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Magnet school compound TUSD integration woes, consultant says

The Tucson Unified School District may look at reducing the number of magnet schools despite fighting a recommendation by a desegregation expert last year to do exactly that.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD to turn 2 closed schools into employee child-care centers

The Tucson Unified School District will spend more than $1.3 million to renovate two closed elementary schools to use as low-cost child-care centers for employees.

February 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge orders admittance changes for TUSD's University High

In an effort to increase diversity at TUSD’s award-winning University High School, the district will have to change the minimum required score on the GPA and student entrance exam, as well as use other measures, a federal judge ruled.

December 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD asks judge to allow new University High admission plans

The Tucson Unified School District has asked a federal judge to disregard a desegregation expert’s request to kill a new admissions plan for University High School.

December 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Deseg plaintiffs ask TUSD to pay $2.2M in attorney fees

The plaintiffs in a decades-old desegregation case are requesting that TUSD cover $2.2 million in attorney fees — a request that the district calls excessive.

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TUSD changes law firms for deseg case

The Tucson Unified School District has selected new legal counsel to handle desegregation issues, parting ways with the firm — DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy — that has served TUSD for 39 years.

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Special master will ask court to reject new University High admission policy

TUSD’s new University High School admissions plan is in danger of being struck down after receiving negative feedback from a desegregation expert.

December 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Deseg plan shouldn't punish today's Tucson Unified students

The Tucson Unified School District has lived under a federal desegregation court order for nearly 40 years.

November 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD chief ready to fight to preserve district's new magnet plan

The Tucson Unified School District is fighting objections to its magnet school plan, asking a national desegregation expert to give the plan a chance.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Desegregation overseer faults latest TUSD plan

A magnet plan recently passed by TUSD’s Governing Board has been rejected by the desegregation expert put in place to oversee district efforts to bring racial balance to its schools.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Forums on magnet plans at 3 TUSD schools begin today

Three schools facing the threat of losing their magnet status will have the chance for backers and/or critics to help determine their future at community forums starting tonight.

October 01, 2013 8:45 amLoading…
TUSD rejects magnet school overhaul

TUSD rejects magnet school overhaul

The TUSD Governing Board elected not to adopt a magnet plan that could have eliminated popular, academically successful programs at numerous district schools on Tuesday night.

September 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD discute presupuesto para la igualdad

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucsón (TUSD, por sus siglas en inglés) podría invertir hasta 83.3 millones de dólares en un plan para que sus escuelas lleguen a un equilibrio racial.

May 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Many TUSD programs won't get deseg funds

Many programs that once received desegregation funds in TUSD will no longer see that money under a new plan set to kick in next school year.

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD may spend $84.5 million on desegregation plan

TUSD may spend $84.5 million on desegregation plan

The Tucson Unified School District may spend as much as $84.5 million on a plan designed to bring its schools into racial balance.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
US judge gives TUSD go-ahead to close 11 schools, cites deficit

US judge gives TUSD go-ahead to close 11 schools, cites deficit

In one program, Howenstine High Magnet School students built homes for Habitat for Humanity. The school is one of 11 scheduled to close.

February 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
US judge gives TUSD go-ahead to close 11 schools, cites deficit

US judge gives TUSD go-ahead to close 11 schools, cites deficit

A federal judge has given TUSD the OK to close 11 schools, citing a looming $17 million budget deficit that has left the district no other choice.

February 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: TUSD has yet to remedy its disgraceful history of segregation

Guest Column: TUSD has yet to remedy its disgraceful history of segregation

The wistful piece "Deseg order is holding TUSD back" (Jan. 27) laments the U.S. District Court's continued oversight of the school district and points to the many ways in which the court is involved in the operation of our region's largest school district. It suggests that this oversight inh…

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