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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.

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…

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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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