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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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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…
More and more TUSD students opting for other education options

More and more TUSD students opting for other education options

More than 25,000 students living in the Tucson Unified School District have opted to go to charter schools or attend classes in surrounding school districts instead.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's Sanchez should be commended for reform but ought to take responsibility

Tucson Unified School District Superintendent H.T. Sanchez isn’t quite ready to admit mistakes were made in the awarding of a $92,500 contract to a company he developed ties to while working in Texas, but his actions last week are a good indicator the district is ready to move on from the cu…

April 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD works to address growth at Rincon, University High

In an effort to address a growth in student enrollment at Rincon/University High School, the Tucson Unified School District will be installing portable classrooms on the midtown campus.

March 31, 2014 11:10 amLoading…

Education notes

Sunnyside OKs bids for Chaparral remodel

March 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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 a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

The Tucson Unified School District is declaring itself an “immigrant destination district,” pledging to support students regardless of their immigration status.

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TUSD adds transgendered to its non-discrimination policy

The Tucson Unified School District is revising its nondiscrimination policy to protect transgender students, staff members and others.

March 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD approves policy to protect transgender students

TUSD approves policy to protect transgender students

The Tucson Unified School District is revising its non discrimination policy to protect transgender students, staff and others.

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TUSD tightens contracting rules for hiring consultants

The Tucson Unified School District is strengthening its internal controls for procuring consultant services in an effort it says will avoid the appearance of wrongdoing.

March 26, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Tucson Unified finally ends cycle of teacher layoffs

Spring in the Tucson Unified School District looks to be different this year — the new superintendent has canceled the damaging tradition of telling scores of teachers, librarians and school counselors that they don’t have a job for the next school year.

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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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Catalina Magnet High School principal's contract may not be renewed

Catalina Magnet High School principal's contract may not be renewed

For the last five years, Rex Scott has served as the principal of a TUSD high school that he fondly refers to as a “microcosm of the world.”

March 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD review of contract award expected today

TUSD review of contract award expected today

TUSD is expected to release an in-house review today of the awarding of a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez.

March 12, 2014 9:38 am Related Loading…
TUSD considers end to early kindergarten admission

TUSD considers end to early kindergarten admission

The Tucson Unified School District might put an end to early admission into kindergarten.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

The consultant hired to lead TUSD’s $92,500 strategic planning initiative met with district officials and was provided insight into their planning needs months before the district began soliciting contract bids, district emails and records show.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Colleen Niccum: Community support is key to TUSD success

Colleen Niccum: Community support is key to TUSD success

Among the many insights offered during a strategic planning session held a week ago by Tucson Unified School District leaders, a common message emerged: It takes a community to create successful schools.

March 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD superintendent's failure to disclose link erodes confidence

The honeymoon in TUSD never lasts long and it is officially over thanks to the new superintendent’s failure to disclose his connection to a strategic planning firm he has hired for $92,500 to do work in the district.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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