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July 26, 2019
Taking a hit: Colorado school districts grapple with insuring against hail
Premiums are rising, deductibles are skyrocketing, and districts are having a harder time finding anyone willing to take on the risk of providing coverage.
How I Teach — Retirement Edition
July 23, 2019
‘If you love helping kids, do it!’ This retiring Colorado teacher has advice for the next generation
This Colorado teacher retired after 33 years because the endless demands of the job took a tool on her. Still, she says she'd do it all over again.
July 1, 2019
Elected as charter skeptics, Aurora school board members face a more complicated reality
More than a year and a half in, their record is mixed — an approval of two new charters, one denial, an attempted closure of one charter, and a renewal of another.
June 14, 2019
Aurora lists campuses that could become magnet schools, or could be ‘repurposed’
Out of 40 elementary and middle schools, Aurora has created a list of 22 schools that it would consider as boundary schools, and a list of 14 schools it could repurpose.
June 12, 2019
HOPE Online charter school shut out of Aurora
The Colorado State Board of Education terminated HOPE Online Learning Academy’s ability to serve nearly 400 Aurora students.
June 11, 2019
Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.
Aurora Public Schools, one of the state’s most diverse districts, had 1,551 refugee students enrolled during the 2018-19 school year.
June 5, 2019
Aurora district set to approve bigger budget, filled with more detail for the public
Aurora school budgets now include up to five times as many line items for how they’re spending, including for school nurses, administration, and physical education.
Updated May 31, 2019
Aurora teachers voting on agreement for a pay raise, while waiting for new salary model
Aurora voters overwhelmingly passed a local tax increase in November, in part to support a raise for teachers.
May 23, 2019
Aurora used drug-sniffing dogs 28 times at schools — and community is asking why
A high school student was tackled and handcuffed at an Aurora school last month after a drug-sniffing dog found marijuana edibles in his backpack.
May 15, 2019
The Aurora school district has a funding plan for the new $39 million DSST campus
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn assured the school board that the district will still not pay more than 50 percent of the building’s cost.
May 14, 2019
In about-face, Aurora board votes to keep Vega charter school open — but launches an investigation
The State Board of Education, in an appeal, asked Aurora reconsider the vote to close Vega, saying that closing the school was not in the best interest of students.
May 8, 2019
Wearily, Denver-area education officials reassure families in wake of latest school shooting
In what has become a grim ritual, districts across the Denver area moved Wednesday to reassure families that their children are safe in the wake…
April 11, 2019
State Board wants Aurora district to reconsider closing Vega charter school
The state board’s vote to remand the decision back to the Aurora school board was unanimous. The Aurora school board will have 30 days to reconsider.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
April 3, 2019
Aurora district not renewing agreement to allow Hope Online learning centers in its district
Pending an appeal, Aurora Hope Online learning centers may have to close after the school district decided not to renew their permission to operate in its boundaries.
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