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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.

Ann Alba made her rounds at the Broadmoor Hotel Wednesday afternoon and hopped behind the counter to help guests check in and out of Broadmoor West. She started out a s a server at the hotel and is now the general manager. CAROL LAWRENCE, THE GAZETTE 7/15/09
People enjoy the summer weather at Paradise Cove on Saturday June 23, 2017 in Guffey, Colorado. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
The Vanguard School has retained its spot as sixth best in Colorado for 2017, which it also earned in 2016. In 2015, Vanguard ranked second best in the state. Image via Google.
Alonzo Arnot, 20, is one of eight Urban Peak teenagers who graduated from high school this year. Arnot graduated from the GOAL Academy High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Colleges-Tobacco Funding
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2015, file photo, a University of Washington student discards a cigarette into a container at a designated smoking locations on the campus in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The first of eight modular buildings were delivered to Pikes Peak Prep charter school on Monday July 16. Murphy Construction prepared the land for the buildings and worked on installation. The school on Costilla Street leases the adjacent land from the Assistance League of Colorado Springs. Photo by KRISTINA IODICE/The Gazette
CSAP scores
5th graders at Soaring Eagles Elementary School walk past a Harrison School District 2 sign while making their way to a math lab on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006. (Gazette file photo)
school drill
The Fountain Police Dept. held their annual school emergency drill at Fountain-Ft. Carson High School on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Among the scenarios that were practiced were an active shooter scene and the victims from the shooter. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)