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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • More Colorado Springs-area students earning free college credit while still in high school

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    More high school students are graduating with free college credit under their belts as a result of 2009 legislation, according to an annual report released Thursday. Compiled by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education, the report shows...

  • Manitou Springs Library reopens after being evacuated

    Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A ruptured 4-inch gas line caused the evacuation of some Manitou Springs residents, along with the Manitou Springs Library Wednesday afternoon. But it's back to business today. The public library at 701 Manitou Ave., opened at the normal time of 10 a.m. on Thursday. The evacuation...

  • No butts about it: Students learn tobacco risks during cigarette cleanup

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Tuesday's scavenger hunt at two local community centers wasn't the typical hunt-and-grab affair. It was more of a focused frenzy. All 73 youngsters kept their eyes peeled for the same object - discarded cigarette butts - and everyone learned an important lesson. "They are icky,"...

  • UCCS opens food pantry to assist struggling students

    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    College students are hungry. And some don't have enough food to fill their bellies. After paying for tuition, rent, gas, books, computers, phones and other expenses, there's often not much left over. That's the situation for Heather, a junior at the University of Colorado at...

  • Colorado Springs-area teachers getting schooled on ways to challenge STEM students

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    If owls asked "why" instead of "who," Katie Poulsen's fourth graders would have sprouted feathers and swiveled their necks last Thursday, . "Why" was the operative word of the day in her classroom at Evans International Elementary School in Falcon District 49. "Why isn't the...

  • In-state undergrads face tuition hike at UCCS - but not as much as in the past

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    In-state undergraduate students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will have to pay more for tuition for the 2014-15 academic year, but it's the smallest increase in eight years. The news was announced Friday after the CU Board of Regents set next year's tuition rates...

  • Fire marshal: Apartment where fire broke out lacked working smoke alarm

    Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    Smoke detectors weren't working in the apartment unit where a blaze ignited Wednesday, trapping a handful of residents elsewhere in the complex and forcing firefighters to rescue people through apartment windows, a city fire official said Friday. The revelation comes after residents...

  • Presses to keeping running for UCCS student newspaper

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    The campus newspaper at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will continue to be published in a paper format, a majority of the student body decided. In a campus-wide election that ended March 14, more than half of the record turnout of student voters said they want to keep...

  • High school's 'Great Iron Pour' Thursday stayed true to tradition, offered life lessons

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Things don't always go as planned during real-time, experiential teaching. But that's part of the lesson, high school students at The Colorado Springs School found out this week during The Great Iron Pour of 2014. After six hours of obstacles, including a furnace motor that burnt...

  • Everest College offering free test preparation for the new GED

    Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    The Everest College campus in Colorado Springs, 1815 Jetwing Drive, is offering a free test preparation program for the new version of the high school equivalency test known as the GED. Everest GED Advantage is open to the public and provides tutoring, study materials, a practice...

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