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TUSD disputes judge's charge it's less cooperative

TUSD disputes judge's charge it's less cooperative

Judge denies TUSD's request to remove district criticism from court records. 

August 17, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
TUSD would move Dodge, add students

TUSD would move Dodge, add students

TUSD Governing Board approves boundary changes in an effort to integrate schools. 

August 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Deseg. judge OKs attorney for mediator; TUSD upset

Deseg. judge OKs attorney for mediator; TUSD upset

Lawyer to cost district $475 an hour as judge doubts TUSD's 'good faith.'

August 03, 2014 9:15 pm Related Loading…
TUSD looks at changing attendance boundaries

TUSD looks at changing attendance boundaries

The review is required under the district’s decades-old desegregation order.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Steller: TUSD should look in the mirror for deseg blame

Finally, someone came out and said it.

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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…
Desegregation plaintiffs urge TUSD to pay legal fees in full

Desegregation plaintiffs urge TUSD to pay legal fees in full

A representative for the Latino plaintiffs in TUSD’s decades-old desegregation case has taken issue with the district’s decision to resist paying $2.2 million in legal fees.

May 15, 2014 10:30 amLoading…
TUSD to pay $500,000 to lawyers in desegregation suit, rejects claim for $2.2 million

TUSD to pay $500,000 to lawyers in desegregation suit, rejects claim for $2.2 million

The Tucson Unified School District board voted to pay $500,000 to the plaintiff’s attorneys in the decades-old desegregation case against the district Tuesday night, but vowed to continue fighting what it calls excessive legal fees.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
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…

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.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

TUSD to turn 2 closed schools into employee child-care centers

The Tucson Unified School District will spend more than $1.3 million to renovate two closed elementary schools to use as low-cost child-care centers for employees.

February 15, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Judge orders admittance changes for TUSD's University High

In an effort to increase diversity at TUSD’s award-winning University High School, the district will have to change the minimum required score on the GPA and student entrance exam, as well as use other measures, a federal judge ruled.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

TUSD asks judge to allow new University High admission plans

The Tucson Unified School District has asked a federal judge to disregard a desegregation expert’s request to kill a new admissions plan for University High School.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Deseg plaintiffs ask TUSD to pay $2.2M in attorney fees

The plaintiffs in a decades-old desegregation case are requesting that TUSD cover $2.2 million in attorney fees — a request that the district calls excessive.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

TUSD changes law firms for deseg case

The Tucson Unified School District has selected new legal counsel to handle desegregation issues, parting ways with the firm — DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy — that has served TUSD for 39 years.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Special master will ask court to reject new University High admission policy

TUSD’s new University High School admissions plan is in danger of being struck down after receiving negative feedback from a desegregation expert.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Deseg plan shouldn't punish today's Tucson Unified students

The Tucson Unified School District has lived under a federal desegregation court order for nearly 40 years.

November 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD chief ready to fight to preserve district's new magnet plan

The Tucson Unified School District is fighting objections to its magnet school plan, asking a national desegregation expert to give the plan a chance.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Desegregation overseer faults latest TUSD plan

A magnet plan recently passed by TUSD’s Governing Board has been rejected by the desegregation expert put in place to oversee district efforts to bring racial balance to its schools.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Forums on magnet plans at 3 TUSD schools begin today

Three schools facing the threat of losing their magnet status will have the chance for backers and/or critics to help determine their future at community forums starting tonight.

October 01, 2013 8:45 amLoading…

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