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Aurora Public Schools
Pay Day! May Day!
September 2, 2015
Aurora school board to Munn: Work with union to pay teachers at struggling elementary school
Aurora school board president JulieMarie Shepherd was the lone board member to stick by Superintendent Rico Munn.
August 31, 2015
Aurora’s school board will decide whether teachers at one school can be paid more than others
Paris Elementary School has suffered from some of the district’s highest teacher churn rates during the last five years.
July 28, 2015
Homework for preschoolers? Aurora parents make the case
Last spring, a group of Aurora parents banded together to make a surprising request. They wanted homework for their preschoolers. District officials have agreed to put out a homework calendar and establish a new homework policy.
Questions and Answers
July 24, 2015
Aurora Central’s new principal: ‘I want to help this community’
Gerardo De La Garza replaces Mark Roberts as principal at Aurora Central High School, one of Colorado's lowest performing high schools.
July 1, 2015
Game-based learning give students a challenge outside of textbooks
Game-based learning might soon make its most substantial debut in Colorado in the fall of 2016 as the basis of a new school in the Aurora Public Schools system.
Turn in your badge
June 22, 2015
Digital “merit badges” coming to Aurora Public Schools
Charles Dukes, the director of Postsecondary Workforce Readiness for APS, and APS Director of Educational Technology Kevin Riebau explain how "digital badging" works.
June 17, 2015
Struggling Aurora Central High will have new leader next fall
The next leader at Aurora Central High School will be one of 11 new principals in the district next year.
June 10, 2015
Aurora’s school improvement plan earns blessing from state board, with some reservations
The board gave the suburban school district the preliminary OK to create what is known as as innovation zone on a 5-2 vote.
The central issue
June 8, 2015
In letters to state board, Aurora Central students say their school needs to stay open
Letters from 34 English language learners from Aurora Central High give the state board an unfiltered look at the school.
this is the beginning
June 3, 2015
Aurora school board OKs Munn’s innovation zone
The board made clear that if Munn doesn't secure support of community, he'll need to go back to the drawing board.
The central issue
May 30, 2015
Aurora Central parents: Make our school better now
More than 100 parents, students, alumni, and teachers, filled Aurora Central's cafeteria for a two hour meeting to voice frustrations and hopes for the school.
The central issue
May 29, 2015
Most want to improve Aurora Central High School, but not everyone agrees how
The Aurora Central High School community will meet Saturday to discuss a plan to improve the school. It has been labeled as failing for five years.
meeting of the minds
May 6, 2015
Aurora school board met illegally with Gates Foundation, charters
And now Aurora Public Schools is reviewing how it coordinates nontraditional board meetings.
April 3, 2015
Building reading fluency goal of United Way program
A program by the Mile High United Way that works with students to build reading fluency in early grades is showing early success.
Financing with a twist
April 1, 2015
More groups explore how Pay For Success financing can help kids
After bursting onto the national scene a few years ago, Pay For Success financing is gaining traction among Colorado school districts and early childhood organizations. Three Colorado groups are currently investigating the model as a way to improve outcomes from children and youth.
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