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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • Public meeting set to discuss Colorado Springs charter school building priorities

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    How should The Classical Academy spend about $8 million expected to soon come into its coffers? "It's a great problem that we have, deciding how to spend all this money," said spokeswoman Tisha Harris. The Classical Academy is in northern Colorado Springs in Academy School District...

  • Honk and waves remain part of election season in El Paso County

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The sun was barely up, but Kevin Walker and crew had been at it for a while. Shaking signs and waving at traffic whizzing by, backers of El Paso County's stormwater tax proposal manned the corners at Fountain and Academy boulevards Thursday. It had been a good morning, Walker said....

  • Community college transfer students should apply for four-year schools now

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission, in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority...

  • Colorado College Food Rescue makes the big time

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Colorado College Food Rescue program has made the big time. After seeing an article in The Gazette about the CC student-initiated program to save unused but still good food from the school cafeteria and local businesses and transport it to soup kitchens and food pantries, NBC’s...

  • 5 places for trick-or-treating in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    As ghouls and goblins roam the streets Friday night, there also are other places besides homes to take youngsters trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here are a few ideas to keep your princesses and pirates smiling like a jack-o-lantern. - Mall-Oween at The Citadel mall, 750 Citadel...

  • State officials stepping in, Teller County again under microscope on Election Day

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Teller County again will be under the microscope on Election Day. At the request of members of the Teller County Tea Party and the campaign manager for sheriff candidate Mark Manriquez, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office will monitor Tuesday's election count in Teller County....

  • State marching band winners announced

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Six local high schools placed in the finals of the 2014 Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band competitions. In the 4A division, Air Academy High School placed first for the fifth consecutive year. Liberty High School took second, Rampart High School placed fourth and...

  • Test scores: Most students in Pikes Peak region, Colorado not on track in social studies, science

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Local elementary and middle school students nearly parallel state averages in science and social studies knowledge and how on track they are to graduate ready for college or the job market, according to standardized test results the Colorado Department of Education released Monday....

  • Pikes Peak region bands march into state competition finals at Falcon Stadium

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The tradition lives on. Local high schools again dominated the 4A division in the Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band championships. Jerry Pierce, whose daughter is in the Color Guard at Air Academy High School, was excited Saturday after the eight 4A finalists...

  • Community comes together to bring high-speed Internet to remote Colorado mountain town

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    There's no gas station in the remote mountain town of Guffey, about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs, but there is a post office with 420 boxes, a library, a school, an auto repair shop, three restaurants and now, high-speed Internet for all. "It's huge," said resident Kim McAlear....

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