Chalkbeat: Aurora’s principal training could get a boost to send 11 more schools through university program

Sable Elementary is one of 14 APS schools where leaders have participated in school turnaround training with the University of Virginia.

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"School district leaders in Aurora are proposing to spend almost half a million dollars next school year to train more principals in leadership skills that have helped some of the district’s low-performing schools improve.

After a $1.6 million experiment with three leadership programs — of which more than half was covered by grant money — district administrators have recommended one, the University of Virginia’s School Turnaround Program.

Of 14 schools that participated in the university program in the last three years, all but three earned satisfactory state ratings this year, and those three schools had only started the program this school year. Of the schools that started the program earlier, and that were already rated low and at risk of state intervention, all of them earned higher ratings."