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TUSD Won't Lose Funding For Now, State Schools Chief Says

Douglas says she will continue working with Tucson schools to ensure ethnic studies align with state law.

Mar 3, 2015
TUSD children in classroom.

Auditor: State Schools Spend Less Per Student Than US Average

About 54% of Arizona funds go to instruction compared with 61% nationally, state report says.

Mar 3, 2015

Decision on Pima College Accreditation Expected Soon

Oversight agency met last week, says it will announce decision within 10 business days.

Mar 2, 2015
A student in Tucson High School's African American literature class

Sanchez: TUSD Meets Arizona Requirement on Ethnic Studies

District given until Wednesday to address state superintendent's concerns with some teaching approaches.

Mar 2, 2015

ASU President: Ducey Puts 'Low Priority' on Higher Education

Michael Crow sends e-mail to students, aulmni; Regents president issues quick conciliatory message.

Mar 2, 2015

Parents of Slain Journalist Discuss Dangers of Foreign Reporting

UA Center for Border and Global Journalism hosts panel discussion on campus Thursday.

Feb 26, 2015

UA Adjunct Faculty Members Seek Better Working Conditions

Higher pay, smaller classes, multi-year contracts desired; UA official: 'This is challenging time.'

Feb 25, 2015
Many schools are heavily dependent on volunteers and we visit two schools in the Tucson Unified School District where we talk to volunteers and administrators.

Business Boost to 'Read On, Tucson' Off to Good Start, But ...

More effort needed until it is 'in the DNA of a community,' early childhood education expert says.

Feb 24, 2015

Part-Time, Non-Tenured UA Faculty Set to Protest

Improved pay, paths to promotion, multi-year contracts, smaller class sizes among their grievances.

Feb 24, 2015
Principal Jim Heinzelmann

Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

Starting teacher pay in Arizona, averaging $32,000, is 12% lower than national average of $36,000.

Feb 23, 2015

TUSD Cancels AIMS Tests in Light of New State Law

Enacted Friday, legislation eliminates graduation requirement to pass test for 4 years

Feb 22, 2015

Standardized Tests No Longer Required in High School

State law, effective Friday, eliminates mandate to pass AIMS or any state exam to graduate

Feb 20, 2015
TUSD children in classroom.

Board of Education Staffers Back on Job Tuesday

Douglas disputes their reinstatement, says she will seek remedies via 'legislative and judicial' channels.

Feb 17, 2015

UA Grad Students Ask Lawmakers to Limit Cuts

Legislators say universities could face cuts up to $100 million, much more than in governor's proposal.

Feb 16, 2015
TUSD children in classroom.

Education Board Votes to Seek Staffers' Reinstatement

In 7-1 vote Friday, schools chief Douglas is lone dissenter; she hints she may not comply, report says.

Feb 13, 2015

Douglas ‘Looking Forward’ to Working With Gov. on Controversial Education Firings

A day after state school superintendent bashed Ducey, she changes tone

Feb 12, 2015

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