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June 11, 2019
Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district to change how it verifies age.
Aurora Public Schools, one of the state’s most diverse districts, had 1,551 refugee students enrolled during the 2018-19 school year.
August 16, 2018
Test results can spell relief or gloom for state’s lowest performing schools and districts
Adams 14, Westminster and Aguilar school districts, along with some schools, must see test improvements soon.
July 24, 2018
In Aurora, a math teacher led the way to offer students a seal of biliteracy
Few districts have taken on the work to offer a seal of biliteracy after the state passed a law last year.
March 15, 2018
Slow progress, many challenges: How Colorado schools on improvement plans are doing
Only some of the schools, including Adams City High School, must show improvement this year.
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.
year in review
December 20, 2017
Aurora school district saw accountability, charter and budget changes in 2017
Here are some of the changes that topped the news from Aurora Public Schools this year with links to anything you might have missed.
November 3, 2017
Less is more: Aurora principals simplify their school improvement efforts
Five Aurora schools are working on more narrow goals this year as part of their improvement efforts and they're starting to see results.
September 27, 2017
In Aurora and Sheridan, differing visions of how school boards should represent
Aurora and Sheridan school districts have very different representation plans and each have faced their own challenges in making sure everyone is represented.
On the right track
August 17, 2017
Aurora state test results mostly moving in positive direction
Aurora schools showed improvements in growth and in the number of students meeting expectations on state tests, though they still have low numbers of proficiency.
collaboration not confrontation
July 13, 2017
Colorado shied from taking aggressive action to fix its lowest performing schools. Will it be enough?
At the urging of state Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, the board opted for a lighter approach at a dozen schools that failed to make the grade since 2010.
May 10, 2017
State Board finalizes path for Aurora Central, HOPE Online schools
The state board voted to finalize improvement plans for Aurora Central High School and HOPE Online charter schools, giving them until 2019 to earn higher state ratings.
April 12, 2017
Stay the course: Struggling Aurora Central will not face drastic state-ordered changes
Wednesday the Colorado State Board of Education directed staff to finalize a recommendation to allow Aurora Central High School to continue with their innovation plan.
staying the course
April 10, 2017
Why state education officials think Aurora Central’s latest reforms deserve more time
Aurora Central High School, facing state sanctions for low performance, could be allowed to continue work on reforms rolled out in the current school year.
Too much too fast?
Updated December 8, 2016
Key piece of Aurora Central High School’s reform plan not yet in place
Aurora Central High School has been working on changes from an innovation plan to improve the school, but the change to the school's learning model hasn't happened.
November 16, 2016
Adams 14 district seeks input to pick principal for low-performing high school
Among the three finalists for the principal job of Adams City High School is Mark Roberts, the former principal of Aurora Central High School.
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