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Amphi High School graduate to receive Diamondbacks scholarship

Amphi High School graduate to receive Diamondbacks scholarship

Kevin Nguyen is one of eight D-backs Helios Scholars. 

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TUSD kicks off school year short 125 teachers

TUSD kicks off school year short 125 teachers

A job fair Saturday only filled 20 open teaching positions. 

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Sunnyside appoints deputy superintendent

Sunnyside appoints deputy superintendent

Jan Vesely, will focus on curriculum and instruction and school improvement.

July 27, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Find free back-to-school vaccine clinics

Find free back-to-school vaccine clinics

The Pima County Health Department is offering extended hours at some clinics. 

July 27, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Chicanos Por La Causa awarded family literacy grant

Chicanos Por La Causa awarded family literacy grant

The $480,000 grant will fund a 2-year family literacy program. 

July 27, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

TUSD's early hiring efforts prove successful despite vacancies

TUSD's early hiring efforts prove successful despite vacancies

At this time last year, there were 227 open teaching positions.

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15 seek seats on Pima County school boards

15 seek seats on Pima County school boards

There are 36 open seats on the ballot for school board elections.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Back to School Fair offers free supplies, tips

Back to School Fair offers free supplies, tips

Tucson Police Foundation will hold the event Saturday at Park Place Mall.

July 24, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Grant helps Latino families navigate education, health systems

Grant helps Latino families navigate education, health systems

Helios Education Foundation awarded the $480,000 grant to Chicanos Por La Causa.

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7 prepping to run for Pima school boards

7 prepping to run for Pima school boards

The deadline to file is Aug. 6; Aug. 20 for write-ins. 

July 18, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Foundation to collect school supplies for needy children

Foundation to collect school supplies for needy children

School supplies, new clothing and shoes, and unopened hygiene products needed. 

July 18, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Vail teacher's licensing woes resolved with surprise donation

Vail teacher's licensing woes resolved with surprise donation

Oro Valley couple steps forward to help Empire High School chemistry teacher.

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TUSD communications director resigns

TUSD communications director resigns

Nearly three years in, director says she will pursue other opportunities. 

July 17, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

11 Tucson graduates earn National Merit scholarships

11 Tucson graduates earn National Merit scholarships

The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for undergraduate study.

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Three candidates running for Pima County school boards

Three candidates running for Pima County school boards

Two seek seats in Vail, one is after a seat in TUSD. 

July 11, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

2 Tucson youth recognized for their volunteer work

2 Tucson youth recognized for their volunteer work

They now qualify for the chance to receive $10,000 in scholarships.

July 11, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

TUSD board hires Grijalva's mother-in-law

TUSD board hires Grijalva's mother-in-law

Board was unaware of the connection prior to making the principal appointment.

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Filing period begins for school board elections

Filing period begins for school board elections

Only one candidate has filed for a seat on the TUSD Board. 

July 07, 2014 12:05 pmLoading…

Vail's Beyond Textbooks earns national praise

Vail's Beyond Textbooks earns national praise

Beyond Textbooks allows teachers to share lesson plans, resources and ideas.

July 03, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Free diploma completion program open to Tucson students

Free diploma completion program open to Tucson students

Graduation Solutions is a self-paced online program for high school dropouts.

July 03, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

TUSD set to name new Tucson High principal

TUSD set to name new Tucson High principal

TUSD will bring a name for Governing Board approval on July 8. 

June 30, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…

Foothills grad represents AZ at national science camp

Foothills grad represents AZ at national science camp

The camp will feature top scientists and professors from around the world.

June 27, 2014 2:16 pmLoading…

Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

The board voted 5-0 to pass a resolution ordering an override election.

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TUSD brings new administrators on board

TUSD brings new administrators on board

Two directors, a principal and a project manager were hired Tuesday night.

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Mexican American Studies teacher Acosta resigns from TUSD

Mexican American Studies teacher Acosta resigns from TUSD

Acosta developed Mexican American Studies literature classes before the program was dismantled.

June 23, 2014 2:15 pmLoading…

Enrollment open for new downtown Tucson school

Enrollment open for new downtown Tucson school

A new independent school in downtown Tucson is enrolling kindergartners through third-graders.

June 22, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Pima Vocational HS graduates 20 students

Pima Vocational HS graduates 20 students

Twenty-five students graduated from Pima Vocational High School Wednesday. 

June 22, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…

TUSD's 5-year plan nearing board vote

TUSD's 5-year plan nearing board vote

TUSD’s five-year strategic plan is nearing completion and board vote. 

June 22, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Tucsonan is People Magazine teaching award finalist

Tucsonan is People Magazine teaching award finalist

Tucson educator is finalist in the Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers campaign.

June 22, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…

25 graduate from Pima Vocational High School

25 graduate from Pima Vocational High School

The charter school serves dropouts and those at risk of dropping out. 

June 20, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…

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Ed Notes includes stories and related items from all Tucson-area school districts written by Arizona Daily Star reporters Alexis Huicochea and Jamar Younger.

Have an education-related topic you would like to see on the blog or suggestions? Email Alexis Huicochea at alexis@tucson.com and Jamar Younger at jyounger@tucson.com

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