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TUSD creates charter school despite state funding cutoff

TUSD knowingly approved creation of a district-run charter school Tuesday despite a new state law denying funding for public-to-charter school conversions.

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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 board votes 4-1 not to renew contract of Catalina Principal Scott

TUSD board votes 4-1 not to renew contract of Catalina Principal Scott

The principal of Catalina Magnet High School will not return to the midtown campus next year after the TUSD Governing Board voted Tuesday not to renew his contract.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD won't renew contract of Catalina High's principal

The principal of Catalina Magnet High School will not return to the midtown campus next year after the TUSD Governing Board voted Tuesday night not to renew his contract.

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Former Tucson charter school closes last Arizona campus

A former Tucson charter school that owes the state millions of dollars for inflating enrollment numbers has closed its only remaining campus and left Arizona .

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TUSD appoints director of culturally relevant curriculum

The Tucson Unified School District has a new director of culturally relevant pedagogy. 

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School report cards now online

The Arizona Department of Education has rolled out a new online school report card system.

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Breakfast in classroom would benefit education

More than one of every two Arizona children who attend public school qualify for the federal free and reduced-price lunch and breakfast program based on their family’s income. The percentage of eligible kids has increased over the past five years — likely the result of the recession and enro…

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Arizona Department of Education rolls out online school report card

The Arizona Department of Education has rolled out a new online school report card system. 

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Montessori educators fear new state testing stifles learning

Montessori educators fear new state testing stifles learning

The atmosphere in Regine Ebner’s Montessori elementary-school class may appear a bit chaotic to the casual observer.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sonoran Science senior takes 1st in visual arts contest

A Sonoran Science Academy Tucson senior earned first place in a visual arts competition. 

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Sahuarita teacher stunned by $25,000 award

Walden Grove High School teacher Christopher Laughland gets a hug from a student after receiving the Milken Educator Award in a surprise assembly. The award recognizes educators for their methods, accomplishments, contributions and inspiration to students.

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Ariz. Education Department to seek delay in school ratings, reading scores

The Arizona Department of Education wants to suspend its school letter grades and third-grade reading requirement for one year as the state transitions to a new student assessment test.

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ESL programs at Sunnyside now meet state requirements

State OKs Sunnyside English-learner plans

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Charter school must repay $4.7 million over bogus enrollment claims

A now-closed Tucson charter school and its Phoenix affiliate must repay $4.7 million to the state for exaggerated enrollment claims that qualified them to get excessive education reimbursement funding from taxpayers.

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Appeal of court ruling favoring shutdown of Mexican American Studies program filed

A group of students who unsuccessfully fought to kill a law that led to the dismantling of Mexican American Studies in TUSD, and their parents, are now turning to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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TUSD's Johnson Primary named Pima County's only failing school

Johnson Primary School on Tucson’s southwest side has been named Pima County’s first, and thus-far only, failing traditional public school by the Arizona Department of Education.

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TUSD's revised book policy draws state concern

The approval for use of seven books previously removed from Tucson Unified School District classrooms is raising red flags in the Arizona Department of Education.

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New school test gets time extension

The Arizona Department of Education will allow extra time for school districts and charter schools to assess a new online assessment that might replace the AIMS test, after receiving complaints about the timing of the assessment.

October 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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