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  • TEACHER WALKOUTS: Where can children go if their school is closed?

    TEACHER WALKOUTS: Where can children go if their school is closed?

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-04-21 05:10:13 GMT

    It's a question on many parents minds, where will the students go when teachers walk out next Thursday? One organization may have the answer. The YMCA wants to do their part to help families out. 

    It's a question on many parents minds, where will the students go when teachers walk out next Thursday? One organization may have the answer. The YMCA wants to do their part to help families out. 

  • UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Arizona's teacher walkout

    UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Arizona's teacher walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:12:11 GMT
    Arizona teachers could be staging a strike, which may leave tens of thousands of parents scrambling. (Source: Raycom Media)Arizona teachers could be staging a strike, which may leave tens of thousands of parents scrambling. (Source: Raycom Media)

    One thing is certain, tens of thousands of parents will be forced to scramble to find out what to do if enough teachers walk out.

    One thing is certain, tens of thousands of parents will be forced to scramble to find out what to do if enough teachers walk out.

  • Ranch Elementary School’s 9th Annual Multicultural Night celebration

    Ranch Elementary School’s 9th Annual Multicultural Night celebration

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:12:20 GMT
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)

    Students at Ranch Elementary school are gearing up to participate in an eagerly anticipated annual tradition. The school’s 9th annual Multicultural Night is a school-wide event where students will showcase what they have learned about the history and culture of countries around the world. 

    Students at Ranch Elementary school are gearing up to participate in an eagerly anticipated annual tradition. The school’s 9th annual Multicultural Night is a school-wide event where students will showcase what they have learned about the history and culture of countries around the world. 

  • Parents weigh options for teacher walkout

    Parents weigh options for teacher walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:54:52 GMT

    With the teacher planned walkout next week. Parents and guardians have about 5 days to figure out what they will do with their kids if the schools close. Possible making it a very stressful time. 

    With the teacher planned walkout next week. Parents and guardians have about 5 days to figure out what they will do with their kids if the schools close. Possible making it a very stressful time. 

  • Gov. Ducey vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike

    Gov. Ducey vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:56:46 GMT
    Cover letter for vetoes from Gov. Ducey. It was the same for all ten bills. (Source: Gov. Ducey's office)Cover letter for vetoes from Gov. Ducey. It was the same for all ten bills. (Source: Gov. Ducey's office)

    The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local):

    The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local):

  • Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

    Superintendent reacts to planned teacher walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:35:12 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 4:52 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:52:19 GMT
    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane DouglasArizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas

    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas, released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the planned teacher walkout. 

    Arizona Superintendent of Education, Diane Douglas, released a statement Friday afternoon in response to the planned teacher walkout. 

  • Tucson students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

    Tucson students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 00:26:13 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:25:59 GMT
    An orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on March 14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)An orange ribbons adorns a fence after it was tied there by a student during a walkout to protest gun violence on the soccer field behind Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on March 14. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Students at several Tucson area schools were to join a national movement Friday to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun laws.

    Students at several Tucson area schools were to join a national movement Friday to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun laws.

  • Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

    Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-04-18 06:41:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:36 AM EDT2018-04-19 09:36:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 11 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Arizona teachers began to vote Tuesday, April 17 on whether to walk off th...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 11 2018 file photo, teachers at Tuscano Elementary School stage a "walk-in" for higher pay and school funding in Phoenix. Arizona teachers began to vote Tuesday, April 17 on whether to walk off th...
    Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and they're weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests.
    Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and they're weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests.
  • Resignation creates vacancy on Apache Elementary School District Board

    Resignation creates vacancy on Apache Elementary School District Board

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:19:46 GMT

    The Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office is accepting applications for the Apache Elementary School District Board. 

    The Cochise County School Superintendent’s Office is accepting applications for the Apache Elementary School District Board. 

  • UA student heads to DC to showcase research on opioid alternatives

    UA student heads to DC to showcase research on opioid alternatives

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:23:43 GMT
    Lindsey Chew (Source: KOLD News 13)Lindsey Chew (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Lindsey Chew presented research on non-opioid pain-relief drugs, work that has been happening for years in the lab of Dr. Rajesh Khanna of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

    Lindsey Chew presented research on non-opioid pain-relief drugs, work that has been happening for years in the lab of Dr. Rajesh Khanna of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

  • TUSD superintendent talks teacher walkouts

    TUSD superintendent talks teacher walkouts

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:47:33 GMT

    During his weekly press conference, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo talked about the possibility of a teacher walkout. 

    During his weekly press conference, Dr. Gabriel Trujillo talked about the possibility of a teacher walkout. 

  • Phoenix school renamed as 'Pat Tillman Middle School'

    Phoenix school renamed as 'Pat Tillman Middle School'

    Sunday, April 15 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-04-16 02:06:30 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:21:03 GMT
    New Tillman school logo (Source: Mayor Greg Stanton)New Tillman school logo (Source: Mayor Greg Stanton)

    A middle school in Phoenix has become the first public school in the nation to be named after Arizona State University legend Pat Tillman.

    A middle school in Phoenix has become the first public school in the nation to be named after Arizona State University legend Pat Tillman.

  • BREAKING

    UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Pueblo High

    UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Pueblo High

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:40:32 GMT
    Pueblo Magnet High School. (Source: Google Maps)Pueblo Magnet High School. (Source: Google Maps)

    Pueblo Magnet High School in Tucson was temporarily locked down Tuesday afternoon following reports of a possible shooting in the area.

    Pueblo Magnet High School in Tucson was temporarily locked down Tuesday afternoon following reports of a possible shooting in the area.

  • Teachers to vote on walkout despite governor’s proposal

    Teachers to vote on walkout despite governor’s proposal

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:34:37 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Leaders with Arizona Educators United said the governor's teacher-pay proposal falls short. They said Gov. Doug Ducey didn’t address other demands like raises for support staff.

    Leaders with Arizona Educators United said the governor's teacher-pay proposal falls short. They said Gov. Doug Ducey didn’t address other demands like raises for support staff.

  • Arizona teachers call strike vote, despite raise plan

    Arizona teachers call strike vote, despite raise plan

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:57:30 GMT
    Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey's teacher raise proposal falls short and they're moving to take a strike vote.
    Arizona teachers who have pushed for big raises and an increase in school funding say Gov. Doug Ducey's teacher raise proposal falls short and they're moving to take a strike vote.
  • breaking

    Police investigate attempted carjacking near UA campus

    Police investigate attempted carjacking near UA campus

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:57:40 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    The suspect described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old. He was seen running south from East Sixth Street.

    The suspect described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old. He was seen running south from East Sixth Street.

  • #RedForEd not slowing down despite pay hike proposal

    #RedForEd not slowing down despite pay hike proposal

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:25:07 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:56:20 GMT

    #RedForEd isn't dead, yet.  A day after Governor Doug Ducey promised 20 percent teacher pay raises, members of the grassroots organization are expressing doubt he will deliver.

    #RedForEd isn't dead, yet.  A day after Governor Doug Ducey promised 20 percent teacher pay raises, members of the grassroots organization are expressing doubt he will deliver.

  • Teachers respond to Governor Ducey's salary raise proposal

    Teachers respond to Governor Ducey's salary raise proposal

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-04-14 02:16:23 GMT

    Teachers have protested all across Arizona for weeks for higher pay and more funding for education.  

    Teachers have protested all across Arizona for weeks for higher pay and more funding for education.  

  • Senator pulls school safety plan for revisions

    Senator pulls school safety plan for revisions

    A Republican senator sponsoring Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal has pulled it for revisions.
    A Republican senator sponsoring Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal has pulled it for revisions.
  • Parents react with joy to vote keeping Thornydale Elementary open

    Parents react with joy to vote keeping Thornydale Elementary open

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:55:25 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Knowing now that the school some say is a "community school" in a tight-knit area will stay open, families are happy with the decision to save Thornydale Elementary School.

    Knowing now that the school some say is a "community school" in a tight-knit area will stay open, families are happy with the decision to save Thornydale Elementary School.

  • breaking

    Thornydale Elementary saved from closure

    Thornydale Elementary saved from closure

    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-13 03:27:43 GMT
    Thornydale Elementary School. (Source: Marana Unified School District)Thornydale Elementary School. (Source: Marana Unified School District)

    By a 2-2 vote of the Marana Unified School District Governing Board, Thornydale Elementary will not be closing.   

    By a 2-2 vote of the Marana Unified School District Governing Board, Thornydale Elementary will not be closing.   

  • J.O. Combs USD April Student of the Month Recognition

    J.O. Combs USD April Student of the Month Recognition

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:01 PM EDT2018-04-13 01:01:21 GMT
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)
    (Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)(Source: J.O. Combs Unified School District)

    The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of our schools.  

    The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of our schools.  

  • BREAKING

    Arizona teachers could see 9 percent pay raise by start of school year

    Arizona teachers could see 9 percent pay raise by start of school year

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:22:47 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Arizona teachers, among the lowest paid in the country, could see a raise soon under two proposals from lawmakers.

    Arizona teachers, among the lowest paid in the country, could see a raise soon under two proposals from lawmakers.

  • Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old from Scottsdale

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old from Scottsdale

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:13:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:34:04 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Scottsdale. Jax Weldon, a student at Hopi Elementary School, wrote a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey making the case for a state dinosaur for Arizona.

    Arizona now has a state dinosaur thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Scottsdale. Jax Weldon, a student at Hopi Elementary School, wrote a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey making the case for a state dinosaur for Arizona.

  • Tucson teachers 'walk in' as part of statewide movement

    Tucson teachers 'walk in' as part of statewide movement

    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-04-12 12:27:54 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Teachers across the state took part in a “walk in” Wednesday morning, April 11, as part of the #RedForEd movement.  

    Teachers across the state took part in a “walk in” Wednesday morning, April 11, as part of the #RedForEd movement.  

  • UA education majors talk Red For ED

    UA education majors talk Red For ED

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:52:30 GMT
    Future teachers (Source: Tucson News Now)Future teachers (Source: Tucson News Now)

    For most of the Tucson News Now stories, we talked to teachers and school administrators. People who are being affected by the issue right now. But what about the future, the students learning to become teachers? What do they think about the issue and do they still want to become teachers?

    For most of the Tucson News Now stories, we talked to teachers and school administrators. People who are being affected by the issue right now. But what about the future, the students learning to become teachers? What do they think about the issue and do they still want to become teachers?

  • Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools

    Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:15 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:15:02 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-04-12 01:18:07 GMT
    Teachers will be wearing red shirts and walking arm-in-arm at around a thousand schools across Arizona to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Teachers will be wearing red shirts and walking arm-in-arm at around a thousand schools across Arizona to show solidarity in their demand for higher salaries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The grassroots group Arizona Educators United has mobilized teachers and supporters across the state through their #RedforEd campaign.

    The grassroots group Arizona Educators United has mobilized teachers and supporters across the state through their #RedforEd campaign.

  • Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

    Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders trail U.S. on math, reading scores

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:55:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:07:38 GMT
    Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders fell short of national averages on a biennial test of math and readking skills, but state officials noted that scores for those grades have improved steadily over the past decade. (Photo by Alberto G/Creative Commons)Arizona fourth- and eighth-graders fell short of national averages on a biennial test of math and readking skills, but state officials noted that scores for those grades have improved steadily over the past decade. (Photo by Alberto G/Creative Commons)

    By KYLEY SCHULTZ Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Math and reading test scores for Arizona’s fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, according to a national student achievement report released Tuesday. 

    By KYLEY SCHULTZ Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Math and reading test scores for Arizona’s fourth- and eighth-grade students fell below their peers nationally in 2017, according to a national student achievement report released Tuesday. 

  • School safety plan finally introduced in Arizona Senate

    School safety plan finally introduced in Arizona Senate

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:58:31 GMT
    Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead has been introduced in the state Senate after nearly a month of...
    Legislation implementing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's wide-ranging school safety proposal by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead has been introduced in the state Senate after nearly a month of delay.
  • TUSD board votes to rescind contract of Pueblo H.S. principal

    TUSD board votes to rescind contract of Pueblo H.S. principal

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:09:24 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Tucson Unified School District board has voted 3 to 2 to rescind the contract for Pueblo High School Principal Dr. Augustine Romero.   

    The Tucson Unified School District board has voted 3 to 2 to rescind the contract for Pueblo High School Principal Dr. Augustine Romero.   

  • U of A professor reacts to reported Syria attack

    U of A professor reacts to reported Syria attack

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:43:19 GMT

    Leila Hudson, a professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arizona, said it’s going to take a new approach from the international community to bring change in Syria.

    Leila Hudson, a professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arizona, said it’s going to take a new approach from the international community to bring change in Syria.

  • Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

    Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:20:09 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-04-10 01:43:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this March 28, 2018, photo, Dr. Richard Sidwell, right, talks with Mary Owens, center, and Samantha Wing during a medical training session for teachers and staff at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Wi...(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). In this March 28, 2018, photo, Dr. Richard Sidwell, right, talks with Mary Owens, center, and Samantha Wing during a medical training session for teachers and staff at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Wi...

    With school shootings a regular occurrence, educators across the country are learning techniques to help victims survive by stemming blood loss.

    With school shootings a regular occurrence, educators across the country are learning techniques to help victims survive by stemming blood loss.

  • AG: Arizona court rejects in-state tuition for immigrants

    AG: Arizona court rejects in-state tuition for immigrants

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:08:06 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-09 23:06:20 GMT
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. 

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says the state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for the state in a case involving a community college district that backs lower in-state tuition for immigrant students. 

  • Marana police warn warmer weather could mean stranger danger

    Marana police warn warmer weather could mean stranger danger

    Monday, April 9 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-04-09 13:10:43 GMT

    As runners, walkers, and bikers take advantage of the relatively cool early morning temperatures, Marana police say you should talk to your children about stranger danger.

    As runners, walkers, and bikers take advantage of the relatively cool early morning temperatures, Marana police say you should talk to your children about stranger danger.

  • TUSD board to vote on rescinding contract for Pueblo HS principal

    TUSD board to vote on rescinding contract for Pueblo HS principal

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-09 12:32:11 GMT

    Southern Arizona's largest school district could decide the fate of an embattled principal. Tucson Unified School District Governing Board members voted March 27 to reveal the public findings of an investigation into grade changing by Pueblo High School Principal Dr. Augustine Romero.

    Southern Arizona's largest school district could decide the fate of an embattled principal. Tucson Unified School District Governing Board members voted March 27 to reveal the public findings of an investigation into grade changing by Pueblo High School Principal Dr. Augustine Romero. The investi

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