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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Local special ed teacher needs online votes to win an educational grant

    Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    A special education teacher in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is one of 30 teachers across the nation competing to win a $2,500 educational grant from Farmers Insurance's "Thank A Million Teachers" program. Melanie Wilson, who teaches at Abrams Elementary School, was one of...

  • Colorado Springs District 11 superintendent hospitalized, deputy superintendent filling in

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 employees were notified by email Thursday that Superintendent Nicholas Gledich is ill and receiving medical attention, said Devra Ashby, spokeswoman. Gledich was in Penrose Hospital Thursday, and listed in fair condition, said Penrose-St. Francis...

  • D-11 names new Doherty principal, reopens search for Coronado top job

    Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11's board of education named a principal Wednesday night for Doherty High School but wasn't given the opportunity to appoint one of four other finalists who also were in the running for the principal's job at Coronado High School. The board voted...

  • Space shuttle landing at Sabin Middle School is one giant step for STEM

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    March madness arrived at Sabin Middle School Tuesday and almost didn't fit through the doors. NASA chose Sabin to receive a piece of a space shuttle, under an initiative that awards old space artifacts to educational institutions for use in STEM (science, technology, engineering and...

  • UCCS students voting on whether The Scribe should go paperless

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    A campus newspaper has existed at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for nearly half a century - almost as long as the school has been open. This week, students will decide whether the presses will stop running and the paper will be published online or if the student-run...

  • Rash of Pikes Peak region educators accused of sex crimes raises concerns

    Updated: Sun, Mar 9, 2014

    In a span of two months, five school employees, all working in different Pikes Peak region districts, were arrested on suspicion of committing sex crimes against students. A local man hosting two foreign exchange students in his family's home also was taken into custody during that...

  • Three top positions in Cripple Creek school district will be vacated this spring

    Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    The top three employees in Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 will vacate their positions in a few months, which is concerning to some in the small mountain community in Teller County, west of Colorado Springs. "You need at least one to stay for continuity," said Timothy...

  • Recall election of Al Loma as STAR Academy board president gets underway

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    A recall election is underway for STAR Academy board president Al Loma. A parent from the K-8 charter school, Patricia Scotland, on Tuesday presented to the board 138 verified signatures on a petition for recall. By their calculations, parents turned in signatures of 30 percent of...

  • Colorado Springs-area students busy taking mandatory state tests

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    It's test time, and there's no getting around it. Standardized testing for public school students in Colorado isn't optional, and some districts are making sure parents realize that. Colorado Springs School District 11, the region's largest district with 28,400 students, in recent...

  • Colorado Springs District 11 superintendent named one of nation's 'Leaders to Learn From'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    When the Waldo Canyon fire started on June 23, 2012, Nicholas Gledich was one of the first of 32,000 residents to be evacuated during the 18-day crisis. But the superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 had other pressing worries. Five schools under his charge were...

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