Tucson-area educators said students are having a more challenging time adapting to in-person school and the social interactions that come with it.
Plus: Ironwood High band director to march in Pasadena Rose Parade, Tucson businesses partner up for toy donations, and teacher at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind gets excellence award.
Plus: high school students honored with character awards, Catalina Foothills holds virtual meetings for kinder programs, and teachers receive $2,500 awards from 'Wishes for Teachers.'
Some school districts have implemented changes to their teaching models — including outdoor learning spaces and real-time tutoring — to make up for the learning and social experience gaps created during the pandemic.
OPINION: "Most of us recognize that our schools are vital institutions – and that our school boards are the foundation for our schools. What we may not yet have absorbed is how virulently members of our school boards and their families are being threatened by a number of parents and community members who disagree with board decisions," writes Tucsonan Shirley Kiser.
Plus: Sahuarita Unified teacher is presented with excellence award, Tanque Verde holds open enrollment and TUSD to host Magnet and Programs Fair.
The former bookstore finance manager was indicted after a state audit revealed she failed to report and deposit nearly $3,000 in school funds.
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Brown spent nearly a dozen years with TUSD, counseling the district through school closures and desegregation, and recently led community efforts to revitalize the Tucson Urban League.
2021 University High School graduation at Kino Stadium on May 27, 2021.
2021 Sahuaro High School graduation on May 27, 2021.
2021 Tucson Magnet High School graduation on May 27, 2021.
OPINION: "Over the last 19 years as a TUSD board member," writes longtime TUSD board memeber Adelita Grijalva, "one of the most contentious and controversial issues has been this court case and court oversight."
Free meal distribution continues at districts throughout Tucson, Arizona. Check this list for times and locations for children to get free breakfast and lunch.
Dos miembros del personal de una escuela del oeste de Tucsón dieron positivo por COVID-19, lo que provocó que otros seis empleados tuvieran que ponerse en cuarentena y cerrar el campus. No había niños en la escuela.
Citing record hospitalizations, a lack of rapid test results and a high number of coronavirus cases, the Pima County Health Department says face-to-face in-person learning is not safe in Tucson at this time.
Sessions for families are scheduled in both English and Spanish. A separate session is planned for Tucson Unified employees.
Habrá tres transmisiones distintas en Facebook: en inglés, en español y otra para el personal de TUSD. La sesión en español es el lunes 27, de 6 a 7 p.m.
Students in the Tucson Unified School District could be supervised by monitors who will be tasked with ensuring pandemic safety guidelines while educators teach virtually from home.
Many students in the Tucson Unified School District could be supervised by monitors who will be tasked with ensuring pandemic safety guidelines in a combination teaching plan for online and in-person learning.
Muchos estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucsón podrían ser supervisados por monitores en el salón de clases, mientras su maestro imparte las lecciones en línea.
Many students in the Tucson Unified School District could be supervised by monitors who will be tasked with ensuring pandemic safety guidelines in in a combination teaching plan for online and in-person learning.
Tucson Unified School District spent $1.2 million on law enforcement in 2018 and 2019,to have school resource officers at schools and off-duty law enforcement at events.
Face masks, social distancing and more cleaning part of a series of recommendations TUSD is considering before school resumes in August.
A TUSD task force presented recommendations to the board on face masks, health screenings, transportation, physical distancing and other measures to limit the spread of coronavirus as the district prepares for the upcoming school year.