Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.
  • Friends of D-11 lead fundraising, as issue committees, candidates report

    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    An issue committee has raised nearly half a million dollars to promote a $42 million mill levy override that Colorado Springs' largest school district is seeking on the Nov. 7 ballot, according to campaign finance reports filed this week with the Secretary of State's Office. Friends...

  • State education leaders seek public input on academic standards

    Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

    The Colorado Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards that have been under review since May.  Educators, parents, school and district staff, and interested members of the community can submit their two cents on...

  • Free educational events about youth and marijuana to be held in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

    Two educational events to raise awareness about marijuana use among teens will be held in upcoming weeks in Colorado Springs. - El Paso County Public Health's Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership and the Communities that Care initiative in Fountain will host a free...

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

    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Colorado College launched over its Homecoming weekend a $435 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its 143-year history and among the 15 largest drives undertaken by a liberal arts college nationwide. Donations will fund several projects, including $40 million for a new...

  • Film raises awareness of blind people's triumphs, challenges; screening in Colorado Springs this week

    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Connor wants to get a sponsorship so he can compete as a skateboarder. Sarah would like to travel the world. Nick fashions himself as a famous drummer in a heavy metal band. Carina is working on being the first member of her family to graduate from high school. "Do You Dream in...

  • PPCC to hand out free food to students Monday

    Updated: 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 giveaway last month and handed out 4,500 pounds of food. Hundreds of students lined up, and supplies ran out in an hour, according to school...

  • New book from Boettcher Foundation like CliffsNotes for college, scholarship applications

    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    The college admissions and scholarship application process can be like playing a game of 20 questions. Where do you start? What are selection committees really looking for? What's the best way to brag about yourself? "All the Wisdom and None of the Junk: Secrets of Applying for...

  • Election 2017 roundup: Ballots get mailed Monday

    Updated: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

    Ballots for the Nov. 7 election will go in the mail Monday, asking voters in the Pikes Peak region to decide who will lead school boards and small towns, and how their tax dollars will be spent on schools, transportation, infrastructure, fire protection services, tourism and...

  • Fountain Middle School patrolled by a playful, marijuana-sniffing police dog

    Updated: Sat, Oct 14, 2017

    The most popular staff member at Fountain Middle School slobbers, sheds and shakes with the sheer anticipation of doing her job. Meet Amp, the only police dog who works full time for a Colorado public school district. Kids in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 can't get enough...

  • Widefield School District 3 supporters to promote ballot issues Saturday

    Updated: 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 funding for Widefield School District 3 Community members, district staff and students will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday in the student...

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