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Middle and high school math competition comes to Colorado Springs

Harrison High 'stomping out suicide'
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 8 hr ago

Teen girls involved with the Women's Resource Agency's Intercept Girls on FIRE (Fearlessly Inspiring Results through Empowerment) held a day-long...

Coloradans encouraged to wear collegiate apparel on College Friday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

It’s time to dust off the old collegiate jersey or T-shirt.

April 21th is the annual College Friday observance in Colorado, as proclaimed by...

Nation's third-best online education degree program is close to home
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Regis University ranks third best on the list of “30 Best Online Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Degrees for 2017,” which College Choice released...

Used instrument drive successful, in need of donations for repairs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

This year’s Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive was the most successful since the program started in 2014, according to tallies. 

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New summer volunteer opportunity starts for teens who love nature
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Outgoing teens who love the outdoors have a new volunteer opportunity this summer: talking about nature to Fountain Creek Nature Center...

Colorado Springs university makes 'Best Online MBA Degrees' list
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ranks 42nd on this year's "5o Best Online MBA Degrees," list released this week by College Choice, a...

Wounded Warrior Scholarship applications being accepted
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

For the 10th year, Colorado Technical University is accepting applications for its Wounded Warrior Scholarship.

The university offers...

6 Colorado Springs students will receive Girl Scouts' highest honor
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Six local high school students are among 28 Colorado Girl Scouts who will receive the 2016-2017 Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor.

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Middle school teachers sought for pilot test on body systems
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a national center for science education research and development headquartered in Colorado Springs, is looking...

Widefield, Peyton recognized for innovative manufacturing, construction training
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Widefield School District 3 and Peyton School District 23-JT received Honorable Mention for the 2017 Magna Awards presented at the recent National...

School district honored for pioneering uses of technology
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

 

 School district honored for pioneering uses of technology

 

Colorado Springs School District 11 again has been...

Youth Action Day focuses on HIV awareness, art project
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The 2017 Colorado Youth Matter’s Youth Action event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, and Monday, April 10, at the Colorado State...

Colorado Springs teacher wins 'National Educator of the Year' for speech and debate
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Air Academy High School English teacher Renee Motter has been named “2017 National Educator of the Year” by the National Speech & Debate...

Tickets to hear Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott speak still available
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Tickets are still available for Colorado Springs Christian Schools’ annual fundraiser dinner featuring Hillary Scott, of the band Lady...

Widefield High student recognized for National Speech & Debate accomplishment
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Widefield High School student Kylie Almeida was one of six national finalists selected out of 140,000 students for this year’s Exemplary Student...

Students of parents hurt in work-related accidents can apply for scholarship
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

The Pinnacol Foundation, which provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of...

Local charter school guru to be honored Friday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Colorado Early Colleges Administrator Keith King will be recognized Friday for his...

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.
Five...

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...

World's first cannabis-funded scholarship program accepting applications
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Pueblo is the first community in the world to provide a cannabis-funded scholarship to every graduating high school senior. 

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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...

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.”