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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs high school girl fight ends with officer punching teen

    Updated: 17 min ago

    Two teenage girls at Coronado High School were arrested on fighting charges after one of them allegedly hit an officer who was trying to break up their fight, Colorado Springs police said. Colorado Springs police said the school resource officer also hit one of the girls in the...

  • UCCS professor earns university system's highest award

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    When you're stuck in traffic and, like every other 21st-century driver, want to ram your car into the person in front of you, think Stone Age. The 4 percent of Neanderthal genetic throwback thought to linger in human makeup is responsible for such desires, academician Tom Wynn says....

  • Green Mountain Falls Town Hall is up but not quite running

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The small town of Green Mountain Falls held a grand opening for its newly constructed Town Hall last Saturday, declaring it was open for business. But it hasn't been business as usual. The office phones haven't worked. The Internet service hasn't worked. Cellphone coverage has been...

  • It's time to put those butts out

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Thursday is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout and some local high school students have joined forces with El Paso County Health to educate others about the harmful effects of tobacco. At Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the Students Working Against...

  • Local high school ranks No. 1 in Newsweek and will get mayoral recognition

    Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to The Vanguard School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at The Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy, 1605 S. Corona Ave. The Vanguard School, a charter high school for grades 9-12, was ranked as the...

  • Security boy's cabbage is cream of the crop

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Isaiah Martinez is a real Cabbage Patch kid. The 16-pound, 12-ounce cabbage Isaiah grew over the summer and named "Calvin" has earned the 10-year-old from Security the title of Colorado winner of the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. "I was pretty surprised," Isaiah said...

  • Muslim students embrace America, hope to teach others about their homelands

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    While their homelands may be fraught with strife and unrest, local Muslim foreign exchange students want Americans to know this: Just as Americans are not defined by the bad actions of a few, the same goes for people of Islam. "We have problems in Yemen, but it is a beautiful country...

  • Scrapbooking remains a passion for many in Colorado Springs

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    Whatever happened to the scrapbooking craze? For longtime fans like Mona Szoke, it's alive and well. "Once you get going on it, it's addictive," said the stay-at-home mom from Colorado Springs. "It's a way to get away from everything. It's very therapeutic." Although scrapbooking...

  • Colorado Springs boy accepted for experimental leukemia treatment program

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Compared to other kids his age, 11-year-old Aden Knar is bony and sickly looking. He walks hunched over and complains of body aches and pains. He's nauseated and weak. But compared to other children who have cancer, he's like Hercules, says his dad, Mike Knar. "For some reason, he...

  • Colorado Springs high school seniors join growing protest against standardized tests

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Superintendents and school boards started a protest, and now, parents say it's their turn. "The beef is with us," said Jeff Kemp, 
father of two children who attend James Irwin Charter Schools in Harrison School District 2. Some local parents have joined what is amounting to...