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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. 

September 12, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

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. 

September 12, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

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. 

September 08, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

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.

September 05, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

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.

August 26, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

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. 

August 26, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…

Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Eleven Pima County school districts have uncontested governing board elections. 

August 25, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

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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TUSD seeks to fill opening on volunteer committee

TUSD seeks to fill opening on volunteer committee

Vacancy follows the committee chair's resignation, citing "slanderous remarks" by TUSD superintendent.

August 22, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

TUSD board appoints 3 to administrative roles

TUSD board appoints 3 to administrative roles

Positions filled in exceptional education and student placement and community outreach. 

August 15, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Grant to fund school resource officers for TUSD

Grant to fund school resource officers for TUSD

TUSD will have eight Tucson Police officers on campuses by early September.

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St. Gregory College Preparatory School gets new name

St. Gregory College Preparatory School gets new name

The independent school will now be known as The Gregory School.

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TUSD resolution calls for more holistic accountability system

TUSD resolution calls for more holistic accountability system

Resolution: Standardized testing has taken focus away from developing the “whole child.”

August 12, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

School supply drive seeks to support teachers

School supply drive seeks to support teachers

Drop off supplies at Southern Arizona Walgreens, Wendy’s and Cox Communications locations.

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Verizon looks to youth for problem-solving apps

Verizon looks to youth for problem-solving apps

Winning concepts will be developed and available in the Google Play store. 

August 07, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…

Two Tucson schools recognized for civic engagement

Two Tucson schools recognized for civic engagement

Safford K-8 Magnet School and Tanque Verde High School honored by state.

August 07, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

22 file for Pima County school board seats

22 file for Pima County school board seats

Deadline to file with the Pima County School Superintendent is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

August 01, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

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. 

July 31, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…

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.

July 25, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

15 seek seats on Pima County school boards

15 seek seats on Pima County school boards

There are 35 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.

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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…

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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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