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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.

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Sunnyside OKs bids for Chaparral remodel

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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…

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…
Cuevas seeks return to TUSD board

Cuevas seeks return to TUSD board

Former TUSD Governing Board Member Miguel Cuevas is looking to return to the dais in Tucson’s largest school district.

March 14, 2014 2:20 pmLoading…
TUSD's Sanchez gave consultant early track on Tucson contract

TUSD's Sanchez gave consultant early track on Tucson contract

TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez gave the head of a Texas education-consulting company a private early notice about a training program he intended to create here, and encouraged her to bid on the contract.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD lifts ban on 7 Mexican-American Studies books

TUSD lifts ban on 7 Mexican-American Studies books

Seven books that were banned after the elimination of Mexican American Studies may be making their way back into TUSD classrooms.

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Road Runner: Top 10 street signs stolen in Pima County

Road Runner: Top 10 street signs stolen in Pima County

There is only one North Nirvana Place in Pima County, but the same street sign is hanging in bedrooms, garages and man caves throughout the area.

September 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD's Hicks: Move public's comments to end of meetings

If TUSD Governing Board Member Michael Hicks has his way, the public will have to wait until the end of meetings to address the board.

August 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD to begin national search for new superintendent

The hunt for TUSD’s next superintendent is on, as the Governing Board approved the recruitment and hiring process Tuesday night.

April 02, 2013 9:30 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: TUSD updates

The TUSD Governing Board hopes to offer “culturally relevant” courses for students next year. The curriculum may include fields of study as diverse as as ringtone musicology, fundamentals of Facebook, fast food aesthetics, and call center linguistics.

January 09, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

TUSD board member says he won't vote on school closures

One TUSD board member issued a statement, just before tonight’s board meeting started, saying he will abstain from voting tonight.

December 20, 2012 6:52 pmLoading…

TUSD to sell Wrightstown Elementary to developers

A group of Tucson developers is planning to build luxury rental homes on the shuttered Wrightstown Elementary School site after the TUSD Governing Board approved a sale that will bring in nearly $1.6 million.

May 23, 2012 2:00 pmLoading…

TUSD board adds call to audience for special meetings

The TUSD Governing Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to add a call to the audience during its special board meetings.

May 13, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Fitz: Burritos in the news

     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. …

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TUSD's Arce voted out amid protest

TUSD's Arce voted out amid protest

Supporters of the Mexican American Studies program give out burritos before the TUSD board meeting. The move was inspired by board member Michael Hicks saying on national television that the program's teachers bought burritos for students to build their bond.

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TUSD's Arce voted out amid protest

TUSD's Arce voted out amid protest

A split TUSD Governing Board voted late Tuesday not to renew the contract of the Mexican American Studies director, after throngs of protesters had delayed the vote nearly an hour.

April 11, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

TUSD board ousts Mexican American Studies director amid protest

A split TUSD Governing Board voted late Tuesday not to renew the contract of the Mexican American Studies director, after throngs of protesters had delayed the vote nearly an hour.

April 10, 2012 6:45 pmLoading…
Former board members decry TUSD ethnic studies controversy

Former board members decry TUSD ethnic studies controversy

A group of former TUSD Governing Board members is calling on the current board to lead by example and conduct itself in a manner that "unifies rather than divides."

April 10, 2012 12:03 am Related Loading…

Josh Brodesky: A Hicks interview with more burrito context

Ever since his debacle on "The Daily Show," Michael Hicks has said his comments were taken out of context.

April 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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