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Aurora Public Schools
Give and take
February 26, 2018
Aurora district may start sharing local dollars with charters a year early, in exchange for higher fees
The plan would help the district comply with last year's law requiring districts share their local tax increases.
February 23, 2018
Aurora budget talks devolve into charter school spat
Things turned when the discussion morphed into speculations about Aurora's interest in charters.
February 22, 2018
House call: One struggling Aurora high school has moved parent-teacher conferences to family homes
Aurora Central High School has logged more than 400 home visits with parents this year.
intent to apply
February 14, 2018
Five groups may present charter applications this year to open in Aurora
Last year Aurora Public Schools only considered one charter school application. This year there could be five.
February 12, 2018
Aurora superintendent says no to charter school locating near marijuana shop
The site Vega Collegiate Academy picked to relocate to would be about 300 feet from a Starbuds dispensary in Aurora.
February 6, 2018
Aurora school board rejects superintendent’s proposal in first big decision on school turnaround
The school board for Aurora Public Schools rejected the superintendent's recommendation for a turnaround plan at Lyn Knoll Elementary.
February 2, 2018
New site announced for first Aurora DSST charter school
DSST's first Aurora school will now be located on the Fitzsimons campus, not next to Fletcher Community School.
Lost in Translation
January 29, 2018
Aurora parents who need translation services describe tears, missed connections, and a bureaucratic tangle
Parents in Aurora Public Schools are asking district officials to make changes that will make it easier for them to access translation and interpretation services.
January 19, 2018
Aurora recommends interventions in one elementary school, while another gets more time
Aurora Public School officials will recommend a turnaround plan for Lynn Knoll Elementary to hire an outside management company.
Aurora school district has more money than expected this year
Aurora Public Schools officials plan to use the one-time unexpected money for curriculum, to increase reserves, and to pay for a teacher pay raise among other things.
year in review
December 20, 2017
Aurora school district saw accountability, charter and budget changes in 2017
Here are some of the changes that topped the news from Aurora Public Schools this year with links to anything you might have missed.
December 14, 2017
Struggling Aurora elementary school gets creative to improve — but bigger changes may be coming
Aurora Public Schools may recommend intervention plans as soon as next month for the district's lowest performing schools including Paris Elementary.
making it official
November 28, 2017
New Aurora school board members sworn in, take over leadership positions
Aurora Public Schools has a new board after the four people elected earlier this month were sworn in on Tuesday.
terms of the deal
November 14, 2017
Aurora school board approves contract for district’s first DSST campus
The school board for Aurora Public Schools approved the contract for the first DSST campus outside of Denver.
Updated November 9, 2017
Union-backed candidates prevail in Aurora — and all sides downplay prospect of big immediate change
Aurora Public Schools may see changes with the result of Tuesday's school board election, but for now officials say they're not concerned and will work together.
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