Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • 15 Colorado Springs-area high school seniors named Daniels Scholars

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Fifteen high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 239 students selected as 2015 Daniels Scholars. The program provides scholarships to any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States and covers expenses that remain after all other scholarships and...

  • Spring fever means it's time to scratch that gardening itch

    Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Mary Jane Ray's hands were quivering, and her nose twitched like a rabbit's. She almost could feel and smell the damp, fertile earth awakening from its winter nap. When spring fever hits, look out. Although Ray is longing to reconnect with the loam that's calling, it's too early to...

  • Rampart High School's Winter Guard team has all the right moves


    The battle scars on Josh Lahman's bedroom ceiling speak to his dedication to his sport. Sabers, wooden rifles and large flags have left dents from repeatedly being thrown in the air. "You don't learn to toss effectively on the first day. It takes years of hitting the ceiling in your...

  • Free online course from CU-Boulder explores water issues in the West

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    How has the scarcity of water in the West caused so much controversy? A free online course that begins Wednesday by experts at the University of Colorado in Boulder will answer that question and lead students on a virtual journey as water makes its way from snow-capped mountains to...

  • Local Boy Scouts Council gets donation to help all interested youth join

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Pikes Peak Council of Boy Scouts of America has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Scoutreach Program, which helps low-income youth join Boy Scouts and participate in activities.   The Pikes Peak Council has been serving youth for more than 100 years and...

  • Middle schools can compete for extreme science lab makeover

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Five middle schools across the nation will win a $100,000 extreme makeover of their science lab under a new program, "Fab School Labs," sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation. The contest is designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, learning in...

  • Local school district again makes top-10 list for technological advancements

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Colorado Springs School District 11 placed fourth of the top 10-ranked large school districts in the annual Digital School Districts Survey by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association. D-11 first made the list in 2009, when it placed 10th and has...

  • Colorado's legalization spurred early run of gay marriage, but rate has slowed

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Toni and Katy Morrison soon will celebrate their six-month anniversary, and so will Colorado's legalization of same-sex marriage. The lesbian couple was among the first to officially tie the knot in El Paso County after a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Oct. 6, 2014 cleared the way...

  • 11 local students headed to state National Geographic Bee

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    What sea in the Arctic Ocean separates the Taymyr Peninsula from the archipelago Novaya Zemlya? The answer is the Kara Sea, and for knowing that correct answer Pranit Nanda, an eighth-grader from Aurora, won last year's Colorado title of the National Geographic State Bee. This year,...

  • 13 Pikes Peak region Girl Scouts earn top Gold Award

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Thirteen area Girl Scouts are among 50 statewide who will receive the 2014-2015 Gold Award, the organization's highest honor that reflects participants' commitment to community service, leadership abilities and citizenship skills. The award culminates with a final project girls in...