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TUSD communications director resigns

TUSD communications director resigns

Nearly three years in, director says she will pursue other opportunities. 

July 17, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Former Indiana superintendent to head Tucson High

Former Indiana superintendent to head Tucson High

Tucson High's new principal served as superintendent of an Indiana school district. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Grijalva's mother-in-law hired as TUSD principal

Grijalva's mother-in-law hired as TUSD principal

TUSD superintendent stands behind the hire and Grijalva's decision to withhold information.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

The board voted 5-0 to pass a resolution ordering an override election.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona chamber drops Huppenthal from award

Arizona chamber drops Huppenthal from award

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has decided not to give an award to state Superintendent John Huppenthal over comments he made on political blogs.

June 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
TUSD board approves $12.6K bonus for superintendent

TUSD board approves $12.6K bonus for superintendent

Having met 100 percent of his achievement goals, TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez was awarded a $12,600 bonus Tuesday.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD's Sanchez up for bonus today

TUSD's Sanchez up for bonus today

TUSD's superintendent could receive a bonus of $12,000-plus for achievement initiatives. 

June 17, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD plans no magnet-school eliminations next year despite proposals

TUSD plans no magnet-school eliminations next year despite proposals

Despite repeated recommendations to reduce the number of magnet schools in the Tucson Unified School District, a draft of TUSD’s comprehensive magnet plans shows no program eliminations for the upcoming school year.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Sunnyside board names interim district leader after buyout

Sunnyside Assistant Superintendent Eugenia Favela was appointed interim superintendent Tuesday night, one day after controversial superintendent Manuel Isquierdo was bought out of his contract for nearly $500,000.

June 03, 2014 9:07 pmLoading…

Sunnyside board decision on leader's contract pending

The Sunnyside Governing Board remained behind closed doors late Monday in a marathon executive session to consider buying out the contract of controversial Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo.

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TUSD seeks to add 2 new administrators to roster

TUSD seeks to add 2 new administrators to roster

The Tucson Unified School District is looking to add two new administrators, saying it will help in its effort to increase student support and strengthen curriculum.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Isquierdo reverses course, tells Sunnyside board he does not want buyout

A week and a half after asking the governing board to buy out his contract, Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo said at a meeting he wants to keep the district moving forward and does not want a buyout.

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Sunnyside superintendent tells board he does not want contract buy out

Sunnyside superintendent tells board he does not want contract buy out

A week and a half after asking the governing board to buy out his contract, Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, said at a meeting he wants to keep the district moving forward and does not want a buy out. 

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Quintero, Giffin defeat incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

Quintero, Giffin defeat incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

Rebecca "Beki" Quintero and Eric Giffin have defeated the two Sunnyside district governing board incumbents in Tuesday's recall election.

May 20, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Tucson Unified School District’s inadequate curriculum development has limited achievement by nearly all of TUSD’s 49,000 students. But minority and poor students may be paying the highest price.

May 06, 2014 4:45 pm Related Loading…
New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

PHOENIX — Arizona’s schools chief has decided to have state taxpayers pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools than they would to keep them in public schools.

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TUSD promises smaller classes

TUSD promises smaller classes

The Tucson Unified School District will spend $4.4 million to reduce class sizes for the upcoming school year in hopes of improving achievement for existing students and luring back those who have left.

May 02, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

Over the last several years, the awards and accolades have been rolling in at C.E. Rose, a TUSD school nestled in a south-side neighborhood.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

The Tucson Unified School District is declaring itself an “immigrant destination district,” pledging to support students regardless of their immigration status.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

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