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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Mesa Ridge High School student Rachel Huntsman shakes the hand of District 10 police officer Douglas Grimmett, right, as Huntsman and two other students all part of the Youth Advisory Council for Law Enforcement presented 2-foot-by-3-foot wooden flags that Principal Scott Sage hand crafted to El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder and Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey and one for fallen Deputy Micah Flick's family on Wednesday February 21, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Billy and Ruth Graham in front of the Pink House at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs.
Michelle Malkin
Jessica Sombke wears an inflatable dinosaur outfit as she holds a sign for New Summit, a new charter school, to help recruit new students to the school on Saturday February 17, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Students from the Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter school, look at the art that they created or supported an artist in the show at the St. George's Anglican Church on Thursday February 15, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
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Falcon School District 49 Administration Building (Gazette file photo)
Emma Hale, 12, fills in information on her scavenger hunt while examining a NASA ascent/descent space suit Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, during "I want to be an Astronaut" day at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Emma Hale visits the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs in this Gazette file photo by Christian Murdock. One of the largest donations the Space Foundation has received since the Colorado Springs-based organization was founded in 1983 will fund an education program to help teachers inspire students to pursue careers in the space industry.
Nursing Mannequins
In a photo from, Monday, March 28, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Mich., nursing school students help deliver a child as they interact with a mannequin to learn how to respond to real-life medical situations, including emergencies. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)