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Michael Hicks and Mark Stegeman: UHS campus with adjacent middle school would benefit students, district

Michael Hicks and Mark Stegeman: UHS campus with adjacent middle school would benefit students, district

Middle school is a difficult transition for many students and their teachers, but transitions create opportunities. Imagine a middle school adjacent to a nationally ranked high school, a middle school open to any student with high academic goals and eager to take advantage of the unique reso…

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest Column: TUSD needs an internal auditor, as property-theft case demonstrates

Guest Column: TUSD needs an internal auditor, as property-theft case demonstrates

The recent news that the Tucson Unified School District put six employees on administrative leave after years of alleged property theft reinforces the longstanding argument for establishing an internal auditor in TUSD.

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: TUSD board listens to constituents, provides reasonable public access

A May 16 Star editorial ("TUSD board right to add another call to audience") criticized my vote on the Tucson Unified School District's policy concerning audience calls, but the editorial presented only one side of the issue.

May 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD needs community support, balanced ethnic studies

TUSD needs community support, balanced ethnic studies

When the governing board of the Tucson Unified School District recently voted to suspend its Mexican American Studies (MAS) classes, the resolution also said:

February 09, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Both sides must listen, share views in ethnic studies debate

Recently I proposed a reform of the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies curriculum.

May 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD should widen but revamp ethnic studies curriculum

Arizona's ethnic studies law sets vague limits on curriculum content and gives arbitrary enforcement power to one official, the state schools superintendent. I support the effort to repeal this law, and TUSD has appealed the previous state superintendent's interpretation of its provisions.

March 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD Raza Studies issue would benefit from critical thinking

Arizona's Ethnic Studies law (HB 2281) is a heavy-handed and vaguely worded strike at a single curriculum program, the Tucson Unified School District's Raza (Mexican-American) Studies. The law takes effect on Dec. 31, and Tom Horne, the incoming attorney general who has been the state's scho…

December 29, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD still faces many challenges, but progress is being made

After 16 months on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, I recommend the job to anyone who feels that life is getting stale. Here is one viewpoint, from the firing range.

May 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Passing TUSD override makes economic sense

Passing TUSD override makes economic sense

Arizona slashed education spending this year, falling to 50th among all 50 states in spending per pupil. The future looks even worse: federal stimulus funds will decline rapidly and funding from the Legislature will probably fall further before it comes back — if it ever comes back.

October 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Agenda-policy shift will help TUSD

Agenda-policy shift will help TUSD

A recent Arizona Daily Star editorial ("TUSD board shows pettiness, no leadership," Feb. 15) painted an incomplete picture of the policy change affecting the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board's agenda committee.

March 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Vote 'yes' on 403: TUSD's best days are yet to come

Vote 'yes' on 403: TUSD's best days are yet to come

Proposition 403 gives voters in the Tucson Unified School District the opportunity to reduce class sizes, expand a successful arts program, and increase pay for teachers in hard-to-fill specialties. I strongly support Proposition 403.

October 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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