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Aurora Public Schools
November 3, 2015
Five things to watch on Election Day
Key issues to be decided in Tuesday's election include the Jefferson County recall, the makeup of Denver, Aurora and Douglas County school boards, and a Brighton bond.
On the trail
October 16, 2015
Aurora school board candidates, at forum, pitch few new ideas to improve schools
Few candidates were able to articulate any specific policy shift they would champion to reverse Aurora’s poor academic performance.
October 7, 2015
Coalition: Aurora could do more to improve chronically failing schools
“I hope this report helps the district,” an Aurora parent said. “I hope the district takes this seriously and does something. I really hope so.”
standing in the gap
October 1, 2015
Denver schools don’t have a lot of black teachers. Here are a few reasons why.
White students in Denver are 10 times more likely to be taught by a teacher of their own race than are either black or Latino students, records show.
September 28, 2015
Poll: Aurora voters support a tax increase even if the district isn’t doing enough to boost achievement
Like many school districts along the Front Range, Aurora has struggled in recent years with a growing at-risk student body.
September 16, 2015
At Aurora’s newest school, students taught life skills to become better learners and writers
Writing is hard. But at this new school in Aurora, students will be taught the social and emotional skills to over come pesky writer's block.
in the zone
September 8, 2015
Aurora officials moves forward with innovation plans, school board cautions for consensus
The idea is the Aurora schools will work together to boost student achievement at some of the district’s lowest performing 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.
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