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Education notes: Basis senior Buadu wins national scholarship

Education notes: Basis senior Buadu wins national scholarship

Basis senior Buadu wins nat’l scholarship 

April 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD hires director for 'culturally relevant' teaching

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

March 16, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

Art from Tucson-area high school students on display at Main Library

The Joel D. Valdez Main Library will showcase the art of local high school students through the end of the month as host of the 19th Annual High School Art Invitational. 

March 09, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

December 20, 2013 8:10 pm
Ironwood Rige students get jump start on science careers

Ironwood Rige students get jump start on science careers

They may still be in high school, but they’re living the lives of academics. Students on the eight-member Ironwood Ridge High School Students Modeling a Research Topic (SMART) Team work on research on weekends, build scientific models, travel to conferences and present academic papers.

December 19, 2013 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…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Respect isn't earned, it's learned

The nearly 100 students who attend Sentinel Peak High School in the Flowing Wells Unified District are proof that the American high school system doesn’t work for everyone.

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TUSD sells closed school site, Wrightstown Elementary, to developer

The TUSD Governing Board has approved a $1.6 million deal for a residential development on the site of the now-closed Wrightstown Elementary School — marking the first time the district has transferred ownership of one of its closed schools.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Michael Hicks and Mark Stegeman: UHS campus with adjacent middle school would benefit students, district

Michael Hicks and Mark Stegeman: UHS campus with adjacent middle school would benefit students, district

Middle school is a difficult transition for many students and their teachers, but transitions create opportunities. Imagine a middle school adjacent to a nationally ranked high school, a middle school open to any student with high academic goals and eager to take advantage of the unique reso…

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo at the Under Armour All America game.

November 23, 2013 9:10 pm

TUSD rejects proposal to move University High

The possibility of moving University High School to its own campus is no longer on the table, leaving the award-winning school to continue its partnership with Rincon High for now.

November 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Core curriculum standards have consequences

Some kids don’t like to color. Despite the kits to create one’s own crayons or view products in 3-D, some kids are not interested. Even assigning exotic names and adding scents are not enough to hook every child into becoming a coloring aficionado.

November 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
William McCallum: Engaging students in mathematics

William McCallum: Engaging students in mathematics

What if we lived in a world where people knew, used and enjoyed mathematics? What if mathematics made sense to students? What if teachers teaching fractions in Grade 3 could tell the story of how fractions flow naturally from whole numbers in Grade 2?

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

October 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Program to help dropouts build a better future

For Adrienne Medina things simply did not work out after toiling for four years in high school,

October 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

High school student running for Iowa town mayor

CORALVILLE — An 18-year-old high school senior is throwing his hat into the ring to replace retiring 81-year-old Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett.

September 20, 2013 3:08 pm
Nogales High School is role model for minority academic achievement

Nogales High School is role model for minority academic achievement

There is something to be said about a school district such as Nogales Unified, where 99 percent of the students are Hispanic or another minority.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD considers extra credit for University High applicants

In an effort to increase the number of African-American and Hispanic students admitted at University High School, TUSD is considering giving kids who come up just short academically extra credit for being highly motivated.

September 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo played in Under Armour All America game. -- Credit: Courtesy Baseball Factory -- ARM Story #21014 - gaona col

August 29, 2013 4:27 pmLoading…
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Sahuaro’s Alex Verdugo had a double on the first pitch he saw and pitched a scoreless inning en route to being named the MVP of the National Team in Saturday’s Under Armour All-America game.

August 29, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…

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