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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs preschoolers served a healthy start with help from national franchise

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Most youngsters at Blue Skies Exploration Academy have never seen the likes of hummus, cauliflower or chicken cordon bleu. But with a little coaxing, children at the local child care center adopt the attitude of the finicky Mikey in the 1970s Life Cereal commercial; they're willing...

  • Teachers invited to apply for classroom grants for aquaponic gardening systems

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    A new grant program from The Aquaponic Source, a Longmont-based store, education center and research laboratory, enables teachers and schools to get funding to operate aquaponic systems in classrooms. Students can learn a sustainable way to grow food and get a hands-on science lesson...

  • Annual Peace Camp teaches kids various aspects of peace making

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    An annual alternative week-long day camp, Peace Camp, will be held July 14-18 at Beth-El Mennonite Church, 4625 Ranch Dr. Sessions run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with opportunities for Beginning Peacemakers, ages 6-9; Advanced Peacemakers, ages 10-13; and Counselors in...

  • CU-Boulder study shows stunting effects of helicopter parenting

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Children who spend more time in less structured activities — from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo — are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of...

  • Calhan resident to return to Antarctica to study climate science

    Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    A Calhan resident studying at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. has received an award from the Montana Institute on Ecosystems for a climate science-related research project. Trista Vick-Majors’ research focuses on microbial life in subglacial Lake Whillans, a shallow...

  • Colorado Springs youth center allegedly 'out of control'

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Sonja Goldinak describes the job she left a year ago as a "war zone." "It's been totally out of control. If we could run out of the room or duck faster, that was what kept us from getting hit," she said. Goldinak worked for eight years as a special education teacher at Spring Creek...

  • Colorado Springs learning center a blessing for some

    Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Kristie Wheeler wasn't too upset when her 16-year-old daughter told her in December that she didn't want to earn a high school diploma. Wheeler herself had dropped out of high school, yet received training in accounting and built a career. What bothered her the most was that her...

  • Air Academy High School student donates 1,000 books to Harrison D-2 elementary school

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Anne Zou, an incoming senior at Air Academy High School in Academy School District 20, has donated over 1,000 books to Centennial Elementary School in Harrison School District 2. Zou heard about the Koats 4 Kids campaign at Centennial earlier in the year and decided to do some research....

  • Local Head Start provider gets grant to support mental health services for preschoolers

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Community Partnership for Child Development has been awarded a $120,000 grant over the course of two years from the Caring for Colorado Foundation to support behavioral health programming for local preschoolers in Head Start, Early Head Start and The Colorado Preschool Program. Nearly...

  • Local teacher wins spot in Honeywell's Green STEM Boot Camp

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Local teacher David Eick is the only educator from Colorado to be selected as one of 70 teachers from 12 countries to attend Honeywell’s Green STEM Boot Camp in San Diego, Calif. He leaves June 22 for the five-day expenses-paid teacher training on science and sustainability. Eick...

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