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Verizon looks to youth for problem-solving apps

Verizon looks to youth for problem-solving apps

Winning concepts will be developed and available in the Google Play store. 

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State must restore $316 million in education funds

State must restore $316 million in education funds

Judge's ruling raises possibility bill could reach whopping $2.9 billion.

July 11, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…
Mayor reports progress on 5 T's economic plan

Mayor reports progress on 5 T's economic plan

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is promoting five T’s to replace the traditional five C’s of Arizona’s economy — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guns on campus offers illusion of safety

Legislation that would allow Arizona schools to keep a gun on campus and give one person access to it offers the illusion of doing something to further safety rather than taking concrete steps to protect children.

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Great teachers are a workforce investment

If Arizonans want talented and effective teachers in classrooms with our kids, then we must understand this group of professionals as a workforce and take steps to retain them in the same way we seek out and support other industries.

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Deseg plan shouldn't punish today's Tucson Unified students

The Tucson Unified School District has lived under a federal desegregation court order for nearly 40 years.

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Court backs Arizona on use of taxpayer-funded  'scholarships' to send kids to private schools

Court backs Arizona on use of taxpayer-funded 'scholarships' to send kids to private schools

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are free to give parents what amounts to a voucher of public funds to educate their children at any private or parochial school they want, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today.

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Ruling: Arizona lawmakers wrong to withhold public school funds

Ruling: Arizona lawmakers wrong to withhold public school funds

The will of the voters, coupled with a constitutional provision prohibiting legislative tinkering with anything approved at the ballot, pretty much makes ignoring mandated adjustments to public school funding off limits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Schools have been way short of money, but how were lawmakers to know?

It's safe to say that no public school in Arizona has ever suffered from the Legislature's too-bountiful largesse. Quite the opposite.

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Teacher to participate in STEM fellowship

Teacher to participate in STEM fellowship

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Summer break winding down

Summer break winding down

Teacher Brenda King arranges the desks of her first-grade classroom at Lulu Walker Elementary School, 1750 W. Roller Coaster Road. This is her first time back in the classroom in 14 years. She began her 30-year career as a teacher and has worked as a trainer and evaluator as well.

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Summer break winding down

Summer break winding down

Gone are the days when summer vacation would stretch close to Labor Day. The time kids have to indulge in camps, TV, video games and water-balloon battles is nearing an end, with class starting in early August at most schools.

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School notes

Wilson K-8 teacher heading to Arctic

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Students from Salpointe Catholic High School take advantage of the school's junior volunteer day to make bells at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters at 40 W. Broadway. The bells are given out to people who are recognized for kind acts toward others.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003 after the death of her son Ben. Her efforts have inspired acts of kindness across the country.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Michaela Hurtado, 17, and a junior at Salpointe Catholic High School, paints a ceramic disc at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters. On Friday, students painted pieces to be fired and used to create the bells.

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Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

Kindness project changes lives, expands reach one act at a time

For 10 years, Ben's Bells have popped up throughout Tucson. The brightly colored chimes have been found hanging on trees, fences and signs, encouraging the lucky finders to spread kindness to others.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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