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Aurora Public Schools
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.
Highs and lows
August 27, 2018
Some Colorado schools brace for state intervention, while others cheer their progress
The next few years will serve as an ongoing test of how well this system of carrots and sticks works to help long-struggling districts.
August 24, 2018
Higher teacher pay and more school safety are up for a vote with November tax requests
Voters will have to decide on a statewide tax proposal, and in several communities, also on local measures.
August 24, 2018
Aurora to build $8 million building, swapping for college tuition discounts
The Aurora school board approved the lease for the deal with CSU-Global.
August 15, 2018
To close or evolve? As teen birth rates drop, school programs for teen parents face a new landscape
With record-low teen birth rates in Colorado, some school districts are downsizing or closing their teen parent programs. Others have worked to adapt to the times.
August 13, 2018
Aurora board to consider placing school tax hike on November ballot
The proposed tax hike is expected to generate $35 million for the district in 2019.
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