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Air Force recruiter confirms Falcon High School feat is rare

College students of certain majors more likely to vote than their peers
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 53 min ago

College students of certain majors more likely to vote than others, according to a Tufts University study of voting patterns released Tuesday.

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School district earns performance excellence award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

 

Falcon School District 49 earned the Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence Foothills Award at the 2015 RMPEx Quest for Excellence...

Three area teams to compete at Destination Imagination Global Finals
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

Three Pikes Peak region school teams are among the 57 teams from Colorado that will compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals 2016 event,...

CC students have personality, survey says
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 18, 2016

Colorado College has been named one of the best small colleges for ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perception) personality types in recent...

Colorado Springs rocketry team performs well at nationals
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

Six middle school students from The Vanguard School, a charter school in Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, were among the 100 teams nationwide to...

YMCA needs lifeguards for summer around Colorado Springs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 17, 2016

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking to fill 50 to 65 lifeguard jobs to watch swimmers at its indoor and outdoor swimming pools this summer...

D-11 teachers vote on proposed new contract
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 16, 2016

Voting on a tentative contract agreement for compensation and terms for next school year for teachers in Colorado Springs School District 11 closes...

Girl Scouts' highest award goes to 23 students in the Pikes Peak region
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

This year is the 100th year of the Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts.

A total of 23 Girl Scouts from the Pikes Peak region received...

Reading tutors need for first-sixth grade students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

Reading tutors are needed to help children  gain confidence and increase literacy skills.

No formal teaching experience is required for...

UCCS, PPCC and CC gearing up for commencement ceremonies
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 11, 2016

UCCS: Two ceremonies on Friday

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will hold Spring commencement exercises Friday at two times:...

Hurry to thank a teacher
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 9, 2016

Time is running out to help Colorado Springs teachers be eligible for GoFundMe's $100 donation directly to classrooms.

Some 5,000...

Four student filmmakers to debut their work in Washington, D.C.
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 9, 2016

Four local students will premiere documentaries they made to a Capitol Hill audience.

The student filmmakers are graduates of the Youth...

Hurry to thank a teacher
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

Time is running out to help Colorado Springs teachers be eligible for GoFundMe's $100 donation directly to classrooms.

Some 5,000...

Miss Colorado delivers important message during national Nurses Week
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 6, 2016

May 6-12 is Nurses Week across the nation.

In honor of this year’s observance, Colorado Technical University, which offers bachelor’s and...

Colorado ranks 31st in nation in college affordability
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

College Affordability Diagnosis shows that higher education has gone from expensive to unaffordable for many American families.

By the end of...

Program provides free bowling for kids all summer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 4, 2016

Kids will be able to bowl for free this summer at The Summit at Interstate 25 and Interquest Parkway.

The program provides kids 15 and younger...

UCCS to host TEDx event Thursday; topic: 'Flourish'
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host an inaugural independently organized TED event Thursday at 4 p.m. in Berger Hall on the...

Professionals working in early child development to be honored
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 3, 2016

The Alliance for Kids is hosting an Early Childhood Professionals Appreciation Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in the Summit Ballroom of...

It's time to show appreciation for teachers
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 2, 2016

Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week starts today and runs through Friday, May 6.

It’s a chance to thank teachers for their hard work. The event...

Community dialogue on early childhood education held Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The final The Raising of America Community Dialogue will be held 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Saturday at Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive.

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Symposium kicks off to study math and science teacher leadership
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a science education nonprofit organization in Colorado Springs, has paired up with the Education Development...

Charter school elects new board members
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The board of directors for Pikes Peak Prep elected Colorado College’s Manya Whitaker, Pikes Peak Community College’s Janet Nace and...

Colorado Springs high school students win big for donating spare change
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The Chapel Hills Olive Garden restaurant will cater lunch for more than 30 students, faculty and parents from Rampart High School on Wednesday, to...

Head Start preschoolers to do ballet recital with help of teens
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Two juniors at Air Academy High School have been teaching ballet to low-income preschoolers this semester, and their hard work will culminate in a...

Free bicycle tune-ups offered on Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Bike Pro Mobile, a self-contained truck with all the tools needed to repair bicycles, will provide free bike tune-ups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at...

Contest to design dream school tech or science lab to open
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 14, 2016

For the second year, the Northrop Grumman Foundation is conducting an online classroom makeover contest, Fab School Labs.

The contest is open...

Colorado Springs high school qualifies for world percussion championship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Pine Creek’s Winter Percussion Team won second place in the state at the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association State Championships, which were held...

Falcon student attends STEM leadership academy
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Justin Planck, a student at Falcon High School in Falcon School District 49, recently attending the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the...

Eat at Olive Garden, help high schools
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Olive Garden restaurants in Colorado Springs are participating in a national “Spirit Night” promotion to benefit athletic programs at two local high...

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.”