Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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Controversial Healthy Kids survey back in Colorado schools this fall


After surviving a near-death experience earlier this year, the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is back, with minor changes and seemingly few scars.

Statewide, "We're not seeing districts or schools opting out...

UCCS alumnus sparks business scholarship effort to honor 50th anniversary


Consider it like a 50th anniversary present.

A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' College of Business alumnus - who asked to remain anonymous - is challenging fellow alumni and the local business...

Colorado College's Education Department receives grant to partner with local schools


An infusion of scholarship money will help more Colorado College students who aspire to become teachers study techniques in local schools with high amounts of low-income students.

A $1.2 million grant from...

Alumni from Pueblo campuses invited to Homecoming

By: Debbie Kelley

Alumni from Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Southern Colorado, who attended college classes on the Orman Avenue campus, are invited to...

Nursing instructor looks at relationship between posture and pain at free seminar tonight

By: Debbie Kelley

Keeping adults from having a 45-pound head is the goal of a University of Colorado Colorado Springs health sciences instructor and program coordinator for the Center for Active Living.

Michelle LeCompte will...

Census Bureau mandates 'test' survey to randomly selected households


Is your household one of the 1.2 million?

Mine is.

My family received a letter and then a follow-up postcard in the mail last week, saying we needed to fill out the "2015 National Content Test" of the...

New state-of-the-art Colorado Springs welding training center in high demand


This is not your father's vo-tech shop.

Shiny new equipment occupies 15 training welding booths in one of Springs Fabrication's metal-manufacturing buildings on Colorado Springs' east side. Down the hall, a...

State marijuana taxes dribble in for a handful of Colorado Springs area school districts


The first cut of Colorado's excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana has been thrown into this fiscal year's pool of cash grants for capital improvements at public schools.

Three local projects are...