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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 'Suspicious' package found at the Air Force Academy; all clear given

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A package identified as "suspicious" on the Air Force Academy grounds Tuesday morning was quickly determined to not contain hazardous materials, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Brus Vidal. A call to the academy's first responder team came about 8:52 a.m. The package was found near...

  • El Paso County high school grad earns rare honor

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    A 2014 high school graduate from Edison School District 54JT has pulled off a trifecta in Zonta Club winnings, an accomplishment a local student has never before achieved. Audra Burke brought home top honors and top dollars from competitions at local, multistate and international...

  • UCCS vice chancellor selected for Missouri position

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor of administration and finance at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System Friday. He's expected to start the new job in late...

  • PPCC's nursing program earns high marks for students' abilities

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College's nursing program has achieved a 100 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Exam for three consecutive years. Pass rates are an indication of the quality of professional nurses entering the community's workforce. Students often choose a...

  • Coloradans pair with Ken Burns to create online education history portal

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    "Boring," "irrelevant" and "dead" won't be attached to the word "history" anymore if the big-scale dream of three entrepreneurs plays out as they envision. Colorado engineers Jon Martinez and Jesus Salazar have partnered with well-known historical documentarian Ken Burns to develop...

  • CC's Summer Music Festival director to receive award

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Susan Grace, senior lecturer, associate chair and artist-in-residence with the Colorado College Music Department on Monday at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Packard Hall on the CC campus, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Grace, who was...

  • Practice tests give organizers idea of what to expect with Common Core rollout

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Practice tests in Colorado and 13 other states for new reading, writing and math assessments known as PARCC went as planned in the fall and spring of the 2013-2014 school year with few problems, national organizers said Thursday during a media teleconference. "In terms of the...

  • Falcon D-49 may ask voters for money to build new schools, expand others

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    For the third time in five years, Falcon School District 49 officials are considering asking voters to approve a November ballot initiative to alleviate crowding. Previous attempts in November 2010 and November 2011 failed. The school district, identified as one of the state's...

  • Colorado Springs preschoolers served a healthy start with help from national franchise

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Most youngsters at Blue Skies Exploration Academy have never seen the likes of hummus, cauliflower or chicken cordon bleu. But with a little coaxing, children at the local child care center adopt the attitude of the finicky Mikey in the 1970s Life Cereal commercial; they're willing...

  • CU-Boulder study shows stunting effects of helicopter parenting

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Children who spend more time in less structured activities — from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo — are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of...

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