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Aurora Public Schools
February 6, 2019
Aurora school board approves plan to hire external managers to help improve two schools
If the state approves Aurora’s plan, the district will hire the two external managers, MGT Consulting for North, and Communities in Schools for Gateway.
January 25, 2019
Teacher bonuses should have been negotiated, according to Aurora’s union and an arbitrator
The Aurora school board this week chose not to uphold the finding, but did ask that the district negotiate with the union any future “long-term incentive program.”
January 24, 2019
Aurora is proposing to hire an external manager for two struggling schools
Aurora Public Schools would be the first in Colorado to take advantage of a new state law allowing schools and districts to request accountability hearings early.
Class of 2018
January 16, 2019
Some Colorado schools see big gains in grad rates. Find yours in our searchable database.
Colorado's four-year graduation rate once again inched higher, and gaps between the graduation rate of white students and students of color again decreased.
December 19, 2018
Aurora now has drafts for long-term plans that would affect school closure, and charter school relations
Aurora is looking at options for long term facility plans guided by educational priorities.
December 7, 2018
To find gifted students amid the district’s diversity, Aurora looks beyond math and English
The Aurora district has started testing more students and is looking at new identification methods, including for talented students in non-academic areas.
Updated November 6, 2018
Voters approve Aurora school district tax measure with significant support
In Aurora, voters are deciding on 5A, a local school tax measure that would pay for teacher raises and after school programs among other things.
November 1, 2018
Aurora’s Rico Munn honored as Colorado Superintendent of the Year
Under Rico Munn's leadership, Aurora Public Schools raised its state ratings and reduced suspensions and expulsions.
October 30, 2018
Why two Aurora mothers are campaigning for their school district’s tax request
If Aurora voters approve a $35 million tax request, district officials said one priority will be funding after-school programs.
October 25, 2018
What you need to know as you vote on Colorado school tax requests
Aurora, Westminster, Adams 12, and other districts are asking voters to raise local taxes for schools, in addition to Amendment 73, the statewide measure for education.
October 3, 2018
Aurora school board commits to new goal to create a culture of collaboration in the district
The new goal is a result of board concerns over teacher surveys showing a lack of trust and communication.
September 28, 2018
Aurora charter’s secret to top scores: ‘We try to make being nerdy cool’
Vega Collegiate Academy had the state's highest math growth scores this year.
September 19, 2018
Aurora is rolling out new curriculum to catch up with how teachers teach writing
Aurora discovered that about 40 percent of its third-through-eighth-graders earned zero points on certain writing sections of the state test.
September 6, 2018
Shrinking here, expanding there, Aurora district wants to hear your thoughts on how to handle growing pains
The Aurora district launched an online survey and is hosting public meetings to talk about the future of schools.
August 29, 2018
Aurora school introduces out-of-the-box redesign with more electives, more teacher collaboration
The Aurora district has worked with School by Design to try to raise school achievement without increasing spending.
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