Tucson Unified School District administrators surprised the school board last week by revealing they want to require a ninth-grade multiculturalism course at three high schools - before the board has even seen or approved the curriculum.
Saying he never planned to be a long-term leader for the Tucson Unified School District, John Pedicone submitted his resignation today.
The issue of Mexican American Studies (MAS) in TUSD has escalated to the point where protests, increased security and frustrated community members are the norm at board meetings. The dismantling of this program has been the subject of national attention, scrutiny and ridicule.
TUSD's ethnic-studies departments will recognize outstanding Native American, Mexican-American and African-American students in several ceremonies this month.
A shocking new study shows that eating burritos has been linked to high incidences of “Chicano-ism” among whites. According to Professor Michael Hicks, head of the Hicks Institute of Technology’s Gastro-Ethnic Studies Department, consuming burritos can alter a subject’s genetic makeup. …
TUSD Governing Board meetings are now viewable through live streaming video on the district’s website.
The Tucson Unified School District will not be renewing the contract for Sean Arce, the director of its Mexican American Studies program.
Sean Arce was offered an assistant principal job at a middle school, but he declined.
More than 50 TUSD students skipped their regular classes today,
instead attending the “School of Ethnic Studies.”
Arizona Schools Chief John Huppenthal has ordered that 10
percent of TUSD’s monthly state aid be withheld as a result of its
Mexican American Studies Program.
Why is it that TUSD is a place where efforts to improve the
district somehow make it worse? No, I'm not talking about Mark
Stegeman. This is about last week's bus debacle, which left
thousands of students stranded across the city.
Tucson Unified School District Governing Board President Mark
Stegeman was ousted from his seat and replaced by fellow Board
Member Miguel Cuevas Tuesday night.
The Tucson Unified School District will request an
administrative hearing to appeal Arizona schools chief John
Huppenthal's decision regarding its Mexican American Studies
The Tucson Unified School District will likely find out today if
its ethnic- studies program is compliant with state law.
Tom Horne says program promotes ethnic chauvinism.
TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone says district is not out of compliance.
In his final hours as Arizona schools chief, Tom Horne is
planning to make a declaration this morning that TUSD's ethnic
studies program is in violation of state law.
Faculty representatives at the University of Arizona are voicing
disapproval of Arizona's new ethnic-studies law.