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Aurora Public Schools
1 day ago
Aurora school board considers whether to close or renew large charter school
The Aurora school board will make its decision on the renewal recommendation for Vanguard on March 5.
2 days ago
Aurora school board reverses course, accepts finding that district should have negotiated bonuses with union
When school board members first considered the arbitrator’s report last month, they declined to accept the findings, which were not binding.
2 days ago
Aurora school board votes to close new charter school, saying it failed students with special needs
Vega charter school leaders said they will appeal to the state the Aurora school board’s decision to close the school.
February 15, 2019
Aurora school district numbers shows some positive results from hard-to-staff bonus
But only 33 percent of new teachers coming into the district for the hard-to-staff positions said the bonus made an impact on their decision.
February 6, 2019
Aurora seeks to close charter school, saying it is failing special needs students
Aurora's school board is expected to vote on Vega’s fate at their next meeting, on Feb. 19.
February 6, 2019
Aurora school board approves plan to hire external managers to help improve two schools
If the state approves Aurora’s plan, the district will hire the two external managers, MGT Consulting for North, and Communities in Schools for Gateway.
January 25, 2019
Teacher bonuses should have been negotiated, according to Aurora’s union and an arbitrator
The Aurora school board this week chose not to uphold the finding, but did ask that the district negotiate with the union any future “long-term incentive program.”
January 24, 2019
Aurora is proposing to hire an external manager for two struggling schools
Aurora Public Schools would be the first in Colorado to take advantage of a new state law allowing schools and districts to request accountability hearings early.
December 19, 2018
Aurora now has drafts for long-term plans that would affect school closure, and charter school relations
Aurora is looking at options for long term facility plans guided by educational priorities.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
November 1, 2018
Aurora’s Rico Munn honored as Colorado Superintendent of the Year
Under Rico Munn's leadership, Aurora Public Schools raised its state ratings and reduced suspensions and expulsions.
October 30, 2018
Why two Aurora mothers are campaigning for their school district’s tax request
If Aurora voters approve a $35 million tax request, district officials said one priority will be funding after-school programs.
October 3, 2018
Aurora school board commits to new goal to create a culture of collaboration in the district
The new goal is a result of board concerns over teacher surveys showing a lack of trust and communication.
September 28, 2018
Aurora charter’s secret to top scores: ‘We try to make being nerdy cool’
Vega Collegiate Academy had the state's highest math growth scores this year.
September 19, 2018
Aurora is rolling out new curriculum to catch up with how teachers teach writing
Aurora discovered that about 40 percent of its third-through-eighth-graders earned zero points on certain writing sections of the state test.
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