Education

  Arizona ranks worst in U.S. for college tuition increases since recession

New numbers from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show the state of Arizona’s tuition has gone up 91 percent since 2008. That’s more than $5,000 per student over a decade.

  Students are star of the show in TUSD board candidates forum

She and her peers expressed those wants and needs during a candidates forum Thursday night, Oct. 18, at Mansfeld Magnet Middle School.

Male mentors needed for southern Arizona high school students

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona hopes to recruit 40 men by December for its 2.0 program geared toward high school students.

‘Cleaning’ up Tucson’s school buses

Tucson area school districts will be getting 80 new school buses thanks to a $14 billion legal settlement from a lawsuit against Volkswagen.

TUSD children in a costly crisis

Parents and community members are crying foul as the Governing Board discussed what to do with two district-run Infant and Early Child Learning Centers.

TUSD considering changes to Infant and Early Learning Centers

The Tucson Unified School District is considering changes to the infant and early child centers.

Red for Ed supporters doing ‘Knocktober’ as Election Day approaches

Their goal is to knock on 80,000 doors statewide and to talk to the people about candidates they feel are pro public education.

Pima Vocational High School, Las Artes accepting students for October sessions

The two programs - Pima Vocational High School and Las Artes Arts & Education Center are accepting applications for entry into late October sessions.

It’s back and hotter than ever - the 2019 Australian Firefighters calendar is here with new surprises

Ladies, your favorite calendar is back - the world-famous 2019 Australian firefighters calendar is here, just in time to heat up your holiday season.

New database includes school shootings from past 5 decades

The K-12 School Shooting Database can be found on the Center for Homeland Defense and Security website.

Marana Cares Mobile providing meals to kids during fall break

Marana Cares Mobile will once again be providing free meals for children during fall break - from Oct. 8 to 12.

Grant allows UA students to tackle disparities in CPR training

Research shows Hispanics are less likely to receive bystander CPR than non-Hispanics.

Letter grades released for Tucson Unified schools

The Tucson Unified School District on Friday, Oct. 5 hosted a news conference to talk about the letter grades assigned to its schools.

PCC sees drop in DACA students after tuition ruling

PCC said 88 students were enrolled for the first day of the current semester, compared to last fall when that number was 171.

Kitt Peak secures grant to add new public center

Kitt Peak National Observatory will soon have even more for the public to see after the research facility transforms one of its telescopes in to a interactive astronomy center.

TUSD’s HEART Program provides help to homeless students

The Tucson Unified School District had 2,260 homeless students In the 2017-2018 school year.

Arizona grad among shooting victims remembered during Las Vegas garden dedication

The Las Vegas Community Healing Garden is a memorial built to remember the 58 people killed in the mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2017.

Burglaries on UA campus on rise, dating violence down

The University of Arizona Police Department released its annual safety and security report Monday, Oct. 1, which showed changes in the frequency of burglaries and dating violence on campus.

TUSD superintendent talks AIA appeal

For the first time we are hearing from Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo and some parents of the Sabino High School baseball team.

J.O. Combs Unified School District September Student of the Month

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.

Combs Traditional Academy Students are “Hands On” with Science

Students at Combs Traditional Academy in San Tan Valley are learning about the scientific method.

Elementary students receive free dictionary

Students receive free dictionary.

  Sierra Vista students post racially insensitive photo of teacher

A racist photo posted to Snapchat quickly spread through the Sierra Vista community.

MUSD student in top competition

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public recently announced that Adam Velazco, Tortolita Middle School 7th grade student, is one of the Top 300 competitors in the 8th annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

TUSD hopes to make students excited to come to school

Tucson Unified School District kicked off Attendance Awareness Month on Aug. 30 at Sam Hughes Elementary School.

TUSD looks at where substitute teachers are needed and why

A new study shows substitutes are needed all across the Tucson Unified School District, more so for a short-term than long-term basis.

School reinstates paddling policy in Georgia

A K through 9 charter school in Georgia is bringing back paddling students as a form of discipline.

Sunnyside schools seek help for AP students

For many students, Advanced Placement classes can be a key part of what helps to prepare them for and get them into college. When it comes to affording AP tests though, that can be difficult for students.

Steps to Success brings high school dropouts back to the classroom

They're hoping to open the door to a brighter future. When opportunity knocks, do you answer?

TUSD turns to new leadership structure

The Tucson Unified School District has broken down the district into regions, which are divided by location. They include, Arcadia, Arroyo Chico, Santa Cruz, Pantano and Silverbell.

  #RedforEd supporters continue fight after #InvestinEd pulled from ballot

#RedforEd supporters and advocates say even with #InvestinEd off the ballot, they're not done fighting for what they feel is right. In fact, some say that the initiative being taken off the ballot has only fueled their motivation more.

Superintendent: Southwest Key wants TUSD to be sole educational provider

The Tucson Unified School District could soon be sending teachers into a local facility where immigrant children are currently being held.  Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said leadership at the Southwest Key facility wishes for TUSD to be the "sole educational provider" for students.

Hotline gives Vail students, parents anonymous way to report safety concerns

Ever wanted to report a potential threat to student safety directly to district leaders? Well, in the Vail School District you can do just that, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the district's Safe Schools Hotline.

Badges and Backpacks event TODAY

It's the fourth annual Badges and Backpacks event at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, July 28 from 8a.m. to noon. The first 2,000 Pima County students (K-12) who attend the event will receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Students will have the chance to win prizes in the raffle and do activities like arts and crafts, fun to read, and animal and Desert Explorer activities. The Badges and Backpacks event will also be holding a safety ...

Canyon Del Oro Odyssey of the Mind team headed to world finals for 30th year

Starting May 23, Canyon Del Oro High School's Odyssey of the Mind team will be competing at the World Finals. This isn't the teams first rodeo. In fact, they've made it to the world finals for the past 30 years.

Educators concerned about state official's view of evolution

Audio recently surfaced of Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas at a Republican candidate forum saying, "Should the theory of intelligent design be taught along with the theory of evolution? Absolutely."

Non-profit GED tutoring helps students succeed

A Tucson woman's recent start-up has a special take on the teaching experience, proving not everyone fits the mold of modern high school.

Teacher Reff

Live, learn and laugh. It's all happening inside Pueblo High School teacher Steve Reff's classroom. Tonight we continue our tribute to some of Southern Arizona's best high school teachers. They are the

AZ School Budget Set

Superintendent  of Arizona Public Schools, Tom Horne sent a memo to all public schools about the state education budget.  Read the memo.

Economic Stimulus Plan For AZ Universities

New plan to raise money for campus facilities could give the UA a new Environmental and Natural Sciences building.