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Debbie Kelley

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  • New agreement between CTU and community college system extends educational opportunities

    Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A new agreement between Colorado Technical University and the Community College System of Colorado improves educational opportunities for students who earn associates' degrees from Denver-based community colleges and transfer to a Colorado Technical University campus. Students with...

  • 1,200 try to save D-49 third-grader's life: record turnout shocks family

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    A third bone marrow donor drive held last Saturday for a very ill third-grader at Falcon Virtual Academy produced the largest turnout of any drive in Colorado in at least five years, according to Bonfils Blood Center in Denver. Some 1,200 people showed up at the school during the...

  • Thousands take Good Friday path to Chimayo's sacred grounds

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The road to Chimayo, N.M. is long and tiring during the Christian holy week leading up to Easter. But the spirits of the estimated 30,000 to 50,000 pilgrims who walk for hours to reach a famous Roman Catholic church outside of Santa Fe are anything but weary. George Warda of Parker...

  • Time running short for Colorado Springs boy needing bone marrow transplant

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Time is running out for 10-year-old Aden Knar. "We're at last call," said his dad, Mike Knar. The family has tried in vain to find a bone marrow donor for Aden, whose acute lymphoblastic leukemia went into remission for five years before returning in November. Aden has been...

  • Educators: Colorado Springs area ripe for innovation

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Seeds of innovation have been planted in the field of education in the Pikes Peak region, and what's growing now is just the beginning, according to the cultivators. "I tell our students, you're not only competing with students in your classroom but with kids globally. We want to...

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach accused of ‘inappropriate’ sexual acts

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school...

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to speak at UCCS

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in the Gallogly Events Center. The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company's former director of...

  • Districts brace for debut of online state testing

    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The three-week window for Colorado's inaugural debut of online-only standardized testing opens Monday, and while a few bugs are expected, some are already biting hard. "It's a beast," said Lori Benton, director of assessment and gifted education for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in...

  • The search is on for a new superintendent for one local school district

    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 will start the process of selecting a new superintendent today. At 4 p.m., staff will meet with a representative from the Colorado Association of School Boards to discuss ideas on what the district should look for when seeking candidates....

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