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TUSD board candidates weigh in on potential deficit

TUSD board candidates weigh in on potential deficit

Candidates also discuss Common Core and bilingual education.

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Dept. of Education awards grants to Arizona programs

Dept. of Education awards grants to Arizona programs

Marana Unified School District and Pima Prevention Partnership were awarded grants.

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Salpointe has new admissions director

Salpointe has new admissions director

New director will focus on recruitment, admission and retention.

September 28, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Marana special ed teacher recognized

Marana special ed teacher recognized

Paula Vinson received the Tucson Values Teachers/OfficeMax Teacher Excellence Award.

September 28, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
2 local students attend medical outreach program

2 local students attend medical outreach program

The program promotes the orthopedic surgery and engineering fields for young women.

September 28, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
JTED gets $20K technology grant

JTED gets $20K technology grant

The grant would help JTED incorporate additional technology.

September 28, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Bra strap flash has TUSD in a tizzy

Bra strap flash has TUSD in a tizzy

Protest opened doors to talks on feminism, sexism and objectifying women.

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TUSD, Gregory School to host college fairs Tuesday

TUSD, Gregory School to host college fairs Tuesday

The college fairs are free and open to the public. 

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TUSD could face $15 million deficit next year

TUSD could face $15 million deficit next year

Projection is "worst case scenario"; district seeks solutions.

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TUSD looks at overhauling school calendar next year

TUSD looks at overhauling school calendar next year

Weeklong Thanksgiving break is possible. Aug. 10 start date off the table.

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Tucson teens get hands-on in surgical, engineering program

Tucson teens get hands-on in surgical, engineering program

Two from Palo Verde High were selected to participate in the program. 

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Marana educator earns Teacher Excellence Award

Marana educator earns Teacher Excellence Award

Paula Vinson was surprised with the award and $100 gift certificate Tuesday.

September 23, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Education notes

Education notes

32 from Sabino are named AP scholars.

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Vail high schools closed to open enrollment

Vail high schools closed to open enrollment

Vail School District closes open enrollment to incoming ninth-graders. 

September 22, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
County program helps high school students become EMTs

County program helps high school students become EMTs

The EMT course is free and offered by Pima County JTED.

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Vail teacher awarded Esperanza Latino Teacher Award

Vail teacher awarded Esperanza Latino Teacher Award

Margarito Casillas wins Chicano Por La Causa's Esperanza Latino Teacher Award.

September 21, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Sabino High School Foundation Hall of Fame

Sabino High School Foundation Hall of Fame

The foundation will induct 10 people and three championship teams.

September 21, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Tucson schools' civic engagement recognized

Tucson schools' civic engagement recognized

Two Tucson schools are being recognized for for promoting civic engagement.

September 21, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
Tuberculosis scare at Tucson school

Tuberculosis scare at Tucson school

Pima County urges families to get tested after possible exposure to tuberculosis.

September 19, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Tucson-area schools take on ALS, kindness challenges

Tucson-area schools take on ALS, kindness challenges

Vail leader to be dunked in ice water; Amphi starts kindness challenge.

September 17, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Multiple campaign violations alleged in TUSD board race

Multiple campaign violations alleged in TUSD board race

Michael Hicks, Debe Campos-Fleenor and Jen Darland address allegations. 

September 16, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Education notes: Sunnyside students to explore medical careers

Education notes: Sunnyside students to explore medical careers

Education news from Southern Arizona schools.

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TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD Governing Board candidates continue to sound off on educational issues as part of their bids for seats in Tucson’s largest school district.

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Teens wanted for service projects in Latin America

Teens wanted for service projects in Latin America

The Tucson Chapter of Amigos de las Americas is seeking teen volunteers to participate in service projects in Latin America.

September 14, 2014 3:44 pmLoading…
50 Basis students named AP scholars

50 Basis students named AP scholars

Fifty Basis students from the class of 2014 have been named AP Scholars.

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Vail District seeks community input on bond, growth

Vail District seeks community input on bond, growth

A community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

September 12, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Pima County JTED receives $20K in technology funds

Pima County JTED receives $20K in technology funds

The funds were awarded by the Arizona Department of Education. 

September 12, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
TUSD board OK's sale of Fort Lowell School

TUSD board OK's sale of Fort Lowell School

TUSD sells Fort Lowell Elementary School for $1.1 million.

September 10, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Tucson area National Merit semifinalists named

Tucson area National Merit semifinalists named

43 Tucson students have been named National Merit Scholarship program semifinalists.

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TUSD board to vote on sale of former school site

TUSD board to vote on sale of former school site

TUSD is considering a $1.1 million sale of Fort Lowell Elementary School. 

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Sunnyside receives $300k to support homeless students

Sunnyside receives $300k to support homeless students

The funds will support innovative program for homeless students and provide resources. 

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Sunnyside to host International Literacy Day

Sunnyside to host International Literacy Day

Sunnyside to host free literacy event for Tucson families on Monday. 

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2 Tucson organizations receive youth literacy grants

2 Tucson organizations receive youth literacy grants

Literacy Connects, Edge High School awarded a total of $6,000 in grants.

September 05, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
TUSD parents can sign up for attendance alerts

TUSD parents can sign up for attendance alerts

Automated phone calls, emails will notify parents of a child's absence.

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Sahuarita schools receive grant for after-school programs

Sahuarita schools receive grant for after-school programs

The after-school activities are designed to improve students' academic skills. 

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Drug rehab next to school has parents worried

Drug rehab next to school has parents worried

TUSD considers increased safety measures to protect children from drug rehab clients. 

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Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Missing just two days a month can knock students off track academically.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How TUSD candidates say they would prioritize limited resources

How TUSD candidates say they would prioritize limited resources

They are posed the question: Increase teachers' salaries or reduce class sizes?

August 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD board candidates offer ideas for transparency

TUSD board candidates offer ideas for transparency

Improvement could build public trust, encourage families to return to the district.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD Board candidates share plans for improvement

TUSD Board candidates share plans for improvement

Eight of the nine candidates share their visions.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ousted Sunnyside board member challenges 2 candidates' signatures

Ousted Sunnyside board member challenges 2 candidates' signatures

Challenge not considered official due to improper filing by Louie Gonzales.

August 26, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
TUSD Board candidates to participate in community forum

TUSD Board candidates to participate in community forum

Eight of the nine TUSD Governing Board candidates will be in attendance. 

August 26, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…
Education Notes

Education Notes

Student gets artwork on postage stamp

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Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Uncontested school board races may be canceled

Eleven Pima County school districts have uncontested governing board elections. 

August 25, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
TUSD's Sanchez addresses critical comments on automotive programs

TUSD's Sanchez addresses critical comments on automotive programs

Sanchez shares appreciation for TUSD's automotive programs despite his previous public comments. 

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Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

The 7-year-old's artwork will be featured on a postage stamp.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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TUSD seeks to fill opening on volunteer committee

TUSD seeks to fill opening on volunteer committee

Vacancy follows the committee chair's resignation, citing "slanderous remarks" by TUSD superintendent.

August 22, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Overnight closures set for Fourth Avenue underpass

Overnight closures set for Fourth Avenue underpass

The closure will affect southbound vehicles only. 

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New TUSD program gives biotech students leg up

New TUSD program gives biotech students leg up

TUSD students to help create biotech pipeline between schools, businesses.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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TUSD disputes judge's charge it's less cooperative

TUSD disputes judge's charge it's less cooperative

Judge denies TUSD's request to remove district criticism from court records. 

August 17, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

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