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Aurora Public Schools
Two for one
March 29, 2017
DSST doesn’t want to open a new school in Aurora. The charter network wants to open two.
DSST submitted a charter application this month to open two new schools in Aurora. The application was deemed complete and accepted this week.
March 22, 2017
New report bemoans state of education in Aurora, but superintendent begs to differ
A follow-up to a report published in 2015 criticizing Aurora Public Schools, states not much is changing fast enough. The superintendent, Rico Munn, disagreed.
Questions of fairness
December 7, 2016
Aurora school board raises red flags about bringing DSST charter to district, but signs off on continuing negotiations
The school board for Aurora Public Schools discussed concerns including about the process of singling out one charter to invite into a partnership for a building.
Too much too fast?
Updated December 8, 2016
Key piece of Aurora Central High School’s reform plan not yet in place
Aurora Central High School has been working on changes from an innovation plan to improve the school, but the change to the school's learning model hasn't happened.
up to standards
November 22, 2016
Aurora Public Schools hopes a new curriculum — plus a new way of thinking — will equal better math students
Twenty-eight teachers in Aurora are piloting new math curriculum that is expected to better align with state standards and improve understanding of math content.
October 25, 2016
Meet Lamont Browne, the man overseeing Aurora Public Schools’ boldest reforms yet
Aurora Public Schools hired Lamont Browne, a former charter school director, to lead the district's efforts with charter schools and the district's innovation zone.
October 6, 2016
Aurora’s shrinking enrollment: District blames gentrification, prepares to cut budget
Aurora schools have not enrolled as many students as expected this year and officials are blaming rising housing costs and gentrification.
October 5, 2016
More Aurora schools slip onto the state’s academic watch list
Aurora officials presented preliminary state ratings to the board, showing six schools are off the watch list for poor performance, while others were added to the list.
State test growth results
September 21, 2016
Long-struggling Aurora middle school shows gains, offering hope for broader district plan
Boston K-8 is part of Aurora's innovation zone, a strategy to improve low performing schools.
August 18, 2016
Denver’s largest charter school network, DSST, eyes expansion to Aurora
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn is proposing that the DSST charter network open a new school for grades six through 12 in northwest Aurora.
June 27, 2016
The Aurora school district couldn’t save this elementary school. Now a charter network gets a chance.
The Rocky Mountain Prep charter school network will begin operating a preschool at Fletcher this fall.
June 22, 2016
Aurora school board approves charter school being eyed as replacement for struggling elementary
The seven-member board voted 4-3 to approve Rocky Mountain Prep’s charter application.
June 21, 2016
Principal tasked with improving — and closing — Aurora elementary school: I have to give teachers hope
Jill Lliteras, a district veteran, has been charged with improving and closing a struggling Aurora elementary school to be handed over to a charter school network.
June 1, 2016
Why Aurora’s superintendent wants to close HOPE Online’s campuses in his district
Munn’s proposal raises a decade-old question in Colorado and around the nation about the quality of instruction that online schools provide.
Failure to launch
May 17, 2016
Freeing failing schools from bureaucracy hasn’t worked as hoped. So why is Colorado still doing it?
The state's 2008 innovation law was considered an education reform policy win.
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