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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Changes are taming chaos at Colorado Springs youth detention facility, officials say

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A combination of factors created dangerous conditions inside Spring Creek Youth Services Center in recent years, Division of Youth Corrections officials said last week. But a month after embarking on an aggressive plan to remedy the difficulties, officials say they have made...

  • Youth Corrections officials acknowledge problems at Colorado Springs center, take steps to change

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Division of Youth Corrections officials acknowledged Thursday a gamut of problems at Spring Creek Youth Services Center while outlining steps they have begun taking to improve safety of staff and treatment of juveniles. Data provided to local lawmakers by Youth Corrections this week...

  • U.S. Highway 24 closures subject of meeting between CDOT, business leaders

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Everybody agrees: Safety first. Nobody wants to see a repeat of last summer's tragedy, when a Teller County man died in flash flooding that also destroyed homes and damaged vehicles caught in the violent, debris-laden waters running off the Waldo Canyon burn scar. But it's been a...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 selected to help develop ways to meet new graduation guidelines for 'next generation learning'

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Along with mastering shoelace tying, kindergartners who do activities like Skype with students in a classroom in another country, exchange emails and figure out their similarities and differences will be more ready for college or the workforce after graduating from high school. At...

  • Outdoor shooting range set to open in August in Teller County

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The nation's sixth highest-ranking county for gun ownership is getting an outdoor shooting range. Long overdue, says Craig Chellis, past president of the Teller County Shooting Society. "Teller County is prime for a gun range, and it's been a long time in coming," he said. "We have...

  • Grant money to give Woodland Park School a makeover

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    A parent-driven charge to reduce the amount of scrapes and bruises their kids were coming home with is trumpeting victory. By the time school starts in August, a large dirt and rock lot that abuts Gateway Elementary School's playground in Woodland Park School District RE-2 will be a...

  • Former UCCS chancellor 'integral' to early growth

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Donald Schwartz, former chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, died July 4 in Colorado Springs. He was 86. Schwartz accepted the job as the university's second chancellor in January 1978, after earlier that month turning down an offer to become president at the...

  • Credit union starts new scholarship for college students

    Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation is seeking applicants for a new college scholarship. The credit union will provide $5,000 annual scholarships for up to four years to six students. Colorado residents enrolled in or scheduled to enter an accredited college or university as an...

  • Scholarship competition challenges kids to create the helicopter of the future

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Kids, ages 9-16, who have a great idea for how a helicopter of the future should be designed, can enter a competition to win a $1,000 scholarship. Contestants will design a helicopter that addresses the potential challenges of 2050 and plan for how their "Helicopters of the Future"...

  • Governor appoints new board members for Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced three appointments to the board of trustees for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, which is located in Colorado Springs. Members advise and consult with the Commissioner of Education regarding the management of the...