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TUSD's options to bridge shortfall of $17M sought in public meetings

Three town hall meetings have been scheduled for next week to discuss the impending $17 million budget shortfall in the Tucson Unified School District.

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AT&T gives $800K for Catholic school scholarships

An $800,000 donation from AT&T will provide scholarships for about 300 Tucson children to attend one of three area Catholic schools.

March 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD will host 4 presentations on its spending

The Tucson Unified School District will hold four public presentations this month on the budget process and how money will be spent in the next school year.

February 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Students in walkout suspended

When América Cárdenas decided to walk out of class Monday in support of Mexican American Studies, she knew there would be consequences.

January 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Education notes

Mission View School has new playground

January 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Education notes

Mission View School has new playground

January 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
100 leave Cholla classes to protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

100 leave Cholla classes to protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

About 100 Cholla High School students converge on Tucson Unified School District offices to protest the board's decision to end the Mexican American Studies program. The students walked four miles from their school Thursday morning to TUSD headquarters near downtown.

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100 leave Cholla classes to protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

100 leave Cholla classes to protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

Richard Gastellum, assistant superintendent of high schools, speaks to the students. Lupita Cavazos-Garcia, assistant superintendent of government programs and community outreach, is at left.

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100 leave classes, protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

100 leave classes, protest undoing of Mex. American Studies

More than 100 Cholla High Magnet School students walked out of class Thursday morning to protest the elimination of Mexican American Studies courses.

January 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Manzo Elementary third-grader Lena Lieu, 8, pets a bird's feathers while fourth-grader Alexis Morales 9, fills the feeder. They're accompanied by third-graders Araceli Fuentes, 9, in the background, and Jayden De La Rosa 8, right.

November 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Manzo students Jayden De La Rosa, left, and Lena Lieu get up close and personal with one of their avian charges.

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Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Projects at 2 Tucson schools are hatcheries of knowledge

Chickens have descended upon Borton Magnet and Manzo Elementary schools, winning over students, parents and teachers alike. The two TUSD schools have been running chicken coops on their campuses for two months.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pueblo Gardens teacher gets Rodel honor

Pueblo Gardens teacher gets Rodel honor

Having been in the classroom for more than a decade, Dora Saldamando knows that there is more to her job than teaching multiplication facts, social studies lessons and how to conduct science experiments.

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Pueblo Gardens teacher gets Rodel honor

Pueblo Gardens teacher gets Rodel honor

Dora Saldamando

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Hope Fest ready to help those in need

About 20,000 people are expected to attend this year's Hope Fest on Saturday to receive free medical care, clothing, food and more, and organizers of the event could use some help.

October 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
District deals for 16 vehicles, seeks more; drivers wanted

District deals for 16 vehicles, seeks more; drivers wanted

Mechanic Zeke Altamirano prepares a part for a rebuilt engine, which is being installed in a 17-year-old school bus in the Sunnyside Unified School District's bus barn. The Governing Board just approved the purchase of 16 used buses.

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District deals for 16 vehicles, seeks more; drivers wanted

District deals for 16 vehicles, seeks more; drivers wanted

Mechanic Zeke Altamirano works at putting a new alternator into a 17-year-old school bus in the Sunnyside school district's bus barn. After reaching the alternator, Altamirano found an oil leak, hoses near the end of their operational life span and some exposed wiring as well.

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Sunnyside deals for 16 buses; drivers wanted

Sunnyside deals for 16 buses; drivers wanted

A dilapidated bus fleet and a lack of drivers has resulted in Sunnyside Unified School District students arriving late for school. Last month, Superintendent Manuel L. Isquierdo told the district's governing board that between 10 and 20 buses are late in dropping off children at school becau…

October 14, 2011 12:02 am Photos

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SUSD's alternate- ed school moving

A program aimed at middle school students facing long-term suspension will move from the Sunnyside district's alternative high school campus to the under-enrolled Chaparral Middle School this fall.

September 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Construction gearing up at 2 Sunnyside schools

Lloyd Construction Co. crews are expected to go into full swing next week in the building of freshman academies on Sunnyside and Desert View high schools campuses.

September 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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