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2016 trial planned for Tucson ethnic studies fight

2016 trial planned for Tucson ethnic studies fight

At issue: whether Arizona officials were motivated by discriminatory intent.

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Education underfunded, educators undervalued, crowd tells Douglas

Education underfunded, educators undervalued, crowd tells Douglas

Tucsonans air education grievances during visit with AZ Schools Chief Diane Douglas. 

May 29, 2015 7:44 pm Photos

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Celebrate true tradition of Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate true tradition of Cinco de Mayo

Avoid the alcohol-focused events that tend to mock Mexicans and their heritage.

April 30, 2015 2:00 pmLoading…
No funding cut for TUSD over ethnic studies

No funding cut for TUSD over ethnic studies

While the state will not withhold $14 million in aid, it will continue monitoring TUSD culturally relevant courses.

March 03, 2015 7:01 pmLoading…
TUSD teens in federal court over Arizona's ethnic studies ban

TUSD teens in federal court over Arizona's ethnic studies ban

Appeals court looks into intent of state law that disallows classes.

January 12, 2015 9:00 pm Photos

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Appeal of law restricting ethnic studies on Monday

Appeal of law restricting ethnic studies on Monday

Ethnic Studies supporters to ask Court of Appeals to overturn Arizona law. 

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Douglas should set aside fight over TUSD classes

Douglas should set aside fight over TUSD classes

AZ Schools Supt. Douglas should drop TUSD ethnic studies fight.

January 06, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Huppenthal says TUSD's cultural courses are illegal

Huppenthal says TUSD's cultural courses are illegal

TUSD may lose $14 million if courses are not brought into compliance.

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State reviews TUSD on Mexican American Studies

State reviews TUSD on Mexican American Studies

Probe comes after heated exchange involving Pueblo Principal Augustine Romero.

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Profane public shouting match puts Pueblo principal under fire

Profane public shouting match puts Pueblo principal under fire

A discussion over Mexican American Studies and accountability fueled the argument. 

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Prescott College move to Menlo Park on hold

Prescott College move to Menlo Park on hold

Prescott College seeks to partner with TUSD to offer dual-enrollment courses.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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

TUSD appoints new principals

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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