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finishing high school
Updated January 19, 2017
Colorado’s graduation rate hits six-year high, with both big spikes and declines in metro Denver
The state’s graduation gap between students of color and their white students also narrowed slightly.
January 18, 2017
State board increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals, prompting Colorado districts to rethink their role
Meeting records show that the state Board of Education is increasingly siding with charter schools on appeals that come to them for a hearing.
New school option
January 4, 2017
Mike Miles, former superintendent in Colorado and Dallas, opening charter school in northwest Aurora
Mike Miles and other educators are getting ready to open the Academy of Advanced Learning in Aurora this fall.
a second look
January 3, 2017
Two Colorado districts plan to ask state board to up their quality ratings to stave off sanctions
Aurora and Westminster public schools were the only districts that filed the necessary paperwork by Tuesday.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Changing city, changing suburbs: A look back at important demographic shifts in our schools
Rising housing costs are driving low-income families out of Denver -- and parts of Aurora, too.
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.
November 30, 2016
Fixes underway to remedy high lead levels in Denver, Jeffco and Cherry Creek school water
Three of Colorado's largest school districts are making plumbing fixes in some buildings to address high lead levels in school water.
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.
November 18, 2016
‘You’ve got to be able to talk about it.’ Getting beyond taunts and walkouts after Trump’s victory
Colorado educators say many students responded to the emotionally fraught presidential election outcome with civil conversations and honest questions.
November 8, 2016
Aurora voters largely supporting tax measure to build new schools
This story will be updated as election results start coming in. Early results show voters in Aurora largely supporting a measure to raise their property…
All about the green
November 3, 2016
What you need to know about marijuana tax money and Colorado schools
Your questions about Colorado pot money for schools answered including who gets any and what it's used for.
'oscars of teaching'
October 26, 2016
Surprise! Aurora third-grade teacher named winner of $25,000 Milken Educator Award
A third-grade teacher from Aurora's Elkhart Elementary School will get a $25,000 check as part of the Milken Educator Award.
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.
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