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World's first cannabis-funded scholarship program accepting applications

From Peggy Fleming to Ken Salazar, local ties get noted in construction project
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Colorado College’s new residential units, which will be ready in time for fall move-in, are being named after eight former students.

School district to hold public forums on potential ballot question
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Colorado Springs School District 11 will host a public forum tonight at 6 p.m. at Coronado High School, 1590 W. Fillmore St., on the idea of a mill...

Local school among best for LBGTQ-friendly online programs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranks 33rd most “LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools” in the nation, according to a new study by SR...

Laptop and tablet storage carts free to Colorado Springs-area educational institutions
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Tech For Less, a Colorado Springs-based reseller of computers and electronics, is giving away laptop and tablet storage/charging carts to local...

Time to nominate a school Janitor of the Year in the Colorado Springs area
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Cintas Corp. is accepting nominations for its fourth annual Janitor of the Year contest, which recognizes the best-of-the-best amongst school...

Woodland Park RE-2, Rocky Mtn. Classical offer 'choice' open houses
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, 4620 Antelope Ridge Drive, will hold a prospective student night to observe this week's National School Choice...

Pima Medical Institute holds open house this week
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Pima Medical Institute is hosting an open house at its Colorado Springs campus, 3770 Citadel Drive North, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday...

School district asks for community input to develop new strategic plan
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jan 3, 2017

With an expected additional $1.8 million to $2.1 million in revenue each year from a...

Registration deadline nearing for Educating Children of Color Summit
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The deadline for students to sign up for scholarships and for students, parents and educators to attend the Educating Children of Color Summit is...

Colorado Springs school librarian wins a top national award
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

A local librarian has been named a winner of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award.

Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, director of web services and emerging...

CC alumni issue another fundraising challenge
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Dec 5, 2016

Two anonymous Colorado College alumni will match donations from other alumni, up to $75,000, if at least 750 alumni give money during...

PPCC receives grant for student scholarships
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Pikes Peak Community College will receive $136,369 from the Colorado Scholarship Initiative, and the school will match the funding to provide...

First UCCS home basketball game to honor fallen campus officer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will recognize first responders from six agencies during the opening home men’s basketball game on...

Local high schools fare well in regional math competitions
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Results from the 39th annual Math Day Swanson and Math Bowl competitions, held Nov.  17 at Colorado State University-Pueblo, were announced...

Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients to be honored
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Colorado Technical College will recognize Colorado's 2017 Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients during a ceremony Thursday at Garden of the Gods...

New trades schools underway; open house tonight
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Vocational-technical education has resurged in popularity in a big way.

Widefield School District 3 and Peyton School District 23-JT will host...

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.”