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  • Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:16:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:50:00 GMT

    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.

    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.

  • Ranch Elementary preschoolers on the move

    Ranch Elementary preschoolers on the move

    Friday, September 22 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-09-23 00:22:51 GMT
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)

    In the J.O. Combs Unified School District, preschoolers are on the move! Movement is the center of children’s lives. They use their bodies to learn and explore their world. The preschool teachers at Ranch Elementary realize children need opportunities to move in class and out. 

    In the J.O. Combs Unified School District, preschoolers are on the move! Movement is the center of children’s lives. They use their bodies to learn and explore their world. The preschool teachers at Ranch Elementary realize children need opportunities to move in class and out. 

  • OSIRIS-REx to swing by Earth Friday

    OSIRIS-REx to swing by Earth Friday

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:28:37 GMT
    OSIRIS-REx model (Source: Tucson News Now)OSIRIS-REx model (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Scientists at the University of Arizona will be hard at work Friday morning as they complete an important milestone for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA mission
    run by the university.

    Scientists at the University of Arizona will be hard at work Friday morning as they complete an important milestone for OSIRIS-REx, a NASA mission
    run by the university.

  • Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

    Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

    Thursday, September 21 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-09-21 18:45:06 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:16:25 GMT
    Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening.".
    Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening.".
  • Former Obama officials launch legal group to challenge DeVos

    Former Obama officials launch legal group to challenge DeVos

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:25:08 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:27:22 GMT
    Former Obama appointees launch legal group to challenge DeVos on student loans, discrimination.
    Former Obama appointees launch legal group to challenge DeVos on student loans, discrimination.
  • School may take parents to court over unpaid lunches

    School may take parents to court over unpaid lunches

    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:20:51 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:36:41 GMT

    School officials said some parents haven't paid for lunches for their children from kindergarten all the way through their senior year.

    School officials said some parents haven't paid for lunches for their children from kindergarten all the way through their senior year.

  • White supremacist ad at Nevada college removed for rule violation

    White supremacist ad at Nevada college removed for rule violation

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:55:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:55:16 GMT

    UNLY removed the advertisement two hours after it was posted because it violated a campus rule.

    UNLY removed the advertisement two hours after it was posted because it violated a campus rule.

  • Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

    Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:42 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:42:17 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:58:10 GMT

    President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke out against the standards, but the issue has been largely out of their hands.

    President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke out against the standards, but the issue has been largely out of their hands.

  • Tucson teacher/competitive eater sets world record to kick off charity event

    Tucson teacher/competitive eater sets world record to kick off charity event

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:48:50 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-09-19 07:45:25 GMT
    Michelle Lesco helped to kick of Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” event Monday by breaking the world record for eating a bowl of pasta. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Michelle Lesco helped to kick of Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” event Monday by breaking the world record for eating a bowl of pasta. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Michelle Lesco helped to kick of Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” event Monday by breaking the world record for eating a bowl of pasta.

    Michelle Lesco helped to kick of Oregano’s Pizza and St. Mary’s Food Bank’s “Carbs For A Cause” event Monday by breaking the world record for eating a bowl of pasta.

  • Harvard scraps decision to give Chelsea Manning a fellowship

    Harvard scraps decision to give Chelsea Manning a fellowship

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-09-15 12:48:47 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-09-15 22:23:21 GMT
    Harvard University has reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the designation for Manning, a soldier who was...
    Harvard University has reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the designation for Manning, a soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information.
  • Colleges offering legal tips, hotlines amid DACA uncertainty

    Colleges offering legal tips, hotlines amid DACA uncertainty

    Friday, September 15 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-09-15 07:38:41 GMT
    Friday, September 15 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-09-15 21:06:01 GMT
    Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
    Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
  • Teachers offer tips to stay healthy during flu season

    Teachers offer tips to stay healthy during flu season

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-09-15 13:28:57 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Health officials are seeing an early start to flu season. At the University of Arizona, healthcare professionals have already seen 37 cases of confirmed flu.

    Health officials are seeing an early start to flu season. At the University of Arizona, healthcare professionals have already seen 37 cases of confirmed flu.

  • Student of the month recognition at J.O. Combs USD

    Student of the month recognition at J.O. Combs USD

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-09-15 02:17:05 GMT
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)

    There is a selection process in place where students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Respect and Fairness. This presentation takes place each month at our Regular Governing Board Meeting.

    There is a selection process in place where students are recognized for the various pillars of the Character Counts Program, which include Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring, Respect and Fairness. This presentation takes place each month at our Regular Governing Board Meeting.

  • TUSD wants substitute teachers to know their rights

    TUSD wants substitute teachers to know their rights

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:59:20 GMT

    Tucson Unified School District Board Member Mark Stegeman said a lot of substitute teachers don’t know what they are entitled to in their contract if they teach for long periods of time.

    Tucson Unified School District Board Member Mark Stegeman said a lot of substitute teachers don’t know what they are entitled to in their contract if they teach for long periods of time.

  • TUSD board holds off on Mexican-American Studies vote

    TUSD board holds off on Mexican-American Studies vote

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:57:27 GMT

    Even TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo felt it was too early for action. It's why, when asked why then would the board put the item on the agenda, he said it's a conversation starter.

    Even TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo felt it was too early for action. It's why, when asked why then would the board put the item on the agenda, he said it's a conversation starter.

  • Action on student loan forgiveness delayed as rules revised

    Action on student loan forgiveness delayed as rules revised

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-09-13 08:17:54 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:28:34 GMT

    Trump administration delays action on requests for student loan forgiveness as it rewrites Obama-era rules that had sought to better protect students.

    Trump administration delays action on requests for student loan forgiveness as it rewrites Obama-era rules that had sought to better protect students.

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    TUSD approves contract for new superintendent

    TUSD approves contract for new superintendent

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:13 PM EDT2017-09-13 02:13:36 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Tucson Unified School District has voted 4 to 1 to approve the contract for new superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo.  

    The Tucson Unified School District has voted 4 to 1 to approve the contract for new superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo.  

  • Sunnyside High School Student Council donates to Hurricane Harvey relief

    Sunnyside High School Student Council donates to Hurricane Harvey relief

    Monday, September 11 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:38:35 GMT
    Check for Hurricane Harvey Relief (Source: Sunnyside High School)Check for Hurricane Harvey Relief (Source: Sunnyside High School)

    The Sunnyside High School Student Council donated $1,150 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief.

    The Sunnyside High School Student Council donated $1,150 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief.

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