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Aurora Public Schools
April 3, 2018
7 things to know about how Colorado schools punish their youngest students
As educators debate harsh school discipline nationwide, here's a look at which Colorado districts are suspending young children at the highest rates.
Q & A
March 30, 2018
Meet Aurora’s new chief academic officer, whose plans include more training for principals
Andre Wright was previously one of the district's learning community directors overseeing 10 schools.
March 28, 2018
To close persistent disparities in discipline, some Aurora teachers are confronting racial bias
The most focused work on the issue is led at 13 Aurora schools and paid for by the Denver Foundation.
March 21, 2018
Aurora’s superintendent will get a contract extension
The Aurora school board president made the announcement Tuesday. Details of the offer aren't yet available.
March 9, 2018
Struggling Aurora elementary must decide next steps on recommendations
The joint steering committee presented recommendations to the Aurora school board this week.
Give and take
February 26, 2018
Aurora district may start sharing local dollars with charters a year early, in exchange for higher fees
The plan would help the district comply with last year's law requiring districts share their local tax increases.
February 23, 2018
Aurora budget talks devolve into charter school spat
Things turned when the discussion morphed into speculations about Aurora's interest in charters.
February 22, 2018
House call: One struggling Aurora high school has moved parent-teacher conferences to family homes
Aurora Central High School has logged more than 400 home visits with parents this year.
intent to apply
February 14, 2018
Five groups may present charter applications this year to open in Aurora
Last year Aurora Public Schools only considered one charter school application. This year there could be five.
How I Help
February 14, 2018
Pushing past assumptions: For this Colorado school psychologist, a language difference is not a disability
A Colorado school psychologist talks about how she distinguishes between a language difference and a disability, and how she reached a student tired of testing.
February 12, 2018
Aurora superintendent says no to charter school locating near marijuana shop
The site Vega Collegiate Academy picked to relocate to would be about 300 feet from a Starbuds dispensary in Aurora.
February 8, 2018
Report: Districts can do more to give black and Hispanic students access to college courses
The group's recommendations and a bill lawmakers are considering both seek to increase awareness of concurrent enrollment courses for high school students.
February 6, 2018
Aurora school board rejects superintendent’s proposal in first big decision on school turnaround
The school board for Aurora Public Schools rejected the superintendent's recommendation for a turnaround plan at Lyn Knoll Elementary.
February 2, 2018
New site announced for first Aurora DSST charter school
DSST's first Aurora school will now be located on the Fitzsimons campus, not next to Fletcher Community School.
Lost in Translation
January 29, 2018
Aurora parents who need translation services describe tears, missed connections, and a bureaucratic tangle
Parents in Aurora Public Schools are asking district officials to make changes that will make it easier for them to access translation and interpretation services.
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