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2 Tucson teachers up for STEM Superhero Award

2 Tucson teachers up for STEM Superhero Award

The teachers represent Legacy Traditional Schools and Marana Middle School. 

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Chinese educators visit TUSD for fine arts lesson

Chinese educators visit TUSD for fine arts lesson

The Chinese educators will observe how fine arts are integrated into curriculum.

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TUSD prepping for Ebola "just in case"

TUSD prepping for Ebola "just in case"

TUSD health staff members are being trained to ask specific screening questions.

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Department of Justice joins TUSD in SRO fight

Department of Justice joins TUSD in SRO fight

TUSD will not revisit the SRO issue until the City makes a move. 

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TUSD Governing Board candidate forum tonight

TUSD Governing Board candidate forum tonight

TUSD Governing Board candidates to take community questions at forum tonight.

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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TUSD's Davidson gets new principal

TUSD's Davidson gets new principal

The principal appointed will be coming to Tucson from Oregon. 

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Fundraiser to benefit Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation

Fundraiser to benefit Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation

Event will feature music, organizations, school clubs and sports teams, and food. 

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TUSD meeting to address solar panel plans

TUSD meeting to address solar panel plans

Discussion will include overview of the project, benefits, and school design plans.

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Vail educator up for Teacher of the Year

Vail educator up for Teacher of the Year

The Andrada Polytechnic High teacher is one of five in the running.

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TUSD, Pima host Parent University event

TUSD, Pima host Parent University event

The event will inform K-12 students, parents about pathways to college.

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Dept. of Education awards grants to Arizona programs

Dept. of Education awards grants to Arizona programs

Marana Unified School District and Pima Prevention Partnership were awarded grants.

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Salpointe has new admissions director

Salpointe has new admissions director

New director will focus on recruitment, admission and retention.

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Marana special ed teacher recognized

Marana special ed teacher recognized

Paula Vinson received the Tucson Values Teachers/OfficeMax Teacher Excellence Award.

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2 local students attend medical outreach program

2 local students attend medical outreach program

The program promotes the orthopedic surgery and engineering fields for young women.

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JTED gets $20K technology grant

JTED gets $20K technology grant

The grant would help JTED incorporate additional technology.

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TUSD, Gregory School to host college fairs Tuesday

TUSD, Gregory School to host college fairs Tuesday

The college fairs are free and open to the public. 

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Tucson teens get hands-on in surgical, engineering program

Tucson teens get hands-on in surgical, engineering program

Two from Palo Verde High were selected to participate in the program. 

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Marana educator earns Teacher Excellence Award

Marana educator earns Teacher Excellence Award

Paula Vinson was surprised with the award and $100 gift certificate Tuesday.

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Tucson-area schools take on ALS, kindness challenges

Tucson-area schools take on ALS, kindness challenges

Vail leader to be dunked in ice water; Amphi starts kindness challenge.

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Vail District seeks community input on bond, growth

Vail District seeks community input on bond, growth

A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

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Pima County JTED receives $20K in technology funds

Pima County JTED receives $20K in technology funds

The funds were awarded by the Arizona Department of Education. 

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Sunnyside receives $300k to support homeless students

Sunnyside receives $300k to support homeless students

The funds will support innovative program for homeless students and provide resources. 

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Sunnyside to host International Literacy Day

Sunnyside to host International Literacy Day

Sunnyside to host free literacy event for Tucson families on Monday. 

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2 Tucson organizations receive youth literacy grants

2 Tucson organizations receive youth literacy grants

Literacy Connects, Edge High School awarded a total of $6,000 in grants.

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TUSD parents can sign up for attendance alerts

TUSD parents can sign up for attendance alerts

Automated phone calls, emails will notify parents of a child's absence.

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Ousted Sunnyside board member challenges 2 candidates' signatures

Ousted Sunnyside board member challenges 2 candidates' signatures

Challenge not considered official due to improper filing by Louie Gonzales.

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TUSD Board candidates to participate in community forum

TUSD Board candidates to participate in community forum

Eight of the nine TUSD Governing Board candidates will be in attendance. 

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Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Eleven Pima County school districts have uncontested governing board elections. 

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TUSD's Sanchez addresses critical comments on automotive programs

TUSD's Sanchez addresses critical comments on automotive programs

Sanchez shares appreciation for TUSD's automotive programs despite his previous public comments. 

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Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

The 7-year-old's artwork will be featured on a postage stamp.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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About this blog

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

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