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Sunnyside kicks off new digital literacy effort

The Sunnyside Unified School District is kicking off a new campaign for fourth- and fifth-graders that blends literacy and technology.

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Middle-schoolers express love of reading with library mural

Middle-schoolers express love of reading with library mural

Flowing Wells Junior High School students blended their passion for art and literature by creating a mural for the school library.

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Free reading help

If you've got beginning readers or kids who are struggling with reading, there's a Pima County Public Library session that can help.

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Here's how you can help: Reading Seed, which helps kids catch up, needs volunteers, donations

Here's how you can help: Reading Seed, which helps kids catch up, needs volunteers, donations

"Is something on my head?" "There is a bird on my head?" To a kid, it's a laugh-out-loud silly story by Mo Willems. To a Reading Seed coach, it's way more.

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Book festival award of $200K going to UA, 2 literacy groups

Representatives of the Tucson Festival of Books will present a $200,000 check today to the University of Arizona and two other literacy organizations at an international celebration of literacy.

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

Patricia Valenzuela, a regular patron, goes online at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Computer access and digital resources, such as e-books, will increasingly become a focus of the library system.

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

Levi Walton, 18, looks at a book at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library downtown, where he stops in almost every day, he said.

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Library gets read on future

Library gets read on future

The library of your near future will have more digital books, more meeting spaces and a bigger role in promoting literacy in both books and technology. The library's new four-year strategic plan paints a picture of how libraries are changing.

August 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Free books and backpacks at Bilingual Literacy Fair Saturday

Children can snag free books in Spanish and backpacks this weekend at the Bilingual Literacy Fair.

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

"The Deliverer" hands out prizes and pumps students up before a drowning-prevention presentation by the Drexel Heights Fire District "Fire Pals" program. The program was at Miller Elementary School, on the southwest side, Monday.

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Kindergartner Angel Leon, center, danced to music with his "Water Safety" booklet during the interactive assembly at the school.

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Firefighters give kids messages that matter

Firefighters give kids messages that matter

As 11-year-old Kevin Ray stood in front of 500 of his classmates, he couldn't have been prouder to proclaim what his "it" factor was.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Nonprofit book-collection groups clash with upstart for-profit rival

Nonprofit book-collection groups clash with upstart for-profit rival

Big blue book-donation bins used to say "Books for Charity" on them. They've been relabeled to say "read, reuse, recycle."

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Nonprofit book-collection groups clash with upstart for-profit rival

Nonprofit book-collection groups clash with upstart for-profit rival

Local nonprofit library booster groups are having a turf tussle with a for-profit used-book company.

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A sea of characters for 'Disney on Ice'

A sea of characters for 'Disney on Ice'

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse were the hosts of "Disney on Ice." I got to attend opening night on Oct. 15 at the Tucson Convention Center. The magic started at the pre-show, which had a display of the dresses of all the princesses that I know, such as Jasmine, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Sn…

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Fundraiser to benefit '45-mph couch potatoes'

Fall has arrived in the Old Pueblo, and what it lacks in colorful leaves it makes up for in fine weather.

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Students dote on this teacher

Students dote on this teacher

When La Cima Middle School teacher Cindy Rolewski started her career, there was no such thing as a technology teacher.

October 29, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Students dote on this teacher

Students dote on this teacher

 

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Students dote on this teacher

Students dote on this teacher

 

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