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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • New CC professor part of $1.7 million project to attract, retain women in geosciences

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Not many women are working in science and engineering jobs - in the United States men outnumber women by nearly three to one. In some fields, such as geosciences, the gap is even larger. A new nationwide project aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the geosciences has a local...

  • Students encouraged to enter public transportation video contest

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Mountain Metropolitan Transit, the public transportation system in Colorado Springs, is holding a video contest for students age 18 and under. Students are asked to create a video, either through Vine or for YouTube, about Mountain Metro bus service, highlighting why public...

  • Local school superintendent selected for national board

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Andre Spencer, superintendent of Harrison School District 2 has been elected to join the national board of See The Change USA. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Colorado Spring and promotes science and engineering advancement by bringing physics curriculum to middle...

  • Six school districts in Pikes Peak region to ask voters to approve bond, mill levy issues

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Preliminary ballot questions for the Nov. 4 election are set. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is reviewing the questions, which had to be submitted by Sept. 5. Local voters will be able to make their views known on a variety of topics, from school funding to...

  • Children, adults can 'Explore Mars' on Saturday at Space Foundation Center

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, is offering a special day of "Exploring Mars," on Saturday, as part of its monthly "Star Days" series. Kids and adults can drive a rover on a simulated Martian terrain, play Minecraft Mission To Mars in...

  • Local middle school awarded for having a strong PTA-staff relationship

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Jenkins Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11 has been named a National PTA School of Excellence. The program recognizes partnerships between parent-teacher associations and schools to improve students’ educational experience and the school environment for every child....

  • New play field adds to the fun at Wolford Elementary

    Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The fun department keeps growing at Edith Wolford Elementary School. The school, which came close to being burned in the Black Forest fire in June 2013, got new playground equipment last school year. It now has a new play field. Over the summer, a dirt lot on the southwest side of...

  • Widefield's MLK elementary gets a much-needed $5 million makeover

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Built in 1973, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Widefield boasted a new model of school design that called for open classrooms. But that concept went by the wayside as it became apparent that openness meant noisiness, problems with heating and cooling, and lighting...

  • Colorado Springs company honored for its support of STEM education

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A Colorado Springs-based defense contractor is one of seven companies across the state to be recognized for its leadership and financial contributions in helping develop science, technology, engineering and math fields, or STEM, for students. The Colorado Education Initiative...

  • Students at one local school still haven't started classes -- but they will on Thursday

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Students at Corpus Christi Catholic School, 2410 N. Cascade Ave., got a longer summer break than other local kids, but it will be back to the books on Thursday. Classes start for the fall semester for the K-8 school with a half day on Thursday and a full day on Friday. Water damage...

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