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Sunnyside OKs bids for Chaparral remodel

March 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

TUSD a ‘destination district’ for children here legally or not

The Tucson Unified School District is declaring itself an “immigrant destination district,” pledging to support students regardless of their immigration status.

March 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson Unified finally ends cycle of teacher layoffs

Spring in the Tucson Unified School District looks to be different this year — the new superintendent has canceled the damaging tradition of telling scores of teachers, librarians and school counselors that they don’t have a job for the next school year.

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
TUSD review of contract award expected today

TUSD review of contract award expected today

TUSD is expected to release an in-house review today of the awarding of a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez.

March 12, 2014 9:38 am Related Loading…

11 TUSD buses vandalized

Tucson Police are investigating a case of vandalism after 11 school buses were found with broken windshields and body damage Monday morning.

March 10, 2014 4:15 pmLoading…
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.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Colleen Niccum: Community support is key to TUSD success

Colleen Niccum: Community support is key to TUSD success

Among the many insights offered during a strategic planning session held a week ago by Tucson Unified School District leaders, a common message emerged: It takes a community to create successful schools.

March 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD superintendent's failure to disclose link erodes confidence

The honeymoon in TUSD never lasts long and it is officially over thanks to the new superintendent’s failure to disclose his connection to a strategic planning firm he has hired for $92,500 to do work in the district.

February 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD hires planning consultant with ties to new superintendent

Tucson’s largest school district has awarded a $92,500 strategic planning contract to a company headed by one of the new superintendent’s personal job references.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD hopes to grow its own new leaders

Veteran teacher Leslie Mason knows her way around a classroom.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Adelita Grijalva: TUSD in 2014- a look toward the future

Adelita Grijalva: TUSD in 2014- a look toward the future

Arizona ranks near the very bottom in per-pupil funding. Limited state support for public education coupled with diminishing federal support has placed our education system in a critical crossroad.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Community help sought to spruce up Davis Magnet School

The Tucson Unified School District is seeking community volunteers to help spruce up the Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School campus Saturday. 

February 03, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…

TUSD seeks help raising $10,000 for science, math programs

TUSD is asking the community step up to help the district raise $10,000 for science, technology, engineering and math programming.

January 30, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

TUSD hit with $23 million claim over child's head injury

A mother has filed a claim seeking $23 million from the Tucson Unified School District after her son fell from a slide at Fruchthendler Elementary and suffered a brain injury.

January 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Grijalva re-elected TUSD board president

Longtime TUSD Governing Board Member Adelita Grijalva will retain the president’s seat for another year after receiving unanimous approval Tuesday.

January 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge orders admittance changes for TUSD's University High

In an effort to increase diversity at TUSD’s award-winning University High School, the district will have to change the minimum required score on the GPA and student entrance exam, as well as use other measures, a federal judge ruled.

December 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

TUSD looks to add discount day care to benefits package

Children’s laughter and chatter may once again be heard in the hallways of a couple of closed TUSD schools under a plan that would turn the facilities into low-cost day-care options for district employees.

November 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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