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Colorado Springs teacher selected for STEM immersion fellowship

Colorado Technical University releases new mobile app
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 11 hr ago

Colorado Technical University has released a newly redesigned mobile app – CTU Mobile, https://youtu.be/D-Svde8F3Bg, for Apple iOS and Android phones...

Applications now available for new leadership program for high school students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 11 hr ago

 

Applications are now available for a new summer residential leadership-development program for Colorado high school students.

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This is the last week to fill out school district survey
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 12 hr ago

This is the last week to give feedback in the Colorado Springs School District 11 School Communication Performance Evaluation. The link is at...

School District postpones special board meeting to Thursday evening
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Feb 3, 2016

Colorado Springs School District 11 has postponed a special board meeting to hear public input on what parents and community members think about...

Space Foundation announces winners of student art contest
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 26, 2016

With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s sixth annual International Student Art Contest has produced 25...

Homeschooling open house on classical Christian education scheduled
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Homeschooling parents can get information on the classical Christian home education model from Classical Conversations 9 a.m.3:30 p.m. Tuesday at...

Local high school sophomore wins award to study cancer research
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Cheyenne Mountain High School sophomore Aaron Schwan is one of 100 winners selected for the inaugural Emperor Science Award.

The program is...

Grant money to help low-income parents gain education, employment
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jan 22, 2016

CPCD, the Community Partnership for Childhood Development, has received a $70,000 grant from the Denver-based Daniels Foundation to continue offering...

Parents can sign up for free tutoring for children reading below grade level
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Children's Literacy Center is offering free one-on-one tutoring for children reading below grade level.

Children are matched with trained...

Training Wednesday to teach parents about getting involved in their child's school
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Local community leaders will host a training for parents about meaningful ways to get involved in their child’s school, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at...

Summit Elementary awarded grant to renovate preschool playground
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to Summit Elementary School in Divide to help renovate the preschool...

Four online graduate programs at UCCS gain national recognition
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Four online graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rank among the best in the nation in a list U.S. News and World...

Local student wins new geopolitical scholarship to study in Beijing
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Cameron Hickert, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Denver who is from Colorado Springs, has been selected to join the inaugural class of...

Challenger Learning Center sponsors writing, art contest for K-12 students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The deadline is nearing for a student contest the Challenger Learning Center is hosting as part of its observance of the 30th anniversary of the...

Colorado Springs school district earns distinction for board-certified teachers
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jan 8, 2016

Colorado Springs School District 11 ranks among the state’s top five school districts for having the most National Board Certified teachers.

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Local Optimist Club holds essay contest for youth
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Looking for something to do over the break?

Youth under the age of 18 as of Oct. 1, 2015, can enter to win awards from the annual Optimist...

Three local girls earn Girl Scouts' Gold Award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Three Girl Scouts from Colorado Springs have earned the highest award in the organization, the Gold Award.

-- Tristina Altman started a...

Local Boys & Girls Club gets grant to promote healthy lifestyles for children
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is receiving a $5,000 Focus Grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to provide...

Colorado McDonald's launches new teacher appreciation program
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Dec 29, 2015

McDonald's of Colorado recently launched a new teacher appreciation program, "McD Teacher of the Month."

To nominate a teacher, participants...

Monument Academy marches toward its goal of building a play field
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Monument Academy, the sole charter school in Lewis-Palmer School District 38, is making progress in its "Green4Green" campaign to provide a turf...

Colorado's next education commissioner identified after national search
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 14, 2015

A former Arizona legislator and Wyoming schools chief is slated to become Colorado’s next commissioner of education.

The Colorado State Board...

Woodland Park School District completes energy-efficiency improvements
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 14, 2015

Woodland Park School District RE-2 has completed the first year of an energy-efficiency program with OpTerra Energy Services under a program that...

Friday night is deadline to nominate oustanding black educators for awards
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Nominations for a black educator awards are due by 11 p.m. Friday.

Outstanding Colorado black educators will be recognized with a Salute to...

Sierra High to host community health fair Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 7, 2015

Sierra High School, 2250 Jet Wing Drive, will hold a fall health fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Free flu shots for adults and children over age...

Colorado College alumni asked to meet donor challenge: 500 donations in 24 hours
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Dec 2, 2015

An anonymous donor will match donations made to Colorado College on Thursday, during a 24-hour challenge designed to increase alumni contributions to...

UCCS to commemorate 50th anniversary with state and local dignitaries
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Dec 2, 2015

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers will be among the guests at a celebration Thursday of the 50th anniversary of...

Two local military vets among 50 Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Fifty active-duty military, veterans, spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors, including two people from Colorado Springs, have been named 2016...

Postal Service kicks off Letters From Santa program
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Santa’s got his pen and is ready to reply to children’s gift wish letters to the North Pole.

To have Santa answer your child’s mail, place...

PPCC reschedules open house of its newest location to Dec. 2
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Due to the recent snowstorm, Pikes Peak Community College has rescheduled the open house for its newest location. It will now happen 5-7...

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.”