Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Fundraiser launched to help Colorado Springs school district buy local beef after price hikes

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Rising beef prices and new government regulations led to a tough decision for one of the region's leading advocates for locally sourced food. And, now, a fundraising drive has launched to try to reverse the course. Rick Hughes, director of food and nutrition services for Colorado...

  • No student data compromised during last week's computer system attack

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Last week's "denial of service attack" during standardized testing in Colorado Springs School District 11 did not result in any student information being compromised, according to Devra Ashby, D-11 spokeswoman. Student information was not mined during the event pn the morning of...

  • Computer attack during standardized testing delays some exams in Colorado Springs school district

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    At least one Colorado public school district's computer system was hacked during new Common Core-aligned statewide testing. Colorado Springs School District 11, the Pikes Peak region's largest public school district with about 28,400 students, experienced what's known as a denial of...

  • Colorado students nabbed for sharing test information via social media

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A handful of Colorado students have been reprimanded for sharing information about new standardized test questions on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media, according to the Colorado Department of Education. And Pearson State Assessment Services, the company that's...

  • Science experiment gives Colorado Springs students a unique lesson

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What happens to a grape when it travels to the edge of space and back? Jacob Wilson, a student in Misty Garland's advanced eighth-grade science class at Jenkins Middle School, thought it might explode. Or turn into a raisin, said Jacob's science partner, Kevin Beaudin. "I wanted to...

  • Pedestrian killed in Walmart parking lot ID'd; police say vehicle was stolen

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Jenny M. Carrillo, the 66-year-old woman who died after being hit in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Fountain Monday, was struck by a woman driving a vehicle she stole from her parents, according to an arrest affidavit. Fountain police records show Rebecca Jeanette Champigny, 27, took the...

  • Wanted suspect turns himself in to Colorado Springs police

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man wanted by police on suspicion of being involved with a felony assault that occurred at the Finish Line Lounge in February turned himself into Colorado Springs Police early Wednesday morning. Felipe DeHerrera, 27, turned himself in at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police had circulated...

  • K-9 police dog bites suspect during arrest

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    A man Colorado Springs Police suspect of being involved with a sexual assault on a child was bitten by a K-9 police dog while officers tried to arrest him Tuesday night. Orlando Mendez, 21, was taken to Memorial Hospital, treated for injuries and taken to jail on suspicion of sexual...

  • Red Cross Hometown Hero: UCCS chancellor vision for campus, community earns award

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    "Lifelong cheerleader" would have been a fitting caption under Pam Shockley-Zalabak's senior picture in her high school yearbook. The chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been a tireless champion, a strong supporter and what many call a visionary leader of...

  • USAFA Cadet STEM Club on the move

    Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Air Force Academy Cadet STEM Club will spend Thursday at Pueblo's Central High School doing demonstrations in the fields of aeronautical engineering, astronautics, mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering and electrical engineering. The purpose: to encourage and excite...

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