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TUSD to consider selling closed school site to Tucson homebuilder

TUSD to consider selling closed school site to Tucson homebuilder

The Tucson Unified School District is hoping the third time will be a charm when it comes to the sale of the now-closed Wrightstown Elementary School site.

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New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

PHOENIX — Arizona’s schools chief has decided to have state taxpayers pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools than they would to keep them in public schools.

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Copper Point taking students

Copper Point Schools is now enrolling students.

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Tucson's Basis North, University High again among top US high schools

Tucson's Basis North, University High again among top US high schools

Two Tucson schools have once again cracked the top 10 list of the best high schools in the country.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Rising School hosts open house Saturday

The Rising School is hosting an open house Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. for parents and students. 

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TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

Over the last several years, the awards and accolades have been rolling in at C.E. Rose, a TUSD school nestled in a south-side neighborhood.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kathy Scott: Focus from both state and federal government should shift to producing great teachers

The contrasting editorials on whether states or the federal government should control public education published last month fail to address the real causes of student underachievement: a growing dissatisfaction within the teaching profession that is impacting who goes into this career and ho…

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Sonoran Science Academy invites prospective students to open house

The Sonoran Science Academy-Broadway is holding an open house Saturday for prospective families.

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Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

PHOENIX — Arizona’s voucherlike system of using state funds to send children to private and parochial schools is legal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Former Tucson charter school closes last Arizona campus

A former Tucson charter school that owes the state millions of dollars for inflating enrollment numbers has closed its only remaining campus and left Arizona .

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Judge blocks state's bid to collect refunds from charter schools

PHOENIX — State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.

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Arizona charter schools want bigger share of state funds

PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than to charter schools.

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School-choice tour stops in Tucson

State school superintendent John Huppenthal connected with the National School Choice Week whistle-stop tour in Tucson on Wednesday to promote increased education options for Arizona families.

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Sonoran Science Academy to host open houses

Sonoran Science Academy will host three open houses for prospective students within the next month.

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Spotlight: Charter-schools chief reflects on entrepreneur award

Spotlight: Charter-schools chief reflects on entrepreneur award

Raena Janes, founder and director of La Paloma Academy charter schools, recently was presented with a bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Calvin Baker: the whole truth on charter school funding

Calvin Baker: the whole truth on charter school funding

The recent article (“Charter schools seek fund hike,” Dec. 2) regarding charter schools asking for $135 million in additional funding missed the mark. It told only half the truth.

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No 'panic' at TUSD over continued enrollment drop

Tucson Unified School District is continuing the annual trend of drastic enrollment declines, a survey shows.

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New charter school to have extended hours

A new charter school offering an extended school year for students will open on the north side in August.

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Tucson woman arrested in bomb scare

Tucson woman arrested in bomb scare

A 46-year-old Tucson woman is facing a felony charge in connection with a bomb hoax that led to a large evacuation Thursday in midtown.

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Basis Tucson, University High among nation’s best schools

Basis Tucson, University High among nation’s best schools

A Basis Tucson charter school is ranked second highest in the nation and its Scottsdale campus is ranked fifth, according to U.S. News & World Report.

April 23, 2013 8:58 am Photos

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