Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Sky High Ranch again to offer summer resident camps for girls

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Girl Scouts of Colorado is re-opening resident camp this summer at Sky High Ranch near Woodland Park, and registration has begun. Sessions are open to all girls over age 6 and include such activities as a zipline, archery, backpacking, photography and rock climbing. Resident camps...

  • Colorado lawmakers continue introducing bills to limit testing

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Chalkbeat Colorado, a nonprofit news organization covering educational change, is following education measures Colorado lawmakers are introducing. Five bills on standardized testing and academic standards have been introduced so far in this session, according to Chalkbeat reporter...

  • Dr. Martin Luther King's work celebrated with calls to continue his work

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    As someone who knew Martin Luther King Jr., there's nowhere community activist and local pastor Jesse Brown Jr. would rather be on the federal holiday marking King's birthday than the All People's Breakfast in Colorado Springs. "It's part of who I am," he said Monday, at the sixth...

  • Arc University to honor third graduating class of students with disabilities

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Arc Thrift Stores, through a $100,000 grant from The Daniel’s Fund, will graduate its third class of Arc University students at 4 p.m. Wednesday at The Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in Arvada. Students work at the 22 thrift stores and 12 donation centers throughout...

  • More students puts strain on some Pikes Peak region schools

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Skyview Middle School near Dublin and Powers boulevards started the 2014-2015 school year with 100 more students than in the fall of 2013. The spike in enrollment pushed the school to more than 200 students over the building's capacity. That has meant changes. There are five lunch...

  • Review team recommends closure of Colorado Springs charter school

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    A troubled Colorado Springs charter school that primarily serves students from poor families may be forced to close at the end of this school year, but it's not going down without a fight, school leaders say. An administrative charter school review team from Colorado Springs School...

  • Charter school forms society for public, hosts first event with speakers, music

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Thomas MacLaren School, a charter school for sixth through 12th grades, will host the inaugural event of the MacLaren Society, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 31 at The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. The MacLaren Society is dedicated to bringing the pursuit of truth, the creation of beauty and...

  • UCCS Radio nominated for three national broadcasting awards

    Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    UCCS Radio, an online radio station at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has been nominated for three national intercollegiate broadcasting awards, including “best college online radio station,” by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. Other finalists in that...

  • Second Colorado Springs-area Catholic church vandalized in recent weeks

    Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Religious figures outside another local Catholic church have been vandalized, the second desecration in six weeks. Four characters from the Nativity scene outside Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Manitou Springs, including the baby Jesus, were broken in pieces between Jan. 4 and...

  • Deadly crash closes Interstate 25

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    A man and woman died Monday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 25 south of Colorado Springs on Monday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol. State troopers said a 2001 Ford Mustang was northbound on the interstate, near mile marker 125, when it lost control on the icy...