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Aurora Central High School
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.
October 11, 2016
Here are the Colorado schools and districts most likely to face state intervention for poor performance
The Colorado schools are urban, rural, big and small, district-run and charters.
Failure to launch
May 17, 2016
Freeing failing schools from bureaucracy hasn’t worked as hoped. So why is Colorado still doing it?
The state's 2008 innovation law was considered an education reform policy win.
meet the new boss
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.
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 15, 2016
Meet the three students trying to reshape Aurora Central High
The students hope students, teachers and families can work together to foster relationships and boost student achievement at the Aurora high school.
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.
January 12, 2016
At Aurora’s struggling schools, teachers say they don’t know how to teach state standards
Among the recommendations to fix some of Aurora's most at-risk schools: Give more planning time to teachers and rethink how English language learners are taught.
in the zone
September 8, 2015
Aurora officials moves forward with innovation plans, school board cautions for consensus
The idea is the Aurora schools will work together to boost student achievement at some of the district’s lowest performing schools.
March 19, 2015
Aurora Central High students: we’re not a failing school
Three junior girls say the state should look beyond Aurora Central's test scores to see the true value of the school.
February 18, 2015
Aurora chief will propose changes for struggling Central high school
The district's goal: come up with a local solution that will better student outcomes before the state intervenes.
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