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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Cripple Creek-Victor school board narrows superintendent search to two finalists

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The Cripple Creek-Victor RE-1 school board approved two superintendent finalists during a special meeting Thursday. Leslie Lindauer and Bill Wilson were selected from among 13 applicants, who were narrowed to four semi-finalists, according to board member Dennis Jones. Lindauer is...

  • University of Phoenix offers scholarships to active-duty military, veterans

    Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The University of Phoenix will award 20 full-time scholarships to prospective students who are active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue an undergraduate or master's degree. The for-profit university is a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group. The...

  • Liberty earns 'model school' distinction for special needs program

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Education has recognized the significant support needs program at Liberty High School as a model school. Liberty is the only high school in Colorado to receive this distinction. One of the key components of the Liberty program is a self-sustaining business so...

  • Russell Middle School inducts six into Wall of Fame

    Updated: Fri, May 30, 2014

    Charles M. Russell Middle School recently held its Wall of Fame induction ceremony. The distinction is given to former Russell students who have made significant contributions to their community in any field. The award not only honors former students but also encourages present students...

  • Reports of Colorado Springs students hurting teachers prompts district to cancel contract with detention center

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs School District 11 has decided not to renew its long-standing agreement to provide schooling to juvenile offenders because of a number of issues, including alleged incidents of students injuring teachers. The annual contract that D-11 has had since 2006 with Spring...

  • Thomas MacLaren School graduation for eight seniors on Saturday

    Updated: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Thomas MacLaren School will celebrate commencement exercises for eight members of its second graduating class on Saturday at 1 p .m. at the school, 303 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Professor Carol Neel of Colorado College will be the guest speaker. She teaches European Middle Ages, courses in...

  • Neighbors criticize fenced-in artificial turf at Colorado Springs school

    Updated: Tue, May 27, 2014

    Frank and Sandy Rakoczy gaze out their window and sigh. A tall chain-link fence topped with barbed wire stares back. "It's not an attractive-looking thing," Nancy says, shaking her head. Workers from Performance Recreation in Pueblo have removed the sod from the athletic field at...

  • D-2, D-11 offer free summer meals throughout Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Even though school is out for most area students, kids can get nutritious meals through the summer food service program, which starts serving Tuesday in some locations. Colorado Springs School District 11 is expanding its program to 34 locations this year, including mobile sites at...

  • Some unusual mailboxes stand out - and there's often an interesting story behind them

    Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    With snail mail headed the way of landlines and newspapers, few give much thought to their mailboxes these days. In some neighborhoods, doorstep delivery is already extinct, replaced by clustered units in a central location. The move away from traditional mailboxes could be why...

  • Spirit of Old West draws thousands to Territory Days

    Updated: Sat, May 24, 2014

    It's the 39th annual Territory Days in Old Colorado City this Memorial Day weekend, with the usual fake shootouts, free gold panning troughs, live bands, barbecue plates, funnel cakes, afternoon thunderstorms and throngs of people. Instead of fading into the sunset, the street...

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