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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Calvert Academy, an online charter school, to hold open house on Thursday

    Published: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Colorado Calvert Academy, a K-8 public charter school that offers online instruction, will have an open house at 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Calvert Family Resource Center, 2883 S. Circle Drive, in Colorado Springs. Parents can meet Principal Elizabeth Davis, explore the resource center,...

  • Red decor can be stimulating, relaxing

    Published: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    he color of love, passion, danger and bloodshed can successfully wear another hat - homebody. But it's no couch potato. Red makes an active, vibrant addition to any space, from the laundry room to the powder room. It can be used to accent neutral colors or pop other primaries....

  • Warnings issued after man seen in girls' bathroom at Coronado High School

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Some schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 were on alert Friday afternoon after a man in his 20s was spotted in the Tech Building at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Shortly before noon, staff reported that an unknown man was running through the building, said D-11...

  • Colorado Springs charter school in turmoil over leadership, contracts

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    A festering feud that some say boils down to differences of philosophy and others believe has turned nefarious is driving a wedge between board members of STAR Academy. The rift contributed to one member's resignation in January and has created tension between the board and parents,...

  • Some Colorado Springs schools might need to make up snow days

    Updated: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    While Wednesday's frigid temperatures made for a fun day off for all Colorado Springs School District 11 students, some may need to make up classroom time later in the spring. Some schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 are nearing the minutes allotted for snow days and other...

  • 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...

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