Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • PPCC marketing campaign advances to national competition

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College’s “What You’ll Find Will Surprise You” marketing campaign has been selected to move on to the National Advertising Association National Awards Competition in Las Vegas. The work of the Marketing and Communication Department will compete against campaigns...

  • Music video from Colorado Springs native and local cast hits the big time

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    A Colorado Springs native’s music video that was filmed at Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus premiered this week on, an online video-hosting site. Also assisting in the effort was a local cast and crew of students from the film programs at the University of...

  • Air Force Academy neighbor offers bird's-eye view of Thunderbirds' flyover

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Location, location, location. The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is capitalizing on being a neighbor of the U.S. Air Force Academy by hosting a Thunderbirds flyover watch party during Thursday’s graduation ceremonies. The museum, at 225 North Gate Boulevard (east of Interstate...

  • Documentary by former Colorado Springs educator aims to 'bring back trust of teachers'

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Teaching a herd of sheep to move in one direction at the same time works. Similarly, teaching a herd of children to read a book, solve math problems and other lessons doesn't. That's one of the messages conveyed in a new documentary a former Colorado Springs public school teacher...

  • 'Relationship building' a priority for new El Paso County school superintendent

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 Board of Education last week hired an administrator from another local school district who they hope will be the panacea for the district's woes. Dwight Barnes, assistant principal at Vista Ridge High School in Falcon School District 49, will...

  • Free suicide prevention training offered for teens, parents

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Because of several recent teen suicides in Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention will host a free training on how teens and adults can help prevent suicides, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Sanctuary Church, 1930 W. Colorado Ave. The public is invited to attend. Although there is...

  • Brainiacs from Colorado Springs middle school head to national Brain Bowl

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's the brainiacs' turn. Five eighth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Challenger Middle School have become superheroes using the power of knowledge. The team won the state Optimist Brain Bowl championship for their grade level in March and on Friday fly to New Orleans...

  • Deadline nearing for applications for law enforcement's first Teen Academy

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    There are still a few more days left to apply for the first annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy, sponsored by the Colorado Spring Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The deadline for applications is Sunday,...

  • Colorado Lottery accepting applications for program and project funding

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Starburst Award applications are being accepted for projects using Colorado Lottery funds. Submissions are open to any entity that has completed a Lottery-funded project in the past five years. Submissions may include programs and projects such as trails, skate parks, playgrounds,...

  • English, math tests for 3-11th graders will be shorter next school year

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Education commissioners and superintendents from 11 states and the District of Columbia, that are members of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have agreed to shorten test time and consolidate testing of English language arts and math, starting next...

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