Education news from the Tucson area and Southern Arizona.
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The teachers represent Legacy Traditional Schools and Marana Middle School.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will make stops at Tucson's two largest school districts next week as part of the Strong Start, Bright Future back-to-school bus tour.
A Marana woman arrested last year after her 14-year-old stepson accused her of using a horsewhip on him and handcuffing him to a chair was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and seven years’ probation by Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Fell.
Marana teacher Mitts wins top science award
Outreach opens new Kids' Closet in Mammoth
A Marana man charged with handcuffing his eldest son to furniture was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and seven years probation.
Marana to host football jamboree
Northwest-side resident Jessica Delfs, who was a contestant on "The Biggest Loser," was taken aback by the greeting she got at Marana Middle School.
Jessica Delfs, right, signs autographs for students at Marana Middle School. From left, they are Kaitlynn Jenkins, Jake Heston and Sammy Balonos.
It's hard to believe that just four years ago, Jessica Delfs
weighed 385 pounds.
Todd Johnson, who teaches seventh-grade language arts at Marana Middle School, shops with daughter Kaitlyn, 12, who attends Coronado K-8 School. They were looking for shoes for a 13-year-old girl. The pair had already shopped for a 13-year-old boy, and after they paid for this trip, they wen…
Most people probably don't associate Farrah Fawcett, Kate
Jackson and Jaclyn Smith with Marana Middle School.
Emily Bullock and Bailey Davis, both 14, shop for clothing as part of Marana Middle School's "Charlie's Angels" program. Bullock shopped for a 14-year-old girl, and Davis shopped for a 13-year-old girl. Charlie's Angels was started 15 years ago as "Angel Kids."
From the time Amy Corner left her post as a teacher of anatomy
and physiology at Marana High School to teach physical education at
Marana Middle School, she's known just what she wants to do with
Marana Middle School seventh-grader Yasmina Rios, 13, reaches for a loose ball while playing dodge ball during physical education class at Marana Middle School. The school received a Carol M. White Physical Education grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Mom Claudia Leon kisses her son Fernando Leon after a game against Amphitheater Middle School during the "Duel in the Desert." Leon plays for Flowing Wells.
Amphitheater Middle School player Michael Bowes, middle, tries to break free from the grasp of Flowing Wells Junior High School players Richard Avila, left, and Ruben Valenzuela during their "Duel in the Desert" football game. The event was held Saturday at Marana Middle School.