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Aurora Public Schools
aint over til its over
May 11, 2016
State board approves Aurora school redesigns, but Aurora Central isn’t off the hook
The meeting also set up a new debate about how the state will address dozens of failing Colorado schools that have reached the end of the state’s accountability timeline.
meet the new boss
April 25, 2016
Interim principal tapped to lead Aurora Central on permanent basis
Before taking over Aurora Central on an interim basis last this fall, De la Garza previously spent nine years as principal at North Middle School.
last piece of the puzzle
April 20, 2016
Aurora school board OKs overhaul for fifth school
Pending expected approval by the State Board of Education next month, Aurora West will join four other schools in Aurora to form the district’s first “innovation zone.”
stuck in the middle
April 18, 2016
Can Aurora boost its lackluster graduation rate by improving its middle schools?
The stakes are high: A failure to engage students in the sixth and seventh grades often leads to more dropouts in high schools, research shows.
A new wrinkle
April 6, 2016
Struggling Aurora elementary school may be turned over to a charter network
Superintendent Rico Munn told his school board that APS officials had done all they could to improve the school and it was time to look outside the district.
March 23, 2016
Why choosing the right principal is so crucial for Aurora Central’s future
The new Aurora Central principal will be tasked with navigating uncharted territory in the state’s fifth largest school district.
mind the gap
Updated March 29, 2016
Denver and Aurora achievement gaps among nation’s widest, index finds
Both Denver and Aurora public schools were recognized for narrowing achievement gaps by one measure.
March 15, 2016
Aurora school board OKs overhaul at three at-risk schools
The Aurora school board has also scheduled a special meeting for March 22 to vote on the Aurora Central plan.
Seal of approval
March 9, 2016
After some doubt, teachers and staff at Aurora Central approve overhaul plan
The plan to reboot Aurora Central High must still be approved by the school board and State Board of Education.
March 2, 2016
To help more students graduate on time, this Aurora high school is staying open late
Hinkley High's on-time graduation rate is 60 percent. It's new night school aims to improve those numbers.
February 26, 2016
Teachers at three struggling Aurora schools approve redesign plans
Teachers at a fourth, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, rejected a similar plan.
February 23, 2016
Teachers at four Aurora schools will vote on redesign plans this week
Aurora Central teachers, needing time to understand changes, will vote in March.
February 15, 2016
Meet the three students trying to reshape Aurora Central High
The students hope students, teachers and families can work together to foster relationships and boost student achievement at the Aurora high school.
February 5, 2016
The plan to revitalize Aurora’s schools: Longer days, new curriculum and more teacher training
Teachers at Aurora Central High School would also forfeit tenure and work under one-year contracts.
February 2, 2016
Munn poised to lead Aurora schools for two more years
Extending Munn’s contract, which expires this summer, would signal that the board broadly approves of Munn’s efforts to improve Aurora’s poor academic performance.
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