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April 25, 2016
Interim principal tapped to lead Aurora Central on permanent basis
Before taking over Aurora Central on an interim basis last this fall, De la Garza previously spent nine years as principal at North Middle School.
last piece of the puzzle
April 20, 2016
Aurora school board OKs overhaul for fifth school
Pending expected approval by the State Board of Education next month, Aurora West will join four other schools in Aurora to form the district’s first “innovation zone.”
A new wrinkle
April 6, 2016
Struggling Aurora elementary school may be turned over to a charter network
Superintendent Rico Munn told his school board that APS officials had done all they could to improve the school and it was time to look outside the district.
Seal of approval
March 9, 2016
After some doubt, teachers and staff at Aurora Central approve overhaul plan
The plan to reboot Aurora Central High must still be approved by the school board and State Board of Education.
February 26, 2016
Teachers at three struggling Aurora schools approve redesign plans
Teachers at a fourth, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, rejected a similar plan.
February 23, 2016
Teachers at four Aurora schools will vote on redesign plans this week
Aurora Central teachers, needing time to understand changes, will vote in March.
February 5, 2016
The plan to revitalize Aurora’s schools: Longer days, new curriculum and more teacher training
Teachers at Aurora Central High School would also forfeit tenure and work under one-year contracts.
February 2, 2016
Munn poised to lead Aurora schools for two more years
Extending Munn’s contract, which expires this summer, would signal that the board broadly approves of Munn’s efforts to improve Aurora’s poor academic performance.
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.
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.
E pluribus unum
January 21, 2015
Students to lead the way in Aurora while accountability clock ticks
The suburban school district's new plan calls for every student to have an academic plan, develop a set of skills, and earn credentials toward their college or career.
November 19, 2013
Superintendents ponder the path forward
State policymakers got a message Tuesday from some key Colorado superintendents – time and flexibility are needed to effectively implement education reform programs.
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