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Aurora Public Schools
Updated November 8, 2017
Aurora’s union-backed school board slate prevails, putting district on uncertain path
Tuesday's election results in Aurora will have a big impact on the school board of Aurora Public Schools.
November 3, 2017
Less is more: Aurora principals simplify their school improvement efforts
Five Aurora schools are working on more narrow goals this year as part of their improvement efforts and they're starting to see results.
October 26, 2017
One guarantee in Aurora’s school board election: Change is on the way
The school board race in Aurora Public Schools is seeing new voices, new issues and new money, as the direction of the district is on the line.
October 25, 2017
Aurora school district looking at enrollment challenges, sees need for new plan
Aurora Public Schools will gather input to draft a strategic plan to guide the district as it deals with different enrollment and building capacity issues in the future.
August 22, 2017
How five Aurora schools in an “innovation zone” are making budget decisions to meet their own needs
Five schools in northwest Aurora in the district's innovation zone have a redesigned budget specific to their needs as they start a second year of innovation.
On the right track
August 17, 2017
Aurora state test results mostly moving in positive direction
Aurora schools showed improvements in growth and in the number of students meeting expectations on state tests, though they still have low numbers of proficiency.
August 14, 2017
New online map puts Aurora school information in one place
Aurora Public Schools launched a map on their website that points families to various information about each school they click on.
searching for leaders
August 9, 2017
How an Aurora high school in an “innovation zone” took a new approach to hiring a principal
Aurora West College Preparatory Academy got a new principal this year, and students, parents, teachers and staff members helped find her.
Lease for scholarships
July 6, 2017
Aurora Public Schools, CSU online degree program hammering out details of new partnership
Seven months after voters backed the project as part of a $300 million bond package, Aurora Public Schools and Colorado State University are negotiating terms…
A new responsibility
June 23, 2017
In first for Aurora, charter school to run center for special education students
Rocky Mountain Prep, the charter taking over Fletcher Community School, will operate the school's program for students with autism when the transition is complete.
June 20, 2017
Aurora school board votes to approve DSST charter schools
The school board for Aurora Public Schools voted Tuesday night to allow DSST to open schools in Aurora.
June 7, 2017
DSST charter network would open four new schools in Aurora under staff recommendation
The two proposed DSST 6-12 campuses for Aurora got a green light Tuesday night as the district recommended the board approve the charter applications.
April 12, 2017
Stay the course: Struggling Aurora Central will not face drastic state-ordered changes
Wednesday the Colorado State Board of Education directed staff to finalize a recommendation to allow Aurora Central High School to continue with their innovation plan.
staying the course
April 10, 2017
Why state education officials think Aurora Central’s latest reforms deserve more time
Aurora Central High School, facing state sanctions for low performance, could be allowed to continue work on reforms rolled out in the current school year.
April 5, 2017
Aurora district considering consequences for low-performing charter schools
Aurora Public Schools is drafting a policy to address how to assess charter school performance and how to tie consequences to those schools that don't meet expectations.
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