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Education Buzz

Colorado College launches massive $435 million fundraising drive for several projects

State education leaders seek public input on academic standards
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

The Colorado Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards that have been under...

PPCC to hand out free food to students Monday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Ramen and rice and beans don’t always cut it for college students.

Pikes Peak Community College held its first mobile food pantry...

Widefield School District 3 supporters to promote ballot issues Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The Widefield Information Network is hosting a community walk Saturday to inform voters about two ballot measures that, if passed, would provide...

Colorado Springs students help with disaster relief efforts
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Several Pikes Peak region schools have pitched in to help hurricane victims.


Mitchell High School Junior Reserve Officer...

Colorado Springs principal honored Thursday for student media support
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The principal of Early College High School at the Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11  has been named the 2017...

Colorado Springs school gets new $100,000 fitness center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Famed fitness icon and chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, Jake Steinfeld, and other dignitaries are visiting...

Colorado Springs student wins tutoring scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Sylvan Learning Center of Colorado Springs, 1791 S. Eighth St., has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to 10th grader Lucas Kucera of Colorado Springs to...

Thursday is grand opening of new manufacturing, construction trades training center
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Oct 3, 2017

A public grand opening of a unique partnership between two Pikes Peak region school districts and numerous industry partners will be held 6 p.m...

Colorado Springs student named a finalist in national STEM competition
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Palmer High School freshman Kathryn Kummel has been named a top 30 finalist in a prestigious science, technology, engineering and mathematics middle...

New middle school in northern Colorado Springs breaks ground Wednesday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Academy School District 20 will hold a groundbreaking ceremony 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for its newest school, Chinook Trail Middle School.


Plenty of STEM stuff for kids at Pikes Peak Regional Air Show
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show, happening Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Colorado Springs Airport and featuring amazing aerial...

Colorado Springs school counselor is tops in state
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

A Giberson Elementary School counselor has been named 2017 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Colorado School Counselor Association, a...

Colorado Springs middle school to participate in new water program
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in Colorado Springs School District 11 is one of five middle schools in Colorado selected to participate in a new...

School district gets new playground
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Students in Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 have a new outdoor playground, just in time for the new school year.

Penrose-St. Francis...

Pima Medical Institute to host open house Tuesday-Thursday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Pima Medical Institute, 3770 Citadel Drive North, is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


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.”