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Ethnic Studies

Tim Steller: Board should reject required 9th-grade multiculturalism class proposed for TUSD

Tim Steller: Board should reject required 9th-grade multiculturalism class proposed for TUSD

Tucson Unified School District administrators surprised the school board last week by revealing they want to require a ninth-grade multiculturalism course at three high schools - before the board has even seen or approved the curriculum.

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bring back Mexican American Studies books in a way that serves students

The issue of Mexican American Studies (MAS) in TUSD has escalated to the point where protests, increased security and frustrated community members are the norm at board meetings. The dismantling of this program has been the subject of national attention, scrutiny and ridicule.

July 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's ethnic-studies programs honoring students in ceremonies

TUSD's ethnic-studies departments will recognize outstanding Native American, Mexican-American and African-American students in several ceremonies this month.

May 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz: Burritos in the news

     A shocking new study shows that eating burritos has been linked to high incidences of “Chicano-ism” among whites. According to Professor Michael Hicks, head of the Hicks Institute of Technology’s Gastro-Ethnic Studies Department, consuming burritos can alter a subject’s genetic makeup. …

April 11, 2012 9:56 amLoading…

Tonight's TUSD meeting viewable online

TUSD Governing Board meetings are now viewable through live streaming video on the district’s website.

April 10, 2012 11:30 amLoading…
TUSD dropping its director of Mexican American Studies

TUSD dropping its director of Mexican American Studies

The Tucson Unified School District will not be renewing the contract for Sean Arce, the director of its Mexican American Studies program.

April 04, 2012 12:03 amLoading…
TUSD dropping its director of Mexican American Studies

TUSD dropping its director of Mexican American Studies

Sean Arce was offered an assistant principal job at a middle school, but he declined.

April 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson students attend 'School of Ethnic Studies'

More than 50 TUSD students skipped their regular classes today, instead attending the “School of Ethnic Studies.”

January 24, 2012 11:02 am Related

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Huppenthal slashes TUSD's funding over Mexican-American Studies

Huppenthal slashes TUSD's funding over Mexican-American Studies

Arizona Schools Chief John Huppenthal has ordered that 10 percent of TUSD’s monthly state aid be withheld as a result of its Mexican American Studies Program.

January 06, 2012 11:59 amLoading…
Josh Brodesky: TUSD's buggy bus system par for course

Josh Brodesky: TUSD's buggy bus system par for course

Why is it that TUSD is a place where efforts to improve the district somehow make it worse? No, I'm not talking about Mark Stegeman. This is about last week's bus debacle, which left thousands of students stranded across the city.

August 25, 2011 12:01 amLoading…
President of TUSD board is demoted

President of TUSD board is demoted

Tucson Unified School District Governing Board President Mark Stegeman was ousted from his seat and replaced by fellow Board Member Miguel Cuevas Tuesday night.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

TUSD votes for hearing on Huppenthal's MAS decision

The Tucson Unified School District will request an administrative hearing to appeal Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal's decision regarding its Mexican American Studies program.

June 18, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Huppenthal to announce ruling on TUSD ethnic-studies program

The Tucson Unified School District will likely find out today if its ethnic- studies program is compliant with state law.

June 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD program called illegal

TUSD program called illegal

TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone says district is not out of compliance.

January 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD program called illegal

TUSD program called illegal

In his final hours as Arizona schools chief, Tom Horne is planning to make a declaration this morning that TUSD's ethnic studies program is in violation of state law.

January 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD program called illegal

TUSD program called illegal

Tom Horne says program promotes ethnic chauvinism.

January 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

UA faculty group rejects Ariz. ethnic-studies law

Faculty representatives at the University of Arizona are voicing disapproval of Arizona's new ethnic-studies law.

September 16, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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