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National education leader in Tucson: Politicians hurting children

National education leader in Tucson: Politicians hurting children

Says profiteering is also harmful to the state's educational system.

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12 Pima County schools labeled failing by state

12 Pima County schools labeled failing by state

Five of them are in the TUSD and Sunnyside districts.

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TUSD creates charter school despite state funding cutoff

TUSD creates charter school despite state funding cutoff

TUSD knowingly approved creation of a district-run charter school Tuesday despite a new state law denying funding for public-to-charter school conversions.

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Magnet school compound TUSD integration woes, consultant says

The Tucson Unified School District may look at reducing the number of magnet schools despite fighting a recommendation by a desegregation expert last year to do exactly that.

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More and more TUSD students opting for other education options

More and more TUSD students opting for other education options

More than 25,000 students living in the Tucson Unified School District have opted to go to charter schools or attend classes in surrounding school districts instead.

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Basis to open elementary school in OV

Basis to open elementary school in OV

Basis Schools is expanding its early-elementary school education program to Oro Valley.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: More money for charter schools should mean higher expectations

For four years, Arizona charter schools have been arguing in court that they get a raw deal from the Legislature.

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State charter schools want an extra $135 million a year

PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.

December 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Allsport Academy charter should be revoked, judge rules

A Tucson charter school will likely close at the end of this year after an administrative law judge determined it should have its charter revoked.

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Plans to open charter school in Riverview Gardens scuttled

Plans to open charter school in Riverview Gardens scuttled

Missouri Rep. Tommie Pierson was working to open school next year, but Board of Education’s meeting schedule dooms effort. 

November 01, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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La Paloma takes tough anti-bullying stance

La Paloma takes tough anti-bullying stance

When people walk through the halls of La Paloma Academy’s Lakeside campus, they’ll quickly notice the school’s stance on bullying.

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School funding overhaul proposed

A state lawmaker wants to create a new funding structure that would eliminate school district override and bond elections.

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Arizona's school-labeling strategy threatens programs like Edge High

Far too many students are either failing or not thriving in Arizona's public school system.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Not all charters make grade in Pima County

More than half of Pima County's charter schools received an A or B. But that bit of good news is offset by more than 25 percent of charters receiving Ds.

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Arizona charter schools sue to keep $5.8M

PHOENIX - Charter schools in Arizona filed suit Friday to block the state Department of Education from taking $5.8 million from them.

July 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New law to benefit charter students

A new law will allow charter-school students to attend vocational classes without placing a financial burden on their schools.

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Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Kevin Abbott-Spitzer greets students as they file in for seventh-grade social studies at Rincon Vista Middle School in the Vail School District, which wants to convert Rincon Vista and two other schools into charters. Vail converted two schools earlier.

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Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Stephanie Abeyta works with her seventh-grade language arts students during the first session of the day at Rincon Vista Middle School.

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Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Charter offers 'something different'

Charter offers 'something different'

Rural Marana's first charter school, Open Doors Community School, opens on Aug. 5, and Principal Douglas Roe said he's most excited about the chance to dispense with bureaucracy and connect directly with students and parents.

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