Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Event focuses on school choice and options for parents

    Published: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Parents can get tips on how to motivate their children for success in school during an event hosted by Parents Challenge, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at 21st Century Library, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. Regina Lewis, chairwoman of the division of communications, humanities and technical...

  • Public finds it a challenge to get all the info for Pikes Peak area school board meetings

    Updated: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    School board meetings are always open to the public, but good luck trying to figure out what board members will be discussing. Agendas for most of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts do not describe the items to be considered; entries simply say something to the effect...

  • Local high school senior chosen as state delegate for U.S. Senate Youth Program

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    A Colorado Springs student has been selected as one of two Colorado delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, to be held March 7-14 in Washington, D.C. Serene Singh, a senior at Rampart High School in Academy School District 20 and senior class president, was chosen,...

  • Regional poetry contest open to students in grades 9-12

    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Fountain Valley School of Colorado is calling for entries for the seventh annual Athenaea Poetry Competition for high school students in the Pikes Peak region. All students in grades 9-12 may enter. Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Janice Gould will judge the entries. Students can submit up...

  • Colorado education board vote on state testing waivers raises questions

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    The quagmire of standardized testing became even murkier Thursday, with a surprise move by the Colorado State Board of Education leaving more questions than answers for public school districts across the state. On the heels of November's massive student protests against standardized...

  • Colorado Springs' online graduate degree programs rank among best in nation and tops in state

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Two online graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rank above other similar programs in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. UCCS' online Masters in Business Administration degree program and its online graduate engineering program placed the...

  • Top 5 things adults need to know about going back to college

    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Top five things adults need to know about going to college From Colorado Technical University      1. It’s all about a shift in priorities. If college is a priority, you can make time for it. That may mean movin other priorities or removing them...

  • Grants available for classroom pets

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    The Pets in the Classroom grant program is accepting applications from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade teachers, who work in public and private schools. The program is sponsored by the Pet Care Trust and provides money for teachers to buy and maintain small animals in their...

  • Colorado College student works to bring more reliable energy to his homeland

    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Just a few days into 2015, it looks like the new year will be history-making for Colorado College student Paul Miki Akpablie. The 21-year-old is nearing the realization of his lifelong dream to bring more reliable energy to his homeland, the Republic of Ghana in West Africa. "My...

  • Elk bones in Colorado Springs yard are art to some, 'gross' to others

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Forget the blow-up Santa and snowman. The bones of a large elk in the front yard of a downtown Colorado Springs home draw looky-loos year-round. "It's free expression, part of all that free speech. It's pretty gross though," said Stephanie Caldwell, a neighbor. The residents who...