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Are homework deadlines "old school?"

Posted: 08/27/2010 - School today is ever evolving. No doubt, it's much different than even a decade ago, when strict deadlines dominated homework. However, District 51 is taking a more easy–going approach to assignments.

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Colorado students score lower on writing

Posted: 08/10/2010 - New statewide test scores show that Colorado students are struggling more with math than writing for the first time in at least five years.

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Free preschool spots going fast

Posted: 08/07/2010 - School District 51 is working to place youngsters in preschools across the Grand Valley. But with a growing need for the free service many kids may not get in.

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Opponents gear up for Race to the Top funding

Posted: 07/30/2010 - Colorado lawmakers and educators say they plan to fight a proposal by the State Board of Education to adopt new teaching standards on Monday to compete for “Race to the Top” education funding.

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AP Newsbreak: 18 states, DC named grant finalists

Updated: 07/27/2010 - Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race To The Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance to win a share of $3 billion.

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Colo. senate passes teacher tenure bill

Posted: 04/30/2010 - The Colorado Senate has passed legislation holding teachers and principals accountable for the performance of their students.

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