The Tucson Unified School District has lived under a federal desegregation court order for nearly 40 years.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are free to give parents what amounts to a voucher of public funds to educate their children at any private or parochial school they want, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today.
The will of the voters, coupled with a constitutional provision prohibiting legislative tinkering with anything approved at the ballot, pretty much makes ignoring mandated adjustments to public school funding off limits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
It's safe to say that no public school in Arizona has ever suffered from the Legislature's too-bountiful largesse. Quite the opposite.
Teacher to participate in STEM fellowship
Teacher Brenda King arranges the desks of her first-grade classroom at Lulu Walker Elementary School, 1750 W. Roller Coaster Road. This is her first time back in the classroom in 14 years. She began her 30-year career as a teacher and has worked as a trainer and evaluator as well.
Gone are the days when summer vacation would stretch close to Labor Day. The time kids have to indulge in camps, TV, video games and water-balloon battles is nearing an end, with class starting in early August at most schools.
Wilson K-8 teacher heading to Arctic
Students from Salpointe Catholic High School take advantage of the school's junior volunteer day to make bells at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters at 40 W. Broadway. The bells are given out to people who are recognized for kind acts toward others.
Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003 after the death of her son Ben. Her efforts have inspired acts of kindness across the country.
Michaela Hurtado, 17, and a junior at Salpointe Catholic High School, paints a ceramic disc at Ben's Bells' downtown headquarters. On Friday, students painted pieces to be fired and used to create the bells.
For 10 years, Ben's Bells have popped up throughout Tucson. The brightly colored chimes have been found hanging on trees, fences and signs, encouraging the lucky finders to spread kindness to others.
Chat live with TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone today about his time with the district and his unexpected resignation announced Wednesday.
Changes in teaching of English are rejected
Seniors to participate in leadership confab
Charter-school plans have been scaled back for two TUSD elementary schools.
Mountain View's Oliver receives honor