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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.
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February 22, 2019
This Colorado superintendent ran into critics at a fast food restaurant. Here’s how he handled it.
Here, in a Q&A series we call “How I Lead,” we feature school and district leaders who have been recognized for their work. You can…
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.
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 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.
June 20, 2018
Aurora superintendent is getting a bonus following the district’s improved state ratings
Superintendent Rico Munn said Wednesday he is donating the bonus.
April 25, 2018
Language in contract for Aurora teachers changed conversations about walkouts
Aurora teachers have a cap on how many can take leave on any given day, which presented a challenge for this week's walk outs.
April 17, 2018
In renewing superintendent’s contract, Aurora board president says he didn’t run to ‘fire Rico’
The board had allowed a draft contract to proceed on first reading, but Tuesday was the first time they talked about it, just before their final vote.
April 13, 2018
Rico Munn’s inner circle: Meet the team leading Aurora’s district improvements
A final vote on Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn's contract extension is expected Tuesday.
April 7, 2018
What’s next for Colorado schools ‘on the clock’? This bill would show the way
Colorado's school accountability law is silent about what should happen if students still aren’t learning in the years following state intervention.
April 4, 2018
Aurora school board moves forward with two year extension for superintendent’s contract
The Aurora school board did not discuss the contract extension Tuesday but will vote at the next meeting.
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.
October 26, 2017
One guarantee in Aurora’s school board election: Change is on the way
The school board race in Aurora Public Schools is seeing new voices, new issues and new money, as the direction of the district is on the line.
September 22, 2017
Aurora Public Schools’ principals more racially diverse this year, but district still lagging behind
Educator diversity hasn't increased much in Aurora, but small increases have been made in the number of principals of color leading Aurora schools.
August 30, 2017
Aurora Public Schools improves enough to dodge state action, mixed results elsewhere in new preliminary state ratings
Colorado released preliminary school and district ratings Wednesday showing some low-performing districts such as Aurora and Adams 14 improving.
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