Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Free tax preparation for low, moderate-income households starts Saturday

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Starting Saturday, low- to moderate-income families can get free tax preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program. Locally, Pikes Peak Community College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide the service. IRS-certified PPCC students will prepare...

  • PPCC instructor wins award for his undergraduate neuroscience work

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Wes Colgan, an adjunct instructor at Pikes Peak Community College, has been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. The international organization focuses on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level. The award is given...

  • Sky High Ranch again to offer summer resident camps for girls

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Girl Scouts of Colorado is re-opening resident camp this summer at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, and registration has begun. Sessions are open to all girls over age 6 and include such activities as a zipline, archery, backpacking, photography and rock climbing. Resident camps...

  • Colorado lawmakers continue introducing bills to limit testing

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Chalkbeat Colorado, a nonprofit news organization covering educational change, is following education measures Colorado lawmakers are introducing. Five bills on standardized testing and academic standards have been introduced so far in this session, according to Chalkbeat reporter...

  • Dr. Martin Luther King's work celebrated with calls to continue his work

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    As someone who knew Martin Luther King Jr., there's nowhere community activist and local pastor Jesse Brown Jr. would rather be on the federal holiday marking King's birthday than the All People's Breakfast in Colorado Springs. "It's part of who I am," he said Monday, at the sixth...

  • Arc University to honor third graduating class of students with disabilities

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Arc Thrift Stores, through a $100,000 grant from The Daniel’s Fund, will graduate its third class of Arc University students at 4 p.m. Wednesday at The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada. Students work at the 22 thrift stores and 12 donation centers throughout...

  • More students puts strain on some Pikes Peak region schools

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Skyview Middle School near Dublin and Powers boulevards started the 2014-2015 school year with 100 more students than in the fall of 2013. The spike in enrollment pushed the school to more than 200 students over the building's capacity. That has meant changes. There are five lunch...

  • Review team recommends closure of Colorado Springs charter school

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A troubled Colorado Springs charter school that primarily serves students from poor families may be forced to close at the end of this school year, but it's not going down without a fight, school leaders say. An administrative charter school review team from Colorado Springs School...

  • Charter school forms society for public, hosts first event with speakers, music

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Thomas MacLaren School, a charter school for sixth through 12th grades, will host the inaugural event of the MacLaren Society, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. The MacLaren Society is dedicated to bringing the pursuit of truth, the creation of beauty and...

  • UCCS Radio nominated for three national broadcasting awards

    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    UCCS Radio, an online radio station at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been nominated for three national intercollegiate broadcasting awards, including “best college online radio station,” by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Other finalists in that...