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TUSD plans no magnet-school eliminations next year despite proposals

TUSD plans no magnet-school eliminations next year despite proposals

Despite repeated recommendations to reduce the number of magnet schools in the Tucson Unified School District, a draft of TUSD’s comprehensive magnet plans shows no program eliminations for the upcoming school year.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

New support surfaces for state race- and gender-based abortion restrictions

PHOENIX — Supporters of a 2011 Arizona ban on race- and gender-based abortions want a federal appeals court to rule a woman’s right to an abortion can be denied because of the reason she wants it.

May 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Tucson Unified School District’s inadequate curriculum development has limited achievement by nearly all of TUSD’s 49,000 students. But minority and poor students may be paying the highest price.

May 06, 2014 4:45 pm Related Loading…

Leonard Pitts: White fear trumps black life

“You can get killed just for living in your American skin.”

February 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ben Walton: Black History Month — National African American History Month — is needed in 2014

Ben Walton: Black History Month — National African American History Month — is needed in 2014

While doing research for a writing project, I came upon President Obama’s proclamation for African-American History Month 2013. In that announcement the president asked the American public to observe and embrace the history and contributions of African-Americans in the U.S. In addition, Oba…

February 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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