Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”

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Colorado College's Education Department receives grant to partner with local schools


An infusion of scholarship money will help more Colorado College students who aspire to become teachers study techniques in local schools with high amounts of low-income students.

A $1.2 million grant from...

Alumni from Pueblo campuses invited to Homecoming

By: Debbie Kelley

Alumni from Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Southern Colorado, who attended college classes on the Orman Avenue campus, are invited to...

Nursing instructor looks at relationship between posture and pain at free seminar tonight

By: Debbie Kelley

Keeping adults from having a 45-pound head is the goal of a University of Colorado Colorado Springs health sciences instructor and program coordinator for the Center for Active Living.

Michelle LeCompte will...

New state-of-the-art Colorado Springs welding training center in high demand


This is not your father's vo-tech shop.

Shiny new equipment occupies 15 training welding booths in one of Springs Fabrication's metal-manufacturing buildings on Colorado Springs' east side. Down the hall, a...

State marijuana taxes dribble in for a handful of Colorado Springs area school districts


The first cut of Colorado's excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana has been thrown into this fiscal year's pool of cash grants for capital improvements at public schools.

Three local projects are...

Pikes Peak region teachers take advantage of free concealed-weapon classes


Amy Wrany is ready.

If Colorado lawmakers ever decide to let educators carry concealed firearms in elementary and secondary schools, Wrany, a teacher in Harrison School District 2, probably will be packing...

New ticketing effort helps reduce illegal parking around some Colorado Springs schools


Just as kids are expected to pay attention in class, adults are expected to pay attention to traffic rules around schools. Some are failing.

Colorado Springs police issued 144 tickets for speeding in school...

ACT issues call-to-action after little progress in college, career readiness

By: Debbie Kelley

As in recent years, Colorado high school students fell short of the national ACT average test scores in all four subjects this year.

College and career readiness also lags behind the national percentages of...