Aurora Public Schools

School closures, leadership turnover, social studies debates, and more. Here’s a look at our top stories of the year.
The Aurora school board voted 4-3 this week to accept a transition plan. Rico Munn has led the district for more than 9 years.
Rico Munn was the 2019 Colorado superintendent of the year. He will transition to a “support role” in Aurora Public Schools starting in January.
Los líderes de los distritos de Denver, Jeffco y Aurora tuvieron en cuenta varios factores a la hora de decidir qué escuelas cerrar. Aquí veremos cómo cada distrito está manejando el cierre de escuelas.
As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
The Denver school board will vote on Nov. 17. The Jeffco school board will vote on Nov. 10.
Leaders hope the project will mint 335 new Colorado teachers over three years.
Aurora joined a handful of other districts where board members can soon receive pay.
Aurora leaders believe the raises may be some of the largest raises for school staff in the Denver metro area.
Hispanic students’ high school graduation rate rose nearly 20 percentage points over the last decade in Colorado, but the pandemic threatens to erode hard-won gains.
La tasa de graduación hispana en Colorado aumentó casi 20 puntos porcentuales en comparación con la década anterior, pero la pandemia amenaza con reducir los avances alcanzados con mucho esfuerzo.
A majority of the Aurora school board voted to close two elementary schools just two months after voting to keep them open.
Aurora principals are designing a magnet arts school with a focus on equity to open fall 2022.
The Aurora administration had proposed closing Sable and Paris elementary schools as part of a long- term facilities plan to address shrinking enrollment in many parts of the district.
Aurora spent five years crafting a long-term approach to declining enrollment. Parents still feel blindsided by school closure recommendations.
La junta escolar de Aurora retrasó una votación y decidió volver a hablar sobre las recomendaciones de cerrar las escuelas primarias París y Sable en su reunión del 22 de marzo.
Colorado schools have extra money for English learners, but not all districts are using the funds to do more for students.
School nurses in Aurora worry COVID rules don’t protect students enough
En Aurora, donde más de tres cuartas partes de los estudiantes de tercer grado tienen dificultades para leer y muchos de ellos están aprendiendo inglés, lo que está en juego es bastante importante.
Guillermina McLean fue reconocida como paraeducadora del año por la Asociación de Educación Bilingüe de Colorado.
Some Aurora interventionists and specialists are stepping in as substitute teachers, making it harder to work with students or coach teachers.
The Aurora school board president said the district is proud of the community and thanked students and staff, including school resource officers.
Aurora school board candidate top fundraiser, Anne Keke, plus all union-backed candidates have a lead in late Tuesday night returns.
Chalkbeat asked Aurora Public Schools board candidates for the 2021 election to answer nine questions about education. Read their answers in this voter guide.
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