhouse project gives Palmer High students new skills


Palmer High School students ignored their runny noses, numb fingers and shivering bodies Thursday as they measured, cut and lifted wooden beams and plastic panels. They were able to put aside their physical...

All Academy D-20 schools to celebrate Veterans Day with special events, projects

By: Debbie Kelley

All schools in Academy School District 20 will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with special assemblies, patriotic programs and tributes to military veterans.

Pioneer Elementary's annual recognition starts at...

Newly elected school board member to students: 'Collect my signs, earn a buck'

By: Debbie Kelley

Newly elected Colorado Springs School District 11 school board member Theresa Null is putting this out there: She'll pay any youth group $1 apiece for collecting and returning her used campaign signs that are...

Melee prompts changes at Colorado Springs school


Several changes to address and prevent the kind of large-scale fracas that broke out last week at Sierra High School have been made, Harrison School District 2 Superintendent Andre Spencer told board members...

Middle school to honor veterans Friday

By: Debbie Kelley

Russell Middle School, 3825 E. Montebello Dr. W., will honor active-duty and military veterans with a remembrance and celebration assembly Friday.

The event starts with with a reception at 1:30 p.m.,...