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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Air Academy High School student donates 1,000 books to Harrison D-2 elementary school

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Anne Zou, an incoming senior at Air Academy High School in Academy School District 20, has donated over 1,000 books to Centennial Elementary School in Harrison School District 2. Zou heard about the Koats 4 Kids campaign at Centennial earlier in the year and decided to do some research....

  • UCCS student wins first ANB Bank Dennis Nathan Scholarship

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Ashley Renee Gardner is the first recipient of the ANB Bank Dennis Nathan Scholarship. She was chosen out of a pool of 20 applicants, based on academic performance, financial need and an essay covering the business of banking with...

  • Who's that in the school yearbook? It's Taxi, the service dog

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Along with photos of Madeline, Bailey, Hayden, Gabriella and other seventh graders at a school in San Antonio, Texas, is the mug of Taxi, the half lab, half golden retriever service dog of student Rachel Benke. Taxi has been Rachel’s helper for four years, going to school with her in...

  • Fifth-grader's Black Forest fire experience shared in book one year later

    Updated: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    "Now just to warn you, this story is sad," 11-year-old Aspyn Metzger writes in the beginning of her book, "The Time I Saw a Fire." "The fire burned down my heart like it burned down our house," she continues. In her own words and drawings, Aspyn tells her experience of the Black...

  • Alternative education supporter, Proprius, to hold open house

    Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    An open house for Proprius Learning Center, 724 N. Cedar St., will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday. Information sessions will be at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The nonprofit teen community center operates on a membership basis to help adolescents who want an alternative to...

  • Students affected by Black Forest fire preparing for emergencies

    Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Imagine the first fire drill of the 2013-14 school year at an elementary school that nearly burned in last summer's Black Forest fire. Teachers and other staff members at Edith Wolford Elementary School were dreading it. The homes of 55 students were among the 488 lost in the fire....

  • Family hopes 'savior' sibling could cure Colorado Springs boy

    Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    A mother and father hope generous donors, a surrogate mother and a yet-to-be conceived sibling's umbilical cord blood could stop the leukemia threatening the life of an 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy. A long journey to save the life of their youngest son has led Mike and Lori Knar...

  • Weekly coloring contest for kids kicks off

    Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    In conjunction with a “free movies on the big screen series,” The Promenade Shops at Briargate is holding a weekly coloring contest for kids in two categories, ages 6 and under, and ages 7-10. Winners receive a $5 gift card to the outdoor mall and get their artwork featured...

  • Fort Carson Head Start fundraising underway

    Updated: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    The local agency that operates Head Start preschool programs for low-income families wants to whittle down a waiting list of 50 kids who live on Fort Carson. Community Partnership for Child Development hopes to open a second preschool classroom on the Army base in the fall for...

  • School's poster contest a positive focus after Black Forest fire

    Published: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    The forest is healing from its scrapes and bruises, and so are its playmates, the children. Instead of tall black sticks and empty land, students at Edith Wolford Elementary School see trees with green branches, rainbows in the sky and puppies watering flowers. With the June 11...

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