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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Sponsored research funding increases for CU system

By: Debbie Kelley

Sponsored research funding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs totaled $10.3 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, including $175,802 for the laboratory of Jonathan Ventura, assistant professor of...

New UCCS Field Guide offers history, sense of place on 50th anniversary of campus


Rocks, plants and dirt can't talk.

But these elements of the land speak to the hearts of two longtime geography professors at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

After more than 30 years...

Link Crew a 'critical' bridge into high school for Colorado Springs-area students


Fifteen-year-old twins Olivia and Rebecca Stoltenberg have been kind of dreading this school year. Their family recently moved from Dallas to Monument. And they're freshmen.

"It's really big," Olivia said,...

Study: Colorado Springs fifth most-educated city in nation


When you put two and two together, you get this: Colorado Springs ranks as the fifth most-educated city in the nation, according to a new study from personal finance website Wallethub.

Among the reasons,...

Doherty High's annual run to benefit international adoptions seeking participants

By: Debbie Kelley

The Doherty High School Athletic Department is hosting a benefit 5-K run, in conjunction with a high school scrimmage of local teams, on Saturday at Monument Valley Park North.

The event begins with a high...

Manitou Springs will place mill levy measure on ballot


The nearly 6,000 registered voters in Manitou Springs School District 14 will be asked in November to support a property tax increase to boost staff salaries and upgrade schools.

The five-member school board...

Colorado Springs man wants to turn closed school into 'new Ivywild'


A plan to turn a defunct elementary school into "the new Ivywild" - a similar mixed-use community hub 5 miles north of the original - could materialize if the City Planning Commission agrees to rezone the property...

Widefield School District 3 joins effort to hire military vets and their families

By: Debbie Kelley

Widefield School District 3 is partnering with the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative to increase employment opportunities for the veterans in the Pikes Peak region.

Launched by Veterans Affairs...