Here's what's happening with mask mandates in Tucson-area …
Masking in Amphitheater Public Schools became optional Tuesday after Superintendent Todd Jaeger sent a letter about the change to students and staff. “Our district will continue to encourage those who choose to wear a mask to do so, and we will enforce our prohibition of disrespectful behavior toward anyone based upon their choice of whether
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This UA expert is writing comic books to teach kids chemistry 🧪📖
(4 days ago) Colleen Kelley, an instructor of chemistry at the University of Arizona, has written a comic book (“The M.C. Detective Agency: Chemical Solutions Required”) to help kids better understand the fundamental concepts of chemistry. After seeing inequities in science education throughout her 25-year teaching career, a UA chemistry instructor is
Tucson-area police departments helping schools prepare for active
(7 days ago) In addition to communication, law enforcement leaders are also focused on building relationships with schools around the county. Nanos stressed the importance of partnering with the school boards, saying he had spoken to Dustin Williams, the Pima County School superintendent, and hopes to speak with Gabriel Trujillo, the Tucson Unified School …
Arizona House approves voucher access for all K-12 students
(5 days ago) Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services. PHOENIX — The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona child get state funds to attend a private or parochial school. The party-line vote for universal voucher availability for all 1.1 million K-12 students came even after the Republican majority removed the only accountability
Political Notebook: Majority opinion on funding education …
(6 days ago) In an April survey of likely Arizona voters conducted by the Center for the Future of Arizona, 82% supported increasing funding for schools, and 65% of the total supported the idea strongly. It’s a majority view among all political affiliations.
Letters to the Editor: June 22 Letters to the Editor tucson.com
(Just Now) He has hidden all his education records, and his recollections do not match the reports from the schools he “attended” through a paid surrogate student. He served as president for four years but was defeated by over 7 million votes. Upon leaving office, his approval rating was 34%, the weakest overall approval rating of any of his
Coronavirus cases in Arizona, mapped by county: June 22
(9 days ago) Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star. Coronavirus Pandemic in Tucson. Vanessa Richards, 18, left, and Ella Dotson, 17, take a selfie as their friend, Camilla Hamilton, 17, gets her photo taken by Vanessa's mother, Chrissi, along Scott Ave. in …
Photos: Amphitheater School District Student Art Show
(1 days ago) Apr 14, 2022 Updated Apr 14, 2022. Approximately 2,000 works by students ranging from kindergartners through high school seniors are on display throughout the halls of the Tucson Mall until April 27. Amphitheater School District Student Art Show. Shoppers stroll past the window display of two pieces from Ironwood Ridge High School students
Arizona government, schools spar in court over funding …
(3 days ago) Arizona government, schools spar in court over funding requirements. PHOENIX — The state wants a judge to throw out a 5-year-old lawsuit charging that lawmakers are not living up to their constitutional and court-ordered obligation to adequately fund new schools and repair existing ones. Hanging in the balance is whether lawmakers will be
Registration open for Arizona's free summer program
(6 days ago) Apr 26, 2022 Updated 16 hrs ago. Parents in Arizona can now register their children for summer “camps” set up by the state to help schoolchildren who have had educational delays due to the pandemic catch up. The free summer school camps range between two to eight weeks long, and can be structured for students in pre-kindergarten through
Talk to dozens of summer camps and schools at our upcoming fair
(6 days ago) On April 10, we’re hosting our annual School & Camp Fair, where more than 60 organizations will be in attendance to talk to you about their upcoming summer camps, the 2022-2023 school year and any other programs and classes they offer. Pictured is the #ThisIsTucson School and Camp Fair held at the Jewish Community Center on Feb. 16, 2020.
Tucson schools struggle to maintain facilities as governor …
(9 days ago) The executive budget, released Friday, restores $371 million in additional assistance, flexible funding for district and charter schools that can be used for capital expenses like building improvements, curriculum and textbooks, although a number of districts have had to use some of that funding to supplement staff salaries as well.
Photos: Sunnyside High School wrestlers offering help on the mat …
(3 days ago) Jaime Rivera, one of the coaches, leads his students in a post-workout cheer during Counting Takedowns' week-long wrestling and economics camp at Sunnyside High School, Tucson, Ariz., June 14, 2022.
Tucson schools reopen for hybrid learning. Here's what it looks like
(Just Now) The district is asking parents to take their child’s temperature every morning before school and assess them for signs of illness. And any student or staff member who shows signs of illness will be promptly sent home. Like other schools throughout the district, Copper View has an isolation area for sick children who may need to be picked up.
Don't toss the mini fridge out! University of Arizona is repurposing
(Just Now) Michael Beauregard, a student worker with the University of Arizona’s Green Team and event lead for “Dodge the Dumpster,” binds bundles of discarded hangers for salvage on May 9, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. Dodge the Dumpster, now in its second year, seeks to save discarded clothing, bedding, appliances, toiletries and cleaning supplies from the dumpster.
Sunnyside accepting new signups for ongoing wrestling, literacy …
(1 days ago) Sunnyside accepting new signups for ongoing wrestling, literacy camp. Abril Chavez puts her new lesson to good use, taking down Xitlali Verduzco as the two spar during Counting Takedowns week-long wrestling and economics camp at Sunnyside High School, Tucson, Ariz., June 14, 2022. A wrestling and financial literacy camp for local kids hosted by
Where to find free food for kids and adults this summer
(4 days ago) Tucson Unified School District. TUSD's summer meal program is available at every TUSD school. Summer meals can be picked up for any child 18 and under and taken home. Elementary schools: Available June 6-30, Monday-Thursday. Breakfast is served 7:30-8 a.m. Lunch is noon to 12:30 p.m. K-8 schools and middle schools:
Outdoor learning, real-time tutors: Tucson-area schools fill …
(4 days ago) Since Tucson-area schools returned from winter break, district personnel have been battling a rising number of COVID-19 cases that has put a strain on their staffing resources. Other COVID news: More people in Arizona and Pima County tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of January than any other week on record.
TUSD says its teachers' pay raises were higher than auditor reported
(3 days ago) Those base salaries were then increased by an increment of $700 in Fiscal Year 2018; $3,800 in Fiscal Year 2019; and $1,500 each in Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021. That salary schedule meant that TUSD teachers saw between a 16.6% and 21% increase to their salaries over that four-year period. According to Weatherless, that brought the district’s
Education funding revamp skips input from traditional public schools
(5 days ago) A funding plan made public Monday would revamp how the state funds schools, but critics say it's rushed and lacks input from traditional public schools. Rick Wiley, Arizona Daily Star. Howard Fischer. PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with the first major revamp in four decades of how schools are funded despite the fact that
Hansen's Top Teams, No. 72: Collection of stars made Tucson …
(1 days ago) The Badgers’ rise to swimming prominence wasn’t happenstance. Wandrey was an All-WAC swimmer at Arizona in the late 1960s and took over a declining THS swimming program that had won state titles in 1959 and 1961 but had since been unable to challenge new Phoenix suburban high schools like Mesa Westwood, Camelback and Washington.
Child care is expensive for many families. Here's how officials and
(5 days ago) Since Tucson-area schools returned from winter break, district personnel have been battling a rising number of COVID-19 cases that has put a strain on their staffing resources. Other COVID news: More people in Arizona and Pima County tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of January than any other week on record.
This fashion show features light-up clothing designed and …
(4 days ago) More than 30 pieces of clothing will soon light up a runway during a fashion show at the MSA Annex — and each piece was designed and constructed by kids at two Tucson schools. The April 2 show is part of an initiative that allows kids to explore their own creativity while teaching real-life skills such as coding and how to use a sewing machine.
Play ball: Southern Arizona teams open state playoffs in baseball
(9 days ago) When it comes to winning state titles, Southern Arizona struggles in football. Basketball? Playing against Phoenix-area schools is a tall task. Baseball and softball is where Tucson shines. Nearly two dozen local teams will open their state playoff runs on Saturday, when the Class 3A-6A state brackets begin in both sports.
19 books with Tucson ties to add to your summer reading list
(2 days ago) The author examines the multiple effects of environmental racism, while the lack of services and low expectations of the schools Otero attended are further examples of the discrimination directed at brown people." Goodreads rating: 4.59 stars, 37 ratings “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” Author: Francisco Cantú
Here's what's coming to Mount Lemmon in 2022 🏔️
(4 days ago) The Mount Lemmon Lodge will feature 16 rooms starting at 350 square feet, a lush forest garden, a Swedish sauna and day spa, an extensive gift shop, and fresh, local food from Beyond Bread. The inspiration behind the lodge comes from the Summerhaven upbringing of the lodge's owner and architect, Diana Osborne.
This 22-year-old was on a TV dance show at age 12
(4 days ago) Now 22, True continues to dance at the University of Arizona. Majoring in dance, she picked Tucson for its ranking as one of the top dance schools in the country and for the traditional campus feel. True says the UA’s dance program is home to caring and experienced instructors who have been on Broadway — and TV shows, just like her.
Pima County mask mandate will end Feb. 28
(4 days ago) Pima County's general mask mandate is scheduled to end Feb. 28 after Tuesday's vote by the Board of Supervisors. Masks will still have to be worn inside county facilities. Pima County supervisors voted against continuing the countywide mask mandate at Tuesday’s meeting, signaling that the COVID-19 mitigation measure will end at the end of
17 minutes of protest: Tucson high schoolers walk out schools
(8 days ago) Updated Mar 15, 2018. Students hold the photographs of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims during a campus walk-out at Cholla High School, 2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd., on March 14, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. Nearly 1,900 students joined in a time of remembrance, solidarity and call for change in the wake of 17 students' shooting
Hansen's Top Teams, No. 75: James Mouton's monster season …
(5 days ago) Greg Hansen: Bowl cancellations are a gut punch to community, schools involved; Greg Hansen: Trailblazing member of UA Pomline was part of major moment in Wildcats history; Hansen's Top Teams, No. 95: Salpointe's 2004 title broke Brophy's stronghold on high school tennis; Hansen's Top Teams, No. 94: Trio led Tucson High to 1944 state football title
Photos: Eric's Ice Cream and 1702 near UA campus through the years
(9 days ago) Eric Lepie began concocting ice cream flavors at his first shop at 4603 E. Broadway in 1976. By 1979, he opened at 1702 E. Speedway, where Eric's Fine Foods and Ice Cream became a staple for University of Arizona students and teachers. By 1987, Eric boasted nearly 500 ice cream flavors and 30 wholesale client restaurants around Tucson.
TUSD schools hosting virtual open houses throughout January for …
(9 days ago) To help families weigh their options, Tucson Unified School District will host virtual open houses throughout January giving prospective families a look at what each school has to offer. The month-long event replaces a large drive-thru school information event originally scheduled to happen this weekend which was called off due to the surging
TUSD schools won't open for in-person instruction until January as
(8 days ago) TUSD is delaying opening schools for in-person instruction until at least Jan. 4 due to COVID-19 numbers increasing. Coronavirus cases are on the rise and the community has to be more cautious, said Tucson Unified governing board member Adelita Grijalva, citing the most recent Pima County Health Department update on Nov. 4.