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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Former D-20 leader pushing effort for new Colorado Springs charter school

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A former top administrator at The Classical Academy, the only charter school in Academy School District 20, is leading an effort to open a second K-12 charter school in the district. In 2000, Monument resident Merlin Holmes became the first principal of The Classical Academy High...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

  • Walk-a-thon nets Woodland Park elementary thousands of dollars more than selling stuff

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    P.E. classes at Columbine Elementary School in Woodland Park seemed normal Tuesday. All 410 students, from preschool through fifth grade, took turns being on the school's field for half an hour at a time. But the activity was abnormal in a good way. By grade, students ran, walked,...

  • D-38 board to review Palmer Ridge High's crisis response

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A review of the crisis response at Palmer Ridge High School following the Labor Day death of two students in a car crash is among the items that Lewis-Palmer School District 38's board of education will discuss at a regular meeting Wednesday night. Board President Mark Pfoff said...

  • Transparency in public schools topic of panel discussion

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Transparency in public schools will be the topic of a panel discussion Sept. 29 in Golden. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall 2, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and Chalkbeat Colorado will...

  • Colorado Springs-area schools adapting to new food regulations

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    The school food police are cracking down. The criminals? Transfats, sugar, sodium and other dietary bad guys. A national push to develop healthier children has resulted in even more restrictions on what students can consume at public schools. Like other hot-button issues,...

  • Teen drinking a timeless problem

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Two teens died, one was injured and a fourth faces charges of vehicular homicide. All were drinking before a Monument-area crash in the early morning hours on Labor Day. Last month, three teens were taken unconscious to hospitals from house parties in Fountain, and several adults...

  • Transgender girl wins bid for homecoming princess at Colorado Springs high school amid concerns

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Scarlett Lenh was officially crowned the 2014 homecoming princess for Sand Creek High School during Friday night's football game. Scarlett, however, is biologically a guy. She was born Andy Lenh and this school year started identifying as a female transgender. "It was really...

  • Vice president of Woodland Park school board resigns

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The vice president of the board of Woodland Park School District RE-2 resigned during this week's monthly meeting. Rob Hunt, a native of Colorado Springs who works as a family law attorney, said he has been on the board for nine years and felt it was time to leave. "There are new...

  • Public meeting on Sept. 22 will cover proposed boundary changes for Academy D-20

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Academy School District 20 will hold a public meeting Sept. 22 to review a change in attendance boundaries for Chinook Trail Elementary and Edith Wolford Elementary schools. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building atrium, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. The...