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Debbie Kelley

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  • From UCCS to Microsoft: Alumnus shares his story of success with new grads

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Hard work, the ability to learn from his mistakes and sheer gumption led one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' most notable graduates to become one of Bill Gates' right-hand employees at Microsoft. Students who graduated from UCCS on Friday have the same ability to...

  • Hairy fundraiser at Colorado College deemed a success

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Colorado College raised nearly $1,000 to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness during a “haircut-a-thon” Tuesday. Stylists from Veda Salon did 67 haircuts, at a suggested donation of $10 each, and raised $987. This is the third year for the campus to host the fundraiser,...

  • Manitou Springs students wear ribbons in support of Pakistan attack victims


    Many Manitou Springs High School students are showing their support for those affected by this week's brutal Taliban attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. The teens are wearing black ribbon around their arms and on their clothes Thursday and Friday, as a sign of solidarity with the Pakistani...

  • Former high school educator joins local school district board

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Gwynne Dawdy, a former high school counselor and coach, was appointed to the Woodland Park School District RE-2 board of education at the Dec. 10 meeting. Dawdy has lived in Woodland Park since April 1998 and worked as a counselor and coach at Woodland Park High School from 1999 to...

  • Pikes Peak region has several high schools ranked among Colorado's best

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Five local high schools get the gold star this year. Half of the state's top 10 public high schools - as ranked by Colorado School Grades, an online comparison site created by a coalition of 18 nonprofit organizations - are in the Pikes Peak region. Three are public charter schools...

  • Colorado Springs D-11 teacher to swap jobs for one year with Australian teacher

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    A Colorado Springs School District 11 teacher will swap jobs for one year with a teacher in Australia. Barry Lempert, a math teacher at Nikola Tesla Opportunity School, will participate in the ANZEE Australia Educator Exchange Program for the second semester of the 2014-15 school...

  • PPCC marketing and communication department wins awards

    Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Pikes Peak Community College’s marketing and communication department recently was honored with seven awards for excellence in advertising and event promotion by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE has eight districts nationwide, and PPCC is part of the...

  • Donors turn out in force to help Palmer High student

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    No Grinches here. Colorado Springs donors turned out in force this week to help Palmer High School's student council reach a fundraising goal to buy eye-tracking software for a student born without limbs. "We had people come from all over. One man said Palmer kids gave him new faith...

  • Entire Colorado school district closed due to illness

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The entire Crowley County School District will get Friday off, not as a snow day but as a sick day. The elementary, middle and high schools will be closed Friday, the district announced at the end of the school day Thursday, because of a large number of students having the flu and...

  • D-11 board pulls GLOBE Charter item off agenda right after meeting begins

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    GLOBE Charter School Principal Heidi Breakey arrived at Colorado Springs School District 11's board meeting Wednesday night prepared to be served notice that her landlord, the school district, wants her school gone from the property it has occupied for the past five years. Instead,...