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Grants will fund security projects in Harrison School District 2

Alumni from Pueblo campuses invited to Homecoming
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Alumni from Southern Colorado Junior College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Southern Colorado, who...

Nursing instructor looks at relationship between posture and pain at free seminar tonight
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Keeping adults from having a 45-pound head is the goal of a University of Colorado Colorado Springs health sciences instructor and program...

ACT issues call-to-action after little progress in college, career readiness
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

As in recent years, Colorado high school students fell short of the national ACT average test scores in all four subjects this year.

College...

STEM fair for military card ID holders slated for Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Peterson Air and...

Public hearing on fate of Bates Elementary, proposed apartments near UCCS postponed
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The public hearing on an appeal by Cragmor residents who want to stop construction of a 621-bedroom apartment complex in the old Bates Elementary...

Three local college students win scholarships
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Air Academy High School graduate Nicholas Sammons, Mesa Ridge High School alumnus Lauren Holmes and Michelle Ihlefeldt, a Colorado Springs single...

Sponsored research funding increases for CU system
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Sponsored research funding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs totaled $10.3 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, including $175,802...

2 Colorado Springs high schools make Newsweek's annual top 500 list
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Newsweek released on Wednesday its annual survey of the top 500 high schools in the country.

The national news magazine used a range of data...

Doherty High's annual run to benefit international adoptions seeking participants
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The Doherty High School Athletic Department is hosting a benefit 5-K run, in conjunction with a high school scrimmage of local teams, on Saturday at...

Local superintendent wins state award for his work
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Jed Bowman, superintendent of Woodland Park School District RE-1, has won the 2015 Colbert Cushing Award, which recognizes individuals who have made...

Girl Scouts of Colorado kicks off this year's recruiting campaign
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Girl Scouts of Colorado kicked off its recruitment campaign Monday for the 2015-16 school year.

Girl Scouting enables members to make new...

Raytheon to fund new traveling exhibit at the Discovery Center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

STEM education in Colorado Springs will take a giant leap forward with a new commitment from Raytheon Co.

The defense contracting giant will...

Colorado College back on Top 10 ‘reefer madness’ list; other local college on 'Don't Inhale' list
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

Colorado College, a private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs, is back among the Top 10 on Princeton Review’s “Reefer Madness” list, which...

Colorado Springs high school student receives national academic honor
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Matthew Keathley, a junior at Doherty High School, as a member of the organization,...

Three local graduates join Teach for America to work in high-poverty schools
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

Teach for America, a national nonprofit that recruits college graduates and other professionals to work in schools in high poverty neighborhoods, has...

Early child education organization receives grant to fund new position
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 3, 2015

Early Connections Learning Centers, formerly Child Nursery Centers, has received a $62,668 grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation to support...

Settlement reached in church/state dispute at Florence High School
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

In a settlement reached this week, Cowboy Church at Crossroads will no longer be able to use Florence High School in Fremont School District RE-2 for...

Application cycle opens for Pets in the Classroom grants
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Pets in the Classroom grant program will start accepting applications Saturday for the 2015-2016 school year.

Pre-kindergarten through...

Homeschoolers can get discounts on computers, software
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Homeschool families are now able to acquire computers and software at the same wholesale pricing the nonprofit organization Notebooks for Students...

Volunteers to build new playground in Colorado Springs on Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jul 24, 2015

More than 200 UnitedHealthcare employees and Colorado Springs residents will build a new playground at the El Pomar Boys & Girls Club, 805...

School renovation project wins award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The new community athletic field and renovated children’s playground at Gateway Elementary School in Woodland Park have been named one of 21 winners...

Urban Peak hosts annual fundraiser breakfast Wednesday to benefit homeless youth
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Urban Peak Colorado Springs, the region’s nonprofit serving homeless youth, is hosting its annual Off The Street breakfast fundraiser 7:30-8:30 a.m....

Colorado Springs-headquartered trades school to receive nine VISTA workers
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The Career Building Academy has received an AmeriCorps grant for $108,000 per year for three years to fund nine VISTA workers. They will be based at...

National school choice group selects Colorado Springs mom as president
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The board of PublicSchools.org, a national parent-led nonprofit organization that advocates for greater access and equitable funding for public...

Annual Peace Camp has openings for 1st-8th graders
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

There are still spaces available for first through eighth grade students to participate in Peace Camp, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July...

Local retired science educator takes on leadership role with national association
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A retired science educator from Colorado Springs is the new president of the board of The National Science Teachers Association, the largest...

Family and consumer sciences teacher graduates from training program
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Alyssa Horlick, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Miami-Yoder High School in Miami-Yoder School District JT-60, recently graduated from the...

A few spots still left for Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids in Colorado
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 14, 2015

About 20 spots are still available for youth to sign up for the sixth annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids, a one-day camp with hands-on instruction in...

College professor promoted to associate dean
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Pikes Peak Community College has promoted Danen Jobe to the position of associate dean for humanities in the Communication, Humanities &...

Debbie Kelley has covered nearly every subject at The Gazette, including news, religion, business, real estate, the energy industry, health care, nonprofits, fashion, home and garden and county government. Her career also has encompassed writing greeting cards, speeches, annual reports, and technical trade and magazine articles. Her two kids have taught her a lot about education and life in general, including this kernel of wisdom, “Mom, not everything is a lesson.”