Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

  • School takes top honors in recent Battle of the Books competition


    Fifth graders at Academy International Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School in Academy School District 20, rock at reading. The school’s fifth grade team placed first in the Pikes Peak Region Battle of the Books, held recently at Colorado College. Academy...

  • Work of Comcast volunteers on Saturday to benefit local school


    The Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11 will benefit from the work of volunteers on Saturday during the company's annual Comcast Cares Day. The day recognizes the company's commitment to service and a tradition that has grown into the largest,...

  • Local student one of two statewide to win $10,000 scholarship from Comcast

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Mitchell High School student Kae 'Vionna Cole has received a $10,000 scholarship from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Kae 'Vionna is one of two Colorado students to receive the $10,000 award. This year, a total of $75,000 in scholarship funding was given to 57...

  • Audience to select symphony's logo from Colorado Springs students' designs


    A classroom assignment turned into a job for the 20 students in Tiffanie Davis' advanced graphic arts class at Pine Creek High School. The project became an exciting twist on the same-old, same-old schoolwork, said sophomore Tristan Blandford. "It was really good seeing what it's...

  • UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing to be renamed

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Bethel-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will get a new name, in recognition of an $8 million donation. The nursing school will be known as the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences,...

  • Colorado Springs high school taking online learning in a new, more individualized direction

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    An online high school in Academy School District 20 will shift its focus to what the program creator believes is the next generation of online learning. "Initially, the philosophy behind online education was location - the idea that the student could do school from anywhere - and we...

  • LGBT students, allies to participate in Day of Silence Friday to prevent bullying

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Friday is the annual Day of Silence, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Thousands of students across the country are expected to participate in the international event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment that is...

  • PPCC launches 'kiss the pig' fundraiser

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45-pound pot-bellied pig. The public can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Lance Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money...

  • PARCC officials look at shortening testing

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Facing possible withdrawal of another state, officials from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, said they are working on ways to shorten the English language arts and math tests they’ve rolled out this school year. Officials made the announcement this...

  • 'Technical difficulties' cause shutdown of standardized testing in Colorado

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    "Technical difficulties" caused computerized testing in Colorado to "not operate optimally" for several hours Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Education. The window for new, required science and social studies testing developed by the state opened Monday for...

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