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TUSD leases space to preschool for children in poverty

The Tucson Unified School District will lease unused space to an organization that will provide a preschool for children in poverty on the southwest side.

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TUSD creates charter school despite state funding cutoff

TUSD knowingly approved creation of a district-run charter school Tuesday despite a new state law denying funding for public-to-charter school conversions.

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TUSD's Augustine Romero to take over Pueblo High Magnet School

TUSD's Augustine Romero to take over Pueblo High Magnet School

The director of TUSD’s multicultural curriculum department will take over Pueblo Magnet High School for the upcoming school year.

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Lost keys pose security risk in Tucson Unified School District

Lost keys pose security risk in Tucson Unified School District

Master keys at nearly every campus within the Tucson Unified School District have been lost or stolen, creating a significant problem, TUSD officials have acknowledged.

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Magnet school compound TUSD integration woes, consultant says

The Tucson Unified School District may look at reducing the number of magnet schools despite fighting a recommendation by a desegregation expert last year to do exactly that.

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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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TUSD works to address growth at Rincon, University High

In an effort to address a growth in student enrollment at Rincon/University High School, the Tucson Unified School District will be installing portable classrooms on the midtown campus.

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Sunnyside OKs bids for Chaparral remodel

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TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

TUSD charter plan for C.E. Rose would also reopen 2 campuses

Over the last several years, the awards and accolades have been rolling in at C.E. Rose, a TUSD school nestled in a south-side neighborhood.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD adds transgendered to its non-discrimination policy

The Tucson Unified School District is revising its nondiscrimination policy to protect transgender students, staff members and others.

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TUSD approves policy to protect transgender students

TUSD approves policy to protect transgender students

The Tucson Unified School District is revising its non discrimination policy to protect transgender students, staff and others.

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TUSD board votes 4-1 not to renew contract of Catalina Principal Scott

TUSD board votes 4-1 not to renew contract of Catalina Principal Scott

The principal of Catalina Magnet High School will not return to the midtown campus next year after the TUSD Governing Board voted Tuesday not to renew his contract.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TUSD won't renew contract of Catalina High's principal

The principal of Catalina Magnet High School will not return to the midtown campus next year after the TUSD Governing Board voted Tuesday night not to renew his contract.

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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…
Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

Planning contract legal, TUSD finds

TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.

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TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

TUSD's strategic-planning consultant got prior insight into district needs, emails show

The consultant hired to lead TUSD’s $92,500 strategic planning initiative met with district officials and was provided insight into their planning needs months before the district began soliciting contract bids, district emails and records show.

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TUSD’s Sanchez seeks to retain ability to unilaterally approve larger contracts

TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez says he will fight an effort by Governing Board member Michael Hicks to lower the threshold amount to require board approval on consultant contracts.

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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.

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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.

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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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