Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado College receives unusual donation

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Alumni and other people connected to Colorado College have donated to the school ground water rights beneath a large parcel of land southeast of Castle Rock, officials announced Monday. Officials hope the donation will become liquid gold for the private, nonprofit, liberal arts...

  • Many spring break options for Pikes Peak region kids

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Next week is spring break for all local public schools and most private schools in the Pikes Peak region. While some families plan annual vacations around their children's time off, others look for staycation choices. There are several opportunities, from daylong camps at community...

  • Prom dresses for $10? Sunday fundraising event in Colorado Springs makes it possible

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Teen girls headed to prom or women in need of an evening dress can score a pre-worn one for 10 bucks on Sunday and help homeless youths, to boot. The $10 Prom Dress Expo takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Hotel Elegante Conference and Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Drive....

  • School in Falcon D-49 gets new name, direction

    Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Falcon School District 49's board of education approved at a meeting Thursday night a name change and redirection for one of its schools. Falcon Virtual Academy, a K-12 blended-learning school, will become known as Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. The name change has been in...

  • Seat opens on Woodland Park school board

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Woodland Park School District Re-2 board of education has an opening for a director, following the resignation of Kenny Funk at the March meeting. A board member since Feb. 12, 2014, Funk was appointed vice president of the board in December. He resigned after accepting a job out...

  • Pi Day hits the trifecta on Saturday

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    March 14, known as Pi Day to math geeks or a day to eat pie for anyone who wants to celebrate the mathematical constant of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is extra special this year. The decimal pattern that repeats to infinity starts with the numbers...

  • Colorado education board not satisfied with answers on data privacy from testing company

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    DENVER - Are parents just being paranoid or are their concerns about the privacy of student data that's collected during computerized testing and on surveys valid? Perhaps some of both. During a public hearing, the Colorado State Board of Education hosted Thursday, officials from...

  • Finish line is just the beginning for Girls on the Run

    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    There's nothing sissy or wimpy about running like a girl in an after-school sports and character-building program that's celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Words like "strong," "brave," "empowered" and "dedicated" more accurately describe members of Girls on the Run of the...

  • Two colleges in Colorado become nation's first to use PARCC test scores

    Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Two colleges in Colorado announced Monday that they will use scores from the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers reading, writing and math tests. Adams State University in Alamosa intends to collect scores of applicants in 2016 for placement into...

  • Sheriff's office: Fight leads to shots fired outside Colorado Springs-area bar, arrests on attempted murder

    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    A typical neighborhood bar in Security turned into a scene of violence Sunday night. A fight broke out around midnight inside Shots Tavern, 1831 Main St., according to Lt. Robert Jaworski, a detective in the investigation division of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Four people...

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