Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs D-11 teacher to swap jobs for one year with Australian teacher

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    A Colorado Springs School District 11 teacher will swap jobs for one year with a teacher in Australia. Barry Lempert, a math teacher at Nikola Tesla Opportunity School, will participate in the ANZEE Australia Educator Exchange Program for the second semester of the 2014-15 school...

  • PPCC marketing and communication department wins awards

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College’s marketing and communication department recently was honored with seven awards for excellence in advertising and event promotion by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE has eight districts nationwide, and PPCC is part of the...

  • Donors turn out in force to help Palmer High student

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    No Grinches here. Colorado Springs donors turned out in force this week to help Palmer High School's student council reach a fundraising goal to buy eye-tracking software for a student born without limbs. "We had people come from all over. One man said Palmer kids gave him new faith...

  • Entire Colorado school district closed due to illness

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The entire Crowley County School District will get Friday off, not as a snow day but as a sick day. The elementary, middle and high schools will be closed Friday, the district announced at the end of the school day Thursday, because of a large number of students having the flu and...

  • D-11 board pulls GLOBE Charter item off agenda right after meeting begins

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GLOBE Charter School Principal Heidi Breakey arrived at Colorado Springs School District 11's board meeting Wednesday night prepared to be served notice that her landlord, the school district, wants her school gone from the property it has occupied for the past five years. Instead,...

  • Teachers in Academy D-20 receive grants for special classroom projects

    Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The Academy School District 20 Education Foundation awarded grants totaling $14,000 for the fall semester to eight district teachers for a variety of projects. The teachers wrote proposals and submitted them to a foundation review committee earlier this semester. Eight recipients...

  • Friday last day to nominate a black educator for excellence awards

    Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Friday is the last day to nominate a black educator for one of numerous Salute to Excellence in Education awards given out each year by TheEduCtr. Self or third-party nominations are being accepted from the public, individuals, schools, family members, colleagues, or...

  • Palmer High students try to raise funds for fellow student

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    It seems like it would be a lot different to live without arms or legs. But it's not really any different, 15-year-old Shawn Bakker says. Like other teens, the Palmer High School sophomore likes to play video games, watch TV and hang around outside when he's not at school or doing...

  • Daniels Fund grant helps UCCS continue business ethics initiative

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Ethics in business is like oxygen, says Venkat Reddy, dean of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. "You don't know it's out there, but if you don't have it, you're going to die," he said. "It's critical to an organization's...

  • Nearly 6 of 10 children participate in extracurricular activities, Census Bureau reports

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

        Fifty-seven percent of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to a new report released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that children were more likely to participate in sports...

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