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Goodbye CSAP, Hello TCAP!

Updated: 08/04/2011 - DENVER (AP) -- Colorado students will take a new statewide test next year linking student performance to teacher evaluations to support students who need to catch up.

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College courses open to 9th graders

Posted: 08/01/2011 - GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. (AP) -- two new laws are opening school district-funded college courses to 9th-graders beginning this fall.

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Declining Student Numbers Could Spell Future School Closures

Posted: 06/09/2011 - Though the painful process of making cuts for next school year is likely over, School District 51 says it will probably have to make more cuts down the road. A key factor in those decisions could be enrollment, which has some Redlands parents on edge.

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Colorado proposing 4-tier teacher grades

Posted: 06/08/2011 - Colorado teachers could see a new four-tier ranking system under new performance guidelines up for discussion by the state Board of Education.

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D51 Announces "Painful" Cuts, Unveils Budget Plan

Updated: 05/24/2011 - Reductions in staff, slashing programs, and stretching administrative dollars thin are just some of the "painful" plans District 51 has laid out to shore up a $13.6 million budget hole.

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"Band-Aid": Local Eighth Grader Organizes Benefit Concerts

Posted: 05/18/2011 - As budget cuts continue to silence school music programs across the country, one Grand Valley resident is taking action to make sure that's never the case here. And did we mention he's only in 8th grade?

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Local High Schools Sweep State Knowledge Bowl Tourney

Updated: 05/17/2011 - Talk about a clean sweep -- three Grand Valley high schools took the top three spots at this year's State Knowledge Bowl Tournament. But each had to overcome a few hurdles to get there.

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11News Special Report: Homework Help

Updated: 05/09/2011 - When it's time to help the kids with their math homework these days it can feel more like helping them learn a foreign language. That's because there's a new way they are learning their times tables.

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D51 Athletic Fees Increasing

Updated: 04/20/2011 - As School District 51 works to close a projected $10 million budget hole, officials say they have no choice but to raise athletic fees.

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