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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 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,...

  • Red decor can be stimulating, relaxing

    Published: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    he color of love, passion, danger and bloodshed can successfully wear another hat - homebody. But it's no couch potato. Red makes an active, vibrant addition to any space, from the laundry room to the powder room. It can be used to accent neutral colors or pop other primaries....

  • Warnings issued after man seen in girls' bathroom at Coronado High School

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Some schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 were on alert Friday afternoon after a man in his 20s was spotted in the Tech Building at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Shortly before noon, staff reported that an unknown man was running through the building, said D-11...

  • Colorado Springs charter school in turmoil over leadership, contracts

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    A festering feud that some say boils down to differences of philosophy and others believe has turned nefarious is driving a wedge between board members of STAR Academy. The rift contributed to one member's resignation in January and has created tension between the board and parents,...

  • Some Colorado Springs schools might need to make up snow days

    Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    While Wednesday's frigid temperatures made for a fun day off for all Colorado Springs School District 11 students, some may need to make up classroom time later in the spring. Some schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 are nearing the minutes allotted for snow days and other...

  • Colorado Springs school board nearly overlooks Black History Month

    Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    A process the Colorado Springs School District 11 board of education started this school year to recognize special interests nearly resulted in the oversight of a biggie: Black History Month. But an extra meeting held Jan. 29 enabled the board to squeeze in its support of the annual...

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