Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Armed man steals pharmaceutical drugs

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    A man with a gun stole drugs from the TLC Pharmacy at 555 E. Costilla St. Saturday morning, Colorado Springs Police said. The suspect entered the store around 11:30 a.m., showed employees and customers that he had a gun and ordered everyone into the back room, according to police....

  • UCCS professor wins $10,000 award for her community service

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor has won a $10,000 grant for her community service work. Andrea Herrera, professor and director of the women's and ethnic studies program at UCCS, is the CU system's 2014-15 recipient of the Chase Faculty Community Award. She's...

  • Seven months of work culminates in fairy-tale trial for Colorado Springs students

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Despite three alibis vouching for the whereabouts of Big Bad Wolf on April 13, a jury on Friday found the large carnivorous animal guilty of destroying the straw home of Ann, the little pig, destroying the stick house of her neighbor, Bob, and killing Ann. Big Bad Wolf's best friend,...

  • New law on open union negotiations has little impact on D-11 contract talks

    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    A new law that 70 percent of Colorado voters approved in November hasn't translated to radical differences for local union negotiations, according to the head of the area's only collective bargaining group for teachers. Kevin Vick, president of the Colorado Springs Education...

  • Students opt out of testing in droves in some Colorado Springs schools

    Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The testing frenzy came to a head this week for Colorado public schools, as students in some districts opted out in droves. The window for the second half of new English language arts and math assessments for third through 11th graders opened on Monday. High school juniors across the...

  • Civics proficiency among 8th graders at 23 percent nationally

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Only 23 percent of eighth graders are proficient in civics, according to a report on civics education the federal government released Wednesday. The 2014 Nation’s Report Card on civics education comes from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement,...

  • Concert-goers choose new logo from four student designs

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Audience members at the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony’s concert on Sunday chose Pine Creek High School senior Lauren "Noelle" Beene’s design as its new logo. The 20 students in Tiffanie Davis' advanced graphic arts class at Pine Creek each created a unique, original logo for the band,...

  • Walsenburg school gives students hands-on way to thank veterans

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A unique project that breaks ground Saturday will help the young build dreams and the old settle in to remember theirs. Students and recent graduates of an alternative, trades-oriented high school headquartered in Colorado Springs will construct the Veterans' Family Home in...

  • School takes top honors in recent Battle of the Books competition

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Fifth graders at Academy International Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School in Academy School District 20, rock at reading. The school’s fifth grade team placed first in the Pikes Peak Region Battle of the Books, held recently at Colorado College. Academy...

  • Work of Comcast volunteers on Saturday to benefit local school

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11 will benefit from the work of volunteers on Saturday during the company's annual Comcast Cares Day. The day recognizes the company's commitment to service and a tradition that has grown into the largest,...

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