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Model school in TUSD is struggling

A new TUSD school, opened in 2011 with high academic expectations, is grappling with improving its performance.

April 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD building new bus facility

TUSD building new bus facility

The new transportation center will be built at 4750 W. Jeffrey Road to serve the growing southwest side. The project's architect is Sakellar Associates Architects & Planners Inc.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD building new bus facility

TUSD building new bus facility

This image shows what the transportation center will look like from the sky. There will be space for 100 buses.

September 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD building new bus facility

TUSD building new bus facility

TUSD is to break ground today on its new transportation center, which will serve the growing southwest side of the district.

September 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Kindergartner Angel Leon, center, danced to music with his "Water Safety" booklet during the interactive assembly at the school.

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

As 11-year-old Kevin Ray stood in front of 500 of his classmates, he couldn't have been prouder to proclaim what his "it" factor was.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

"The Deliverer" hands out prizes and pumps students up before a drowning-prevention presentation by the Drexel Heights Fire District "Fire Pals" program. The program was at Miller Elementary School, on the southwest side, Monday.

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Pascua Yaquis to lease closed Richey Elementary

Pascua Yaquis to lease closed Richey Elementary

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe was given the green light Tuesday to lease the closed Richey Elementary School campus from TUSD.

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Pascua Yaquis to lease closed Richey Elementary

Pascua Yaquis to lease closed Richey Elementary

Richey Elementary School has sat vacant for more than a year, and vandals have broken some windows. TUSD has agreed to replace them. The deal received unanimous approval.

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TUSD creates plan to help struggling kids improve skills

The Tucson Unified School District is trying a different approach to meet the needs of middle school students who sometimes fall through the cracks.

September 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's new school to open unfinished, but is nearly filled

Nearly 500 students will be starting off the school year at TUSD's brand-new pre-K-8 campus today.

August 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

School in southwest to be named McCorkle

The TUSD Governing Board considered hundreds of recommendations when it reviewed possible names for a new pre-K-8 school going up on the southwest side.

May 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Gala funds Mission San Xavier

One evening a year, the Silver & Turquoise Board of Hostesses brings back the good old days with a gala that benefits one of the Southwest's most significant historic treasures: Mission San Xavier del Bac.

April 16, 2011 12:00 am Related

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Student of the week

Student of the week

Elizabeth Castañeda, Hohokam Middle School, eighth grade

February 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Ashley Wright, 12, writes down notes in her music book during a music lesson with her fifth-grade class at Lyons Elementary School.

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Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Michal Jackson, 12, left, and Seth Pederson, 11, right, play a song on their clarinets during music class at Lyons Elementary School.

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Music store man teaches TUSD students

Music store man teaches TUSD students

Fifth-graders at Lyons Elementary School have only had musical instruments in their hands for four months, but with practice and direction, they can now play a few tunes.

May 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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3 roadway, bridge projects set to begin today across city

Three road construction projects that start today could affect daily commutes.

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3 arrested at DUI stop on SW side

Three people were arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint on South Cardinal Avenue near West Valencia Road, officials with the Pima County Sheriff's Department said.

April 19, 2010 12:00 am

Vets can get job preference, but economy isn't helping

Some local military veterans are finding it tough to get a job in Tucson, even with extra help.

April 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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