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Aurora Public Schools
2 days ago
Aurora used drug-sniffing dogs 28 times at schools — and community is asking why
A high school student was tackled and handcuffed at an Aurora school last month after a drug-sniffing dog found marijuana edibles in his backpack.
May 15, 2019
The Aurora school district has a funding plan for the new $39 million DSST campus
Aurora Superintendent Rico Munn assured the school board that the district will still not pay more than 50 percent of the building’s cost.
May 14, 2019
In about-face, Aurora board votes to keep Vega charter school open — but launches an investigation
The State Board of Education, in an appeal, asked Aurora reconsider the vote to close Vega, saying that closing the school was not in the best interest of students.
May 8, 2019
Wearily, Denver-area education officials reassure families in wake of latest school shooting
In what has become a grim ritual, districts across the Denver area moved Wednesday to reassure families that their children are safe in the wake…
April 11, 2019
State Board wants Aurora district to reconsider closing Vega charter school
The state board’s vote to remand the decision back to the Aurora school board was unanimous. The Aurora school board will have 30 days to reconsider.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
April 3, 2019
Aurora district not renewing agreement to allow Hope Online learning centers in its district
Pending an appeal, Aurora Hope Online learning centers may have to close after the school district decided not to renew their permission to operate in its boundaries.
March 25, 2019
Aurora group proposes opening performing arts charter school
An Aurora performing arts nonprofit is applying to open a charter school that would focus on African-American and Latino art studies for 6th through 12th grade students.
March 20, 2019
In Aurora district, smaller schools and half-empty buildings have costs rising
Just two years ago, Aurora schools faced overcrowding, with almost all of them more than 90 percent full. Now the district is facing a different…
March 7, 2019
Court sides with Aurora district in challenge to school innovation plans
Aurora union leaders said they are still exploring their legal options.
March 5, 2019
Aurora school board renews troubled charter school for two years
The Vanguard renewal of its charter comes with several conditions and deadlines for it to make changes to correct conflict of interest and finance problems.
How I Lead
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…
February 20, 2019
Aurora school board considers whether to close or renew large charter school
The Aurora school board will make its decision on the renewal recommendation for Vanguard on March 5.
February 19, 2019
Aurora school board reverses course, accepts finding that district should have negotiated bonuses with union
When school board members first considered the arbitrator’s report last month, they declined to accept the findings, which were not binding.
February 19, 2019
Aurora school board votes to close new charter school, saying it failed students with special needs
Vega charter school leaders said they will appeal to the state the Aurora school board’s decision to close the school.
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