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Three climbers prepare to rappel from the top of the 450-foot Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument. Fall is a busy time for climbers in western Colorado and eastern Utah.


Three climbers prepare to rappel from the top of the 450-foot Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument. Fall is a busy time for climbers in western Colorado and eastern Utah.

School district to debut new gifted concept

A few District 51 elementary schools are set to pilot a system next fall that specializes learning for advanced students through so-called cluster grouping. The educational concept recommends placing a handful of gifted and talented students in a classroom of peers with varying academic abilities. A teacher trained in instructional differentiation leads the class and adapts lessons to work at each students’ ability level, accelerating the work for the gifted students.


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