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Colorado Springs school librarian wins a top national award

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...

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs online votes to win a grant
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Oct 28, 2016

A college preparatory mentoring program for low-income students in Colorado Springs is competing for a grant and needs online votes to help obtain...

39 to graduate from medical training programs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Oct 28, 2016

IBMC College will host its 90th graduation ceremony Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Red Rock Church, 6805 Corporate Drive, Suite 140.

A total of 39...

El Paso County suicide rate to be focus of Newsweek article
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 20, 2016

El Paso County’s suicide rate, reportedly the highest in the nation at this time, will be examined in a Newsweek article in Friday’s edition of the...

Homecoming Weekend starts for UCCS, CC
By: - 0 Thu, Oct 13, 2016

The hometown college and university kicked off Homecoming Weekend on Thursday.

At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, clubs...

Middle school teachers sought for life science field test
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a Colorado Springs-based center for science education research and development, is seeking 45 middle school...

Vote online to help local teacher win an aquaponics greenhouse
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Christopher Marro, a teacher at Sierra High School in Colorado Springs, is a finalist in the running to win a $100,000 grant that would go towards...

High school students to get free Internet access off campus
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Nearly 1,100 Harrison and Sierra High School students will get free off-campus Internet access from a Sprint grant Harrison School District 2 has...

Comments about UCCS sought for accreditation renewal
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 29, 2016

In preparation for a November visit from the Higher Learning Commission, a regional higher education accrediting agency, the University of Colorado...

Mitchell High football game to honor military
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Sep 28, 2016

It’s Military Appreciation Night Thursday at Mitchell High School’s home football game against Cheyenne Mountain High at Garry Berry Stadium, 2115...

Two Colorado Springs schools receive grants to boost healthy programs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Two Harrison School District 2 elementary schools, Turman and Centennial, have received an Action for Healthy Kids Game On grant for this school...

Air Force Academy a popular choice for students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The United States Air Force Academy vaulted from 33nd place to second on an annual ranking using data students submitted on their top choices of...

'Genius Award' goes to another local graduate, for the second year
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Another Colorado College graduate has won the "genius award," the second in two years.

Anne Basting, who earned a bachelor's degree in English...

Taco Bell 'giving mas' to arts education
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

The Colorado Springs Conservatory has received a $3,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation for arts education and other programs that will benefit...

Colorado Springs science education center hires new scientist
By: - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a Colorado Springs-based national center for research and development in science education, has named Joseph...

Liberty grad wins grand prize in essay contest
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Alyssa Bragg, who graduated from Liberty High School in May, won the grand prize in the Baptist Joint Committee's Religious Liberty Essay...

Colorado Springs student performed on 'America's Got Talent' finale
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 15, 2016

If you caught last night’s grand finale of "America’s Got Talent," you saw a local student perform.

Rebekah Miller, a junior at The Classical...

Diet soda sales could return to Colorado high schools next fall
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Sep 14, 2016


Sales of diet soda could be returning to Colorado high schools.

Local school districts throughout the state will be able to decide what...

Local student wins Pinnacol scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Abby Geertsema of Colorado Springs and now a student at the University of Northern Colorado, is one of 109 Colorado students to receive a Pinnacol...

Academic Decathlon opens registration to school teams
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Let the games begin.

The annual Colorado Academic Decathlon, a unique scholastic team competition that tests knowledge and skills and prepares...

Registration opens for Putt for the Pirates 40th event
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Online school to host local open house on Thursday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Colorado Connections Academy will host an open house for families at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. An outreach...

Three local teachers honored as most influential in high-achieving student's lives
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Three Colorado Springs-area teachers were among the 42 from around the state to be honored Friday for their impact on this year’s Boettcher...

Back-to-school safety: Watch for kids on streets
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

More school districts start classes next week, and that means more kids on the roads.

American Medical Response, the ambulance company that...

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.”