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Tucsonan is MLB teaching award finalist

Tucsonan is MLB teaching award finalist

Weekly roundup of education-related news across Southern Arizona.

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25 graduate from Pima Vocational High School

25 graduate from Pima Vocational High School

The charter school serves dropouts and those at risk of dropping out. 

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Tucson students rake in millions in college scholarships

Tucson students rake in millions in college scholarships

The Class of 2014 at Green Fields Country Day School earned more than $2 million in scholarships from top colleges and universities around the nation.

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UA grads complain of heat, lack of water and seats at commencement

UA grads complain of heat, lack of water and seats at commencement

An evening of pomp and circumstance at the UA’s 150th Commencement Ceremony lost some of its showiness when students tried to cope with an evening of unbearable heat and overcrowding that left many of the 4,000 graduates taking to social media to complain about long waits, a lack of water an…

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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High school graduations kick into high gear this week

High school graduations kick into high gear this week

Most high school graduation ceremonies are kicking off in Tucson this week. Salpointe Catholic High School students donned their caps and gowns on Saturday. Here’s the schedule for the other area school districts:

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Fitz: Above all, stand tall: a commencement address from a saguaro

Good evening, class of 2014. Not many saguaros are invited to give commencement addresses, but I’m just a 1-ton cactus with five arms who can’t say “No.”

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Graduation means launch, ready or not

I overheard students at the UA last week — three of them, excited about graduating this weekend but clearly, obviously nervous, with good reason.

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Throwback Thursday: graduation season in Tucson

Throwback Thursday: graduation season in Tucson

Look through our slideshow of decorated graduation caps at azstarnet.com/gallery, join the gallery by sending pictures of your fancy mortarboards to social@azstarnet.com or post them on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/arizonadailystar

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UA ends winter commencement to focus on spring fanfare

UA ends winter commencement to focus on spring fanfare

The University of Arizona is dropping its winter commencement ceremony in favor of its flashier spring event, part of a bid to create more buzz around the “UA brand.”

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA cancels winter graduation ceremony

UA cancels winter graduation ceremony

The University of Arizona is canceling its winter commencement ceremony.

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UA commencement is Saturday

The University of Arizona will hold its commencement on Saturday morning at McKale Memorial Center.

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Summit to seek fixes for low graduation rate slated for next month

With an on-time graduation rate lower than both the state and national rate, Pima County education, community and business leaders will come together next month to examine the local dropout crisis.

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Ranking the college rankings: What should they actually tell us?

BOSTON — President Obama wants Washington to grade colleges and universities based on their costs and success rates, but some people are already way ahead of him.

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Cienega grads mark a milestone

Cienega grads mark a milestone

It's time to celebrate. Cienega High School graduates tossed hundreds of little rubber ducks in the air as graduation ceremonies concluded last Thursday at the school.

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Cienega grads mark a milestone

Cienega grads mark a milestone

Cienega High graduate Aliah Brown, facing, gets a congratulatory hug. About 400 seniors concluded their high school days at the ceremony and moved on to future endeavors.

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Cienega grads mark a milestone

Cienega grads mark a milestone

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Big day for grads

Big day for grads

At front, Catalina Foothills senior Meira Abidov, 18, looks into the stands while sitting with fellow students during the graduation ceremonies. The ceremony was May 21, and almost 380 students got diplomas.

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Big day for grads

Big day for grads

Students Ryan Kiss, 18, and Alex Yotter, 17, congratulate each other for making it to graduation. The high school is at 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. See more photos of area high school commencement ceremonies at live.azstarnet.com online.

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Big day for grads

Big day for grads

Friends since middle school and a couple since their sophomore year, seniors Galaxia Mayagoitia and Joshua Hernandez, both 18, spend time together before the event. Mayagoitia will study at the University of Arizona, and Hernandez is heading to school in Mexico on a basketball scholarship.

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Big day for grads

Big day for grads

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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