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Mexican American Studies

Mexican American Studies teacher Acosta resigns from TUSD

Mexican American Studies teacher Acosta resigns from TUSD

Acosta developed Mexican American Studies literature classes before the program was dismantled.

June 23, 2014 2:15 pmLoading…
Education Notes: TUSD appoints new principals

Education Notes: TUSD appoints new principals

TUSD appoints new principals

April 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD's Augustine Romero to take over Pueblo High Magnet School

TUSD's Augustine Romero to take over Pueblo High Magnet School

The director of TUSD’s multicultural curriculum department will take over Pueblo Magnet High School for the upcoming school year.

April 16, 2014 11:15 amLoading…

TUSD takes steps to accommodate large meeting crowds

Amid allegations the Tucson Unified School District has discriminated against Latinos by attempting to limit their participation at public meetings, TUSD will develop protocol to determine when a larger meeting room is needed.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Appeal of court ruling favoring shutdown of Mexican American Studies program filed

A group of students who unsuccessfully fought to kill a law that led to the dismantling of Mexican American Studies in TUSD, and their parents, are now turning to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's revised book policy draws state concern

The approval for use of seven books previously removed from Tucson Unified School District classrooms is raising red flags in the Arizona Department of Education.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's Hicks: Move public's comments to end of meetings

If TUSD Governing Board Member Michael Hicks has his way, the public will have to wait until the end of meetings to address the board.

August 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Key vote on TUSD curricula delayed

Key vote on TUSD curricula delayed

TUSD is delaying approval of its controversial culturally relevant government and history courses, but still plans to offer the classes to students in the fall.

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

1st new class on minority issues gets board's OK

Tucson Unified School District will offer culturally relevant literature classes in the fall to select high school juniors and seniors.

July 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD forming culturally relevant classes

With fewer than six weeks before classes resume, the Tucson Unified School District is still hoping to offer culturally relevant courses in the fall.

June 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD reverses decision on requiring 'culturally relevant' course

The Tucson Unified School District is backing down from requiring freshmen to take a "culturally relevant" course in the fall.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD plans new class to replace MAS

Freshmen at three TUSD high schools may be required to take a "culturally relevant" course in the fall as part of the district's effort to retain students.

April 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court upholds law barring ethnic studies

A state law targeting Mexican American Studies courses has been upheld by a federal judge.

March 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Former TUSD teacher's Mexican American Studies suit dismissed

A lawsuit filed against TUSD by an ex-teacher who spoke out against Mexican American Studies has been dismissed, with both sides agreeing to pay their own legal costs and no damages awarded.

February 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Education notes

College credit offered for ethnic-studies class

December 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD OKs new cultural classes

The TUSD Governing Board unanimously approved a plan formulated to bring racial balance to the district's schools Tuesday.

December 12, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Deseg hearing brings public calls to restore ethnic-study program

At TUSD's first public forum on its new proposed desegregation plan, most speakers used the opportunity to lobby for the return of Mexican American studies.

November 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
En defensa de nuestra historia

En defensa de nuestra historia

Hace 40 años, cuando era estudiante, aparecí en un canal local de televisión discutiendo la historia de Arizona en nombre del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucsón (Tucson Unified School District, TUSD).

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Author traces history to find out why AZ has shifted to right

In 1991, author and cultural historian Jeff Biggers returned to Tucson - the place he considers home - to reacquaint himself after having been away for several years.

September 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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