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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Nearly 6 of 10 children participate in extracurricular activities, Census Bureau reports

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

        Fifty-seven percent of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to a new report released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that children were more likely to participate in sports...

  • UCCS parking situation slowly getting better

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    The worm for early birds at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is getting to class on time. "If you can get here 10 minutes before the bus is due to leave, you're not going to have a problem," student Tania Moore said on a recent afternoon as she waited for a campus...

  • Academy D-20 gets budget award for 14th consecutive year

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Academy District 20 a Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation for the 2014-15 school year. The award honors excellence in school budget presentation and measures development, analysis and...

  • Cripple Creek/Victor Gold Mine funds free field trips to space center

    Published: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    A $5,000 grant from the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company will enable Teller County students to take free field trips to the Space Foundation’s Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. More than 350 Teller County students and teachers will benefit, including: 4th grade...

  • Early investment in children's education pays off later, group says

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Pony up the money to educate disadvantaged kids from birth until they start kindergarten, or spend more taxpayer dollars later on special education, incarceration or welfare. That was the message newly elected and re-elected state lawmakers representing the Pikes Peak region heard...

  • Nine students win prizes in Michael Garman short story writing contest

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Nine local students won prizes in the Second Annual Magic Town Literary Contest, sponsored by The Michael Garman Museum and Gallery in Old Colorado City. This year, 82 children from schools across the region entered the short story writing contest, based on the theme, “Night in Magic...

  • Money Museum hosts open house today for school teachers

    Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Teachers from Colorado Springs School District 11 are invited to an open house today, Wednesday, after school at the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum, 818 N Cascade Ave. Two tours, at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., of the new gallery exhibit, “Treasures of the Deep” and other...

  • Six Pikes Peak region school districts earn state awards for academic performance

    Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Six local school districts and various schools within those districts received honors from the Colorado Department of Education on Tuesday morning at the agency's headquarters in Denver. The annual awards ceremony recognizes academic excellence, improved performance and other...

  • School holds grand opening for new modular building

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, 2510 N. Chestnut St., will hold a grand opening of its new modular building at 8:05 a.m. Friday. The charter school in Colorado Springs School District 11 that caters to gifted learners added another seventh and eighth grade class this...

  • Colorado Springs church loses cherished statue to vandalism

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Members of St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Church are in pain. The beloved Virgin Mary statue they brought from South Korea nearly a decade ago to stand outside the Colorado Springs church and welcome parishioners and guests is gone. About 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving, vandals destroyed the...

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