The Tucson Unified School District is backing down from requiring freshmen to take a "culturally relevant" course in the fall.
Freshmen at three TUSD high schools may be required to take a "culturally relevant" course in the fall as part of the district's effort to retain students.
A state law targeting Mexican American Studies courses has been upheld by a federal judge.
A lawsuit filed against TUSD by an ex-teacher who spoke out against Mexican American Studies has been dismissed, with both sides agreeing to pay their own legal costs and no damages awarded.
College credit offered for ethnic-studies class
The TUSD Governing Board unanimously approved a plan formulated to bring racial balance to the district's schools Tuesday.
At TUSD's first public forum on its new proposed desegregation plan, most speakers used the opportunity to lobby for the return of Mexican American studies.
Hace 40 años, cuando era estudiante, aparecí en un canal local de televisión discutiendo la historia de Arizona en nombre del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucsón (Tucson Unified School District, TUSD).
In 1991, author and cultural historian Jeff Biggers returned to Tucson - the place he considers home - to reacquaint himself after having been away for several years.
A Mohave County man who made death threats against a UA Mexican-American studies professor will have to serve one year of supervised probation.
An effort to encourage more civility in the discourse on Mexican American Studies quickly turned into a debate in which a state official again called the curriculum "racist" Thursday.
Throughout the year, supporters of TUSD's Mexican American Studies program have accused the district of book banning.
Alanna Castro, left center, and Alfred Chavez with Tucson Freedom Summer talk to reporters outside the home of TUSD board member Mark Stegeman.
TUSD board member Mark Stegeman wants to return to district classrooms seven books removed as part of the elimination of Mexican American Studies courses.
An initiative intended to educate the community on Mexican American studies begins Sunday.
The appointment of TUSD's new Mexican American Student Services director was made with little backlash Monday as a crowd of program supporters sat quietly in the Governing Board meeting room.
When TUSD board members voted to suspend Mexican American Studies courses, they vowed to incorporate more multicultural curriculum into all subject areas.
PHOENIX - A federal judge on Thursday blocked state officials from interceding in a court case involving how best to ensure that the Tucson Unified School District is properly desegregated.