Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

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.

FILE - Third graders listen as their teacher, Cathleen Irons, reads them a book during the first day of school at Centennial Elementary School Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (Gazette file photo)
Colorado Military Academy is working on renovating a building it's buying next to Peterson Air Force Base, as organizers prepare to open in the fall with 600 students in grades K-9. Provided rendering.
Eighth graders Jenna Elmore and Bethany Unruh watched the eclipse at Colorado Springs Christian Schools' athletic practice field. Photo by Debbie Kelley
Friday,  July 27, 2001-photo by Jerilee Bennett-Tickets for the new Powerball lottery are set to go on sale on August 2, with the first drawing on Aug. 4.  The Conoco gas station on Uintah St. has their new Powerball signs in place, but won't be ready to sell tickets until later in August. Jan Martin works behind the counter on Friday afternoon.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is an estimated $510 million. Gazette file photo by Jerilee Bennett.
Students made higher gains in English language arts than in math and science, statewide and among the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts. (The Gazette file)
Students at Adams Elementary in Colorado Springs School District 11 returned to class Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (Via Twitter, @Adams_11 and @CSSD11)
About a month ago, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Benjamin Meier found an injured golden eagle on the ground 20 ft. from Hwy. 24 near Divide in a rainstorm. After a month of convalescing at the Colorado Raptor Center in Pueblo, the female golden eagle was returned to the wild on Double Eagle Ranch near where she was found in Divide on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The bird flies from the crate on its way to freedom. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)