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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs Brownie troop video gets honorable mention in White House contest

    Published: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    A wild and crazy idea dreamed up by a group of third-graders proved to be good enough to earn recognition from the White House. Eight girls from Steele and Stratton Elementary schools wrote and produced a short video of what it would be like if President Barack Obama visited Steele...

  • D-49 OKs Valiant Academy to start project-based learning

    Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    A charter school that's aiming to become the Pikes Peak region's first to offer project-based instruction for all grades, from kindergarten through high school, will open in the fall. Valiant Academy cleared the final hurdle last week - a contract with its authorizing body, Falcon...

  • CU Regents discuss tuition hikes of zero to 4 percent

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Tuition breaks are likely on the horizon for in-state undergraduate students in the University of Colorado system, which includes the Colorado Springs campus. Meeting in Colorado Springs on Thursday, the Board of Regents indicated it favors raising tuition by less than the 6 percent...

  • Support growing for Colorado College students' efforts to 'rescue' food waste

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Every child in America hears the words, "Clean your plate," and usually obeys, but the commandment seems to be forgotten in adulthood. Forty percent of food in the United States goes in our trash cans, not in our mouths, resulting in $165 billion a year in waste, according to the...

  • Colorado Springs-area school districts lead state in expulsions, suspensions

    Updated: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    Two Pikes Peak region school districts lead the state in expulsion and suspension rates, a ranking they hope to change. The area's largest district, Colorado Springs School District 11, expelled 182 students last school year - the most of any district in the state. Also in a No. 1...

  • District 11 board promotes director to vacant assistant superintendent position

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    A Colorado Springs School District 11 administrator has been promoted to assistant superintendent of instruction, curriculum and student services. Jason Ter Horst, who has been executive director of K-12 schools in D-11 for nearly three years, will take over the job Thursday, D-11...

  • Colorado Springs school could become apartments for charter school teachers

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    The old Lincoln Elementary School at 2727 N. Cascade Ave. won't become a hub for philanthropic work but it will be turned into housing for teachers of Atlas Preparatory School. The Colorado Springs School District 11 board of education voted 6-1 Wednesday night to sell the...

  • Unswayed by opposition, D-11 will hold classes on Veterans Day

    Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    In the past, strong public opposition has proven successful in swaying Colorado Springs School District 11's board of education to close schools on Veterans Day. The tactic didn't work this time. Classes will be in session Nov. 11, the board decided Wednesday on a 6-1 vote . Bob...

  • Next year's calendar, sale of school building on D-11 board agenda for Wednesday

    Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Next year's school calendar will be among the topics the Colorado Springs School District 11 board of education's will vote on Wednesday. The board will consider whether to approve the proposed calendar, which includes schools being in-session on Veterans Day and off the entire week of...

  • Calvert Academy, an online charter school, to hold open house on Thursday

    Published: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Colorado Calvert Academy, a K-8 public charter school that offers online instruction, will have an open house at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Calvert Family Resource Center, 2883 S. Circle Drive, in Colorado Springs. Parents can meet Principal Elizabeth Davis, explore the resource center,...

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