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Unofficial TCAP scores in, D51 shows reading improvement

Updated: 05/14/2012 - Preliminary and unofficial TCAP results for third grade reading were released on Wednesday. This was the first year of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or TCAP, after replacing the Colorado State Assessment Program.

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One D51 school fights against budget cuts, harsh economy for students

Updated: 05/14/2012 - Schools in the Grand Valley are feeling the stresses of budget cuts. Whether it's a cut in copies or letting staff members go, it seems everyone is being affected in some way or another. Schools are working around these budget cuts, but one school is fighting against even greater challenges.

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Parents, businesses plan for upcoming graduations

Updated: 05/14/2012 - Mesa County graduations are right around the corner, with Colorado Mesa University kicking off the celebrations this Saturday. It's a busy time for families, but an even busier time for some businesses.

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Motivation speaker talks car safety, respect with FMHS

Updated: 05/14/2012 - He's a poet who lives every day without more than 80 percent of his short-term memory, And he's faced adversity many of us have never endured. KKCO 11 News spoke with this motivational speaker who ended his Colorado high school tour in Fruita on Friday.

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UPDATE: Dozens of kids still sick at OMMS

Updated: 03/26/2012 - School District 51 says there are about 40 students out sick from Orchard Mesa Middle School. That number is drastically down from the more than 100 kids who were out last Friday.

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School District 51, grocery chains eliminating pink slime

Updated: 03/22/2012 - Consumers across the country aren't shy about their thoughts on pink slime. They want the controversial meat filler off store shelves and away from student lunches. It seems many businesses are starting to pull pink slime products from their stores, and the school district is looking to do the same.

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GJHS wins media day 2012

Updated: 03/08/2012 - Hard work is paying off for the future journalists at Grand Junction High School. The school was just one of several to be recognized at Colorado Mesa University’s “Media Day.”

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Students prepare for state assessment, TCAP replaces CSAP

Updated: 03/05/2012 - TCAP, or Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests, replaced the CSAP (Colorado State Assessment Program) tests this year. These new state assessments are only temporary before the new standardized tests are introduced, but officials say it's important students and parents still take them seriously.

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Special Report: iPads engage students' learning in Rifle

Updated: 03/05/2012 - Rifle Middle School introduced iPads to fifth graders this year. The school district is waiting to see if the use of the technology will show a positive reflection on test scores, but there's no question these students are more engaged in their learning.

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Final Community School Budget Meeting

Updated: 02/23/2012 - More than 220 people showed up to offer their opinions on how the school could meet next year’s budget shortfall.

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Study reveals correlation between exercise and good grades

Updated: 01/25/2012 - A new study shows being active can improve our physical health as well as our mental health. The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reported there may be a correlation between children who exercise and their grades.

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Charter schools see enrollment increase across state, nation

Updated: 12/13/2011 - Thirteen new charter schools opened to students this year in Colorado. While the increase is a trend across the nation, charter school or not, schools in the Grand Valley have the same goals for students.

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