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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs District 11 superintendent named one of nation's 'Leaders to Learn From'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    When the Waldo Canyon fire started on June 23, 2012, Nicholas Gledich was one of the first of 32,000 residents to be evacuated during the 18-day crisis. But the superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 had other pressing worries. Five schools under his charge were...

  • Familiar face to become new leader at The Colorado Springs School

    Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    A Colorado College graduate will become the next Head of School at The Colorado Springs School, a private pre-K-12 school. Aaron Schubach has accepted an offer, the school announced Monday. The seven members of the school's board of trustees unanimously approved his selection,...

  • Field trips might be pricey, but worth the educational investment, teachers say

    Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Shrinking school budgets and stricter academic standards have changed the face of field trips. Not only are off-campus treks to the zoo or a museum harder to pull off, but they're also not all fun and games anymore. Still, teachers say they're worth the effort, and organizations that...

  • Disctrict 11 opens bidding on vacant elementary school in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    A variety of entities are interested in the former Bates Elementary School, and they all have a chance to try to buy it. Colorado Springs School District 11 on Friday opened a competitive bidding process for the building and land at 702 Cragmor Road in the Cragmor subdivision near the...

  • United Way broadens reach for Dolly Parton literacy program

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    The world got a little bigger Friday for little ones in the Pikes Peak region. The local Dolly Parton Imagination Library has become a program of Pikes Peak United Way, opening the magical lives of Corduroy the teddy bear, Ferdinand the bull and Little Miss Muffet to all families...

  • Colorado Springs teen aims to barter for car, money for charity with One Purple Lego plan

    Published: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    At first, Wes Crockett's sophomore-year project was about him getting a car. Now, it's also about helping people who are living in their cars. Wes, a student in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Discovery Canyon High School in northern Colorado Springs, was...

  • Colorado Springs Brownie troop video gets honorable mention in White House contest

    Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A wild and crazy idea dreamed up by a group of third-graders proved to be good enough to earn recognition from the White House. Eight girls from Steele and Stratton Elementary schools wrote and produced a short video of what it would be like if President Barack Obama visited Steele...

  • D-49 OKs Valiant Academy to start project-based learning

    Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    A charter school that's aiming to become the Pikes Peak region's first to offer project-based instruction for all grades, from kindergarten through high school, will open in the fall. Valiant Academy cleared the final hurdle last week - a contract with its authorizing body, Falcon...

  • CU Regents discuss tuition hikes of zero to 4 percent

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Tuition breaks are likely on the horizon for in-state undergraduate students in the University of Colorado system, which includes the Colorado Springs campus. Meeting in Colorado Springs on Thursday, the Board of Regents indicated it favors raising tuition by less than the 6 percent...

  • Support growing for Colorado College students' efforts to 'rescue' food waste

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Every child in America hears the words, "Clean your plate," and usually obeys, but the commandment seems to be forgotten in adulthood. Forty percent of food in the United States goes in our trash cans, not in our mouths, resulting in $165 billion a year in waste, according to the...

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