Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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State-of-the-art woodworking facility at Peyton School District 'a dream come true'


Representatives from 39 well-known tool manufacturers from Australia, England, Germany, Canada and the United States will be in the Pikes Peak region Tuesday, bringing fame that will last much longer than 15...

Middle and high school students encouraged to enter app contest

By: Debbie Kelley

Middle school and high school students can enter a contest to bring their problem-solving app ideas to life.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge – a no-coding-skills-needed contest -- calls students to...

Precipitation record falls in Colorado Springs; expect a weekend weather rebound


A record amount of precipitation fell in Colorado Springs Thursday, but after two days of rain and chilly temperatures, the weekend will be warmer and drier, the National Weather Service says.

From midnight...

GameCon V for middle and high school students set for Nov. 14

By: Debbie Kelley

Middle and high school students can get their game on during GameCon V, Nov. 14, at Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. Doors open at 8 a.m., and competition runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost is $8 if...

Four local schools to get restorative justice training

By: Debbie Kelley

Youth Transformation Center has received a $65,482 grant from the Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust to fund restorative justice training for four schools in Colorado Springs School District 11: Early College High...

Charter school surpasses readathon goal

By: Debbie Kelley

Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, a charter school in Colorado Springs School District 11, surpassed this month's Readathon goal. Students, parents and teachers earned $26,028 toward the goal of...

Annual Ghouls & Stools dog-doo cleanup needs volunteers


It's time to put on a costume, pick up poop and compete for prizes during the annual Ghouls & Stools Day.

Volunteers are needed to help the Friends of Bear Creek Dog Park clean up the dog loop at Bear Creek...

Driver arrested after fatal Colorado Springs crash


Colorado Springs Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman who was driving a vehicle involved in a rollover crash early Thursday morning that killed 31-year-old Charles Lavandar III.

Raven Delong was arrested...