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Aurora Public Schools becomes latest Colorado district to pay its board members

The Aurora school district will pay future board members a stipend of up to $450 a month, the board decided on Tuesday.  Serving on a school board to help guide a district in creating policy, setting goals, and hiring superintendents has traditionally been a volunteer position in Colorado. Board members say that it requires a […]

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Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future. But districts need help paying for them.

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their last plumes of exhaust.  With increasing concerns about the harmful effects of school bus tailpipe emissions on both children’s health and the environment, […]

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Fourth teen charged with attempted murder in Aurora’s Hinkley High School shooting

AURORA — A fourth teenager has been charged with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded three students in the parking lot of a suburban Denver high school. The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office said Tuesday that the 17-year-old boy faces four counts of attempted first degree murder in addition to two assault counts and […]

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The need for preschool has never been greater — and never harder — for struggling Colorado families to get

By Carina Julig, The Sentinel On a cold morning in mid-November, a group of children were learning the days of the week inside a renovated bus parked in the Willow Park neighborhood of Aurora. The brightly-decorated bus is home to You Be You Early Learning’s preschool program, which began serving students in the subsidized-housing neighborhood […]

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Aurora students will have to stay on campus during lunch after recent shootings

AURORA — After recent shootings involving teens in Aurora, the public school system has decided students will have to stay on campus during lunch break at least for the next several weeks. All high schools in Aurora will have closed campuses beginning Monday and continuing at least through winter break, an Aurora Public Schools spokesperson […]

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Aurora Public Schools pays $5.5 million settlement in sex abuse case

AURORA — The Aurora public school district has agreed to settlements totaling $5.5 million for two former Rangeview High School students who were sexually assaulted by an employee, according to documents obtained by Sentinel Colorado. Aurora Public Schools does not admit guilt in the Aug. 19 settlements except for “the conduct of James Dolmas.” Dolmas […]