Education news from Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Projection is "worst case scenario"; district seeks solutions.
A new school year begins for 47,000 students.
TUSD kicks off back-to-school season for the Tucson area.
The plan focuses on curriculum and instruction, diversity, facilities, finance and communication.
Top priorities: building schools, replacing buses and outdated equipment, and addressing repairs.
The Tucson Unified School District will spend $4.4 million to reduce class sizes for the upcoming school year in hopes of improving achievement for existing students and luring back those who have left.
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.
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.
Enrollment continues to drop by double digits at Pima Community College, and for the first time in a long time, officials there are taking steps to stop it.
The TUSD Governing Board will consider spending more than $32,000 on a study to assess and project student enrollment in the district for the next decade.
Tucson Unified School District is continuing the annual trend of drastic enrollment declines, a survey shows.
Friday at midnight is the enrollment deadline for anyone on Medicare who wants to change plans.
The Tucson Unified School District board unanimously approved a set of criteria late Tuesday night that will allow district officials to pick schools to consider closing and consolidating.
Pablo Monreal is senior at San Miguel High School, one of the Catholic schools in Tucson without an enrollment problem.
Brother Chris Patiño teaches the Holy Trinity and early heresy to a freshman religion class at San Miguel High School.
Freshman Bairont Quintero, 14, adds to his lunch at the San Miguel cafeteria. The poor economy and competition from charter schools has eroded enrollment at some Catholic high schools in Tucson.
Here, in this school on Tucson's south side, lie the hopes of the Diocese of Tucson for a Catholic education. Hailed nationwide, San Miguel High School belongs to the Cristo Rey Network, a group of schools dedicated to teaching low-income students by enrolling them in an innovative part-time…
If it seemed to be a bit more crowded in the University of
Arizona's Student Union building Tuesday, it could be because the
freshman class has 300 more students than it did last year.
University of Arizona officials announced Wednesday that the
freshman class is bigger, smarter and more diverse than in years