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Aurora Public Schools
October 11, 2019
We asked Aurora school board candidates about charters, the district’s leadership and more. Read their responses before you vote.
Five candidates are running to fill three seats on Aurora's seven-member school board.
September 27, 2019
As Colorado invests more in preschool, a gold-standard study shows benefits of full-day classes
A new study show literacy gains and other benefits for full-day preschoolers — timely findings given the surge of preschool investment in Colorado.
September 24, 2019
Deep breaths and ‘brain breaks’: How extra funds for mental health are transforming one Aurora school
Districtwide, Aurora has used new local tax money to hire more than 70 mental health staff members, including social workers, psychologists, and counselors.
September 17, 2019
Aurora school board approves superintendent contract extension
The district school board voted 5 to 2 Tuesday night to extend Superintendent Rico Munn’s contract.
September 12, 2019
State board forces Aurora district to reopen shuttered HOPE Online center
The State Board of Education once again overturned the Aurora decision to shut out HOPE Online, the multi-district online charter school.
September 3, 2019
Aurora school board supports superintendent’s contract renewal — ahead of schedule
Rico Munn’s contract ends at the end of the school year and does not need to be renewed yet, but board members are choosing to do so ahead of schedule and the election.
August 30, 2019
Five candidates set to run for a seat on the Aurora school board
The three open seats may not constitute a majority, but still have the power to change the board’s relationship with the district and the superintendent.
Updated August 30, 2019
Aurora school board to weigh superintendent’s contract renewal before election
The Aurora school board will hear public comment and discuss a proposed contract extension for superintendent Rico Munn on Tuesday Sept. 3.
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.
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