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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs school board nearly overlooks Black History Month

    Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    A process the Colorado Springs School District 11 board of education started this school year to recognize special interests nearly resulted in the oversight of a biggie: Black History Month. But an extra meeting held Jan. 29 enabled the board to squeeze in its support of the annual...

  • Charter school that specializes in gifted education taking enrollment applications for 2014-15

    Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    The lottery application deadline for students who want to attend the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, a public charter school specializing in K-8 gifted education, is Feb. 19. A hard copy of an enrollment application is due to the school, 2510 N. Chestnut St., by 5 p.m....

  • Local science curriculum developer to help create program for training STEM teachers

    Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs-based Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, or BSCS, has been accepted as a partner of a national initiative to train 100,000 exceptional teachers in science, technology, engineering and math education by 2021. BSCS, a nonprofit organization that advances science...

  • Public Montessori school in Colorado Springs adding seventh, eighth graders

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    Recently obtaining approval to expand, officials at the Pikes Peak region's only public Montessori elementary school are working with teachers, parents and west side neighbors to create curriculum for seventh and eighth graders. "This is a step out to do something different. We'll do...

  • Sulfur compound culprit in allergic reaction at Falcon High School

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    Two Falcon High School students and a teacher were taken by ambulance to a local hospital Thursday morning after having an allergic reaction to a sulfur compound created in an advanced placement chemistry class, according to Principal Cheryl DeGeorge. Students were conducting a...

  • UCCS strikes partnership with Northrop Grumman in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    The first local pairing between the technology industry and higher education started almost half a century ago. Pueblo native David Packard told state officials if they started a university in Colorado Springs with an emphasis on engineering and business, his company, Hewlett-Packard,...

  • Space Foundation Discovery Center debuts new NASA film this week

    Published: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    The Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs will show a new nine-minute NASA film, "Water Falls," Thursday evening during its monthly Star Days Thursday event. The center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, will run the film at 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and provide other special...

  • Local kids explore earth sciences in Pikes Peak Pebble Pups program

    Published: Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    They're called the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups, but there's nothing immature about their rock hound skills. About 40 local kids from different schools have united in a common interest, one that some want to turn from a fun hobby into a future profession. Sixteen-year-old Zach Sepulveda,...

  • Springs school to be highlighted during National School Choice Week

    Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    "Choice" means something different to students now than in the past, when the selection came down to the neighborhood public school or a few private ones in town. Today, choice is as big as an all-school assembly, with many options clamoring for attention. "It's critical that...

  • State's high school drop out rate lowest since 2003

    Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    Colorado's high school drop out rate is at its lowest point since 2003, and the El Paso county rate is also declining. The state's beefed up efforts to keep kids in school and ensure they earn high school diplomas appears to be working, according to 2012-2013 dropout and graduation...

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