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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Kindergartner Lucas Jack reads to his grandparents Sarah Jack, left, Josephine Jack and Lynn Jack in Michelle Rahalewich's class Friday, April 28, 2017, during Grandparents Day at Monument Academy. About 625 grandparents attended the event at the K-8 charter school with 1,050 students in the Lewis-Palmer School District 38. . (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Shanna Garcia writes message of gratitude to Raytheon on the interactive screen in the new STEM Center of Innovation at the E.A. Tutt Boys & Girls Club on S. Chelton Rd. The club held a celebration and ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 27, 2017 for the new center. Raytheon chose Colorado Springs as one of 22 locations nationwide to open a Center of Innovation. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
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The Vanguard School has retained its spot as sixth best in Colorado for 2017, which it also earned in 2016. In 2015, Vanguard ranked second best in the state. Image via Google.
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Summer school doesn't look or feel like summer school any more in Colorado Springs School District 11. (The Gazette, Bryan Oller)
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sign Tuesday, April 25, 2005.  Photo by Hunter McRae
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sign Tuesday, April 25, 2005. Photo by Hunter McRae
Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Coronado High School seniors, left to right, Katrice White, Dylan Gordon and school mascot "Charlie Cougar" (Holly McKibbben) walk together during a Prom Fashion Show at the school Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette