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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Three new scholarships available for graduating seniors interested in energy careers

    Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Graduating high school seniors interested in energy professions can apply for three new college scholarships totaling $15,000. The Colorado NEED (National Energy Education Development Project) Energy Scholarships will be awarded at the inaugural Colorado Energy Expo on June 27. The...

  • Woodland Park launches environmental education program for K-5 students

    Updated: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    Move over, books and computers. Collecting bugs, playing in the dirt and picking up rocks will be part of the schoolwork for all 1,100 elementary students in Woodland Park School District RE-2 starting in the fall. A new and unique outdoor science program, Elevate Environmental...

  • Pikes Peak region school budgets show signs of slow recovery

    Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Healing - but still facing a long road to recovery - is how local school officials describe proposed 2014-2015 budgets, which school boards will be reviewing and revising in upcoming weeks. "We're not going to get well in one year," Glenn Gustafson, deputy superintendent and chief...

  • Cripple Creek-Victor school board narrows superintendent search to two finalists

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The Cripple Creek-Victor RE-1 school board approved two superintendent finalists during a special meeting Thursday. Leslie Lindauer and Bill Wilson were selected from among 13 applicants, who were narrowed to four semi-finalists, according to board member Dennis Jones. Lindauer is...

  • University of Phoenix offers scholarships to active-duty military, veterans

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The University of Phoenix will award 20 full-time scholarships to prospective students who are active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue an undergraduate or master's degree. The for-profit university is a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group. The...

  • Liberty earns 'model school' distinction for special needs program

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Education has recognized the significant support needs program at Liberty High School as a model school. Liberty is the only high school in Colorado to receive this distinction. One of the key components of the Liberty program is a self-sustaining business so...

  • Russell Middle School inducts six into Wall of Fame

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Charles M. Russell Middle School recently held its Wall of Fame induction ceremony. The distinction is given to former Russell students who have made significant contributions to their community in any field. The award not only honors former students but also encourages present students...

  • Reports of Colorado Springs students hurting teachers prompts district to cancel contract with detention center

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 has decided not to renew its long-standing agreement to provide schooling to juvenile offenders because of a number of issues, including alleged incidents of students injuring teachers. The annual contract that D-11 has had since 2006 with Spring...

  • Thomas MacLaren School graduation for eight seniors on Saturday

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Thomas MacLaren School will celebrate commencement exercises for eight members of its second graduating class on Saturday at 1 p .m. at the school, 303 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Professor Carol Neel of Colorado College will be the guest speaker. She teaches European Middle Ages, courses in...

  • Neighbors criticize fenced-in artificial turf at Colorado Springs school

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    Frank and Sandy Rakoczy gaze out their window and sigh. A tall chain-link fence topped with barbed wire stares back. "It's not an attractive-looking thing," Nancy says, shaking her head. Workers from Performance Recreation in Pueblo have removed the sod from the athletic field at...

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