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Debbie Kelley

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  • Local graduate makes Broadway debut

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Matthew McMahan, a 2005 Woodland Park High School graduate, is performing as Feuilly with the Les Miserables cast at the Imperial Theater on Broadway in New York City.  McMahan attended Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park, where his music teacher, Marta Dickson,...

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education....

  • Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once a local principal

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once the principal at Mountain View Elementary in Academy School District 20, from 1995-2000. The Colorado Association of School Executives this week named Brian Ewert, superintendent of the Englewood Schools, as superintendent of the...

  • Testing concerns a hot topic at Colorado Springs roundtable discussions

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    What should an effective statewide assessment system include? How can Colorado improve standardized testing? Are local assessments valuable? About 50 parents of public school students, teachers, administrators and community members answered these questions Thursday night, in a...

  • 5 things to know about today's partial solar eclipse: Watch now

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    What's happening? - A partial solar eclipse - when the moon comes between the sun and the earth but they don't align perfectly so the moon only partially covers the sun's sphere - happens Thursday afternoon. What will it look like? - It will look like the moon has taken a bite...

  • Colorado Springs School District 11 board may oppose open negotiations ballot measure

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The only collective bargaining teachers’ union in the Pikes Peak region has had open negotiation meetings for a few years but opposes a ballot question that would allow open negotiations statewide. Now, the school board of Colorado Springs School District 11 will vote Wednesday night...

  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Assessment advocate stands by benefits of Common Core testing

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The mounting resistance to the national standardized testing movement she leads doesn't faze Laura Slover. The former high school English teacher has heard it all, and she doesn't buy it. "Assessment is a very important part of teaching. The set of tools being developed are very...

  • Justice Department imposes requirements to prevent discrimination in Falcon School District 49

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it has reached a "comprehensive settlement agreement" with Falcon School District 49 to resolve complaints about the district's response to racial harassment and discrimination in its schools. The agreement is the second attempt to...

  • Release of new test scores delayed due to 'small' error

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Blame it on everything being new. Shortly before the Colorado Department of Education was to publicly release scores for new standardized social studies and science tests, the agency announced some of the science scores are wrong. The inaccuracies arose from a combination of...