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Aurora Public Schools
April 3, 2019
Aurora district not renewing agreement to allow Hope Online learning centers in its district
Pending an appeal, Aurora Hope Online learning centers may have to close after the school district decided not to renew their permission to operate in its boundaries.
March 25, 2019
Aurora group proposes opening performing arts charter school
An Aurora performing arts nonprofit is applying to open a charter school that would focus on African-American and Latino art studies for 6th through 12th grade students.
March 20, 2019
In Aurora district, smaller schools and half-empty buildings have costs rising
Just two years ago, Aurora schools faced overcrowding, with almost all of them more than 90 percent full. Now the district is facing a different…
March 7, 2019
Court sides with Aurora district in challenge to school innovation plans
Aurora union leaders said they are still exploring their legal options.
March 5, 2019
Aurora school board renews troubled charter school for two years
The Vanguard renewal of its charter comes with several conditions and deadlines for it to make changes to correct conflict of interest and finance problems.
February 20, 2019
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.
February 19, 2019
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.
February 19, 2019
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.
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