Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Brainiacs from Colorado Springs middle school head to national Brain Bowl

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's the brainiacs' turn. Five eighth-graders in the gifted and talented program at Challenger Middle School have become superheroes using the power of knowledge. The team won the state Optimist Brain Bowl championship for their grade level in March and on Friday fly to New Orleans...

  • Deadline nearing for applications for law enforcement's first Teen Academy

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    There are still a few more days left to apply for the first annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy, sponsored by the Colorado Spring Police Department, the Fountain Police Department, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. The deadline for applications is Sunday,...

  • Colorado Lottery accepting applications for program and project funding

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Starburst Award applications are being accepted for projects using Colorado Lottery funds. Submissions are open to any entity that has completed a Lottery-funded project in the past five years. Submissions may include programs and projects such as trails, skate parks, playgrounds,...

  • English, math tests for 3-11th graders will be shorter next school year

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Education commissioners and superintendents from 11 states and the District of Columbia, that are members of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have agreed to shorten test time and consolidate testing of English language arts and math, starting next...

  • Rain brings 'mud days' for schools in eastern El Paso County

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Practically every school district in Colorado closes for a snow day or two during the school year. But not many declare a mud day. That's what has happened on the eastern plains in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Miami- Yoder School District JT-60 canceled classes because the roads were...

  • UCCS chancellor honored at Colorado College graduation

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Along with having to abandon a soggy campus and trek across town for Colorado College's graduation festivities Monday, another special moment happened midway through the ceremony. A well-known local academician who has conferred thousands of degrees for more than a decade became the...

  • Woodland Park school becoming a haven for international students

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Last fall was rough for Theodor Olofsson. "My name is Theodor" were the only words he knew how to say in English when he started kindergarten at Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park in August. "He was 5 years old and fearful," said his mom, Linda Olofsson. "'No one understands...

  • They won! Special-needs prom duo capture students' hearts in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    A new king and queen reign at Sierra High School. Seniors Johnny Daniel, who has cerebral palsy, and Paige Steffonich, who has Down syndrome, and were among the three guys and three girls vying for Prom King and Queen. The student body selected the winners at Saturday night's prom,...

  • Parents, community key to literacy success for Colorado Springs children

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The villagers at two Colorado Springs elementary schools are assembling to the beat of a drum they believe imparts a new solution to an age-old problem: Why can't Johnny read? "We think we have the answer," said Bob Null, who has been on the board of Colorado Springs School District...

  • Academy D-20 to keep commencements on Air Force Academy grounds

    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    While Lewis-Palmer School District 38 officials announced Thursday afternoon that heightened security measures at military installations led it to move its two high schools' May 22 graduation ceremonies to The Broadmoor World Arena, another local district is sticking with its initial...

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