Education

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

  Safford Police requesting charges for CDO wrestler who assaulted Salpointe coach

School lunches will go ‘meatless’ on Mondays in New York

  ‘It is extremely infuriating:’ Arizona students react to nationwide admissions scam

Four of the best spellers in southern AZ are heading to the AZ State Spelling Bee

Tucson school bus involved in crash in midtown

Continued Coverage

  PCC mulls options for suspect in threat incident, considers changing alert system

  TUSD superintendent talks AIA punishment, magnet schools

Board of Supervisors moves forward with process to fill District 1 vacancy

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

Applications sought for Bisbee school district board vacancy

  UPDATE: AIA places Sabino HS girls basketball on probation

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

TUSD Instructional Coordinator honored as ‘Illuminator of the Year’

The honor, bestowed by leading K-12 student achievement solution Illuminate Education, is awarded to a select group of educators and administrators committed to increasing the power of teaching and the delight of learning.

J.O. Combs Unified School District February Students 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.

Schools closed in Sonoita, Patagonia districts because of power outage

Schools expected to reopen next week

Two new career programs starting for southern AZ kids

  Capitol Action: Gov. Ducey signs SB 1014

  KOLD HEROES: Local teacher honors student with musical

  Fifth annual Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day for PCC

  Mesa Verde kindergartners marry the letters ‘Q’ and ‘U’ for V-Day

Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams honored with Gifted Award

  University in Arizona helping create smarter robots for your life

Researchers at an Arizona university are creating robots that can be taught the same way you teach a child; from completing simple tasks, like throwing a ball in a hoop, to learning how to walk or clean a kitchen.

Elementary school closes because of flu

School personnel will disinfect classes and buses during the closure

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

Lockdown at Pantano, Andrada High School

The high school is currently on lock down as TPD responds to the situation.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! Oro Valley police searching for man who followed teen home

Suspect described as a man with brown facial hair. He was driving an older white van with a ladder on the roof

New blacksmith school opens in Tucson

A place where playing with fire is okay, as long as you know what's happening. The teachers at Desert Metal Craft want everyone to understand why they're performing the tasks involved.

Mountain View H.S. Special Olympics Basketball Team earns Bronze at Special Olympics USA games

Unified Sports provides students of all ability levels to practice and compete in multiple sports where they play as equals; showcasing true diversity, acceptance, and sportsmanship.

  Leadership summit encourages local teens

A big opportunity for teenagers in Pima County on Friday as they sat down with professionals from a wide range of career fields.

School implements soft lockdown for nearby police activity

There were no injuries reported and police found no scene

6 TUSD Magnet Schools receive a national award

Each one of the award winning schools will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Distinction Merit Award at the Magnet Schools of America’s 37th National Conference hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland April 10-13, 2019.

Youth in Crisis event to discuss teen suicide, provide resources

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 34

Do Bigger Brains Equal Smarter Dogs? New Study Offers Answers

Larger-brained dogs outperform smaller dogs on measures of executive functions

  School districts in Tucson look to recruit teachers

Several public districts are holding job fairs

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Residents encouraged to apply for Pomerene school district board vacancy

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to hold a seat on this board, candidates must be registered to vote, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and have continually resided in the school district for at least one year prior to taking office.

Applicants sought for school district board vacancy

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to hold a seat on this board, candidates must be registered to vote, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and have continually resided in the school district for at least one year prior to taking office.

OVPD hosted Teen Maze to show consequences of choices teens may make with drugs, alcohol

Groups of sophomores (about 425 students in all) entered the maze space as if they are attending a party. After a few minutes, Oro Valley Police Department staff came in, busted up the party and gave each student a “passport” that walked them through the consequences of their mock behavior.

Tortolita Middle School teachers win Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grants

Started in 2016 the program grants classroom wishes to teachers in Arizona. According to a news release, more than 4,100 teachers from 115 Arizona cities applied for the 2018 Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program.

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women to donate 20,000 books to underserved local youth

Books will be distributed on Friday, March 1 to qualified groups by invitation.

7th grader from Tortolita Middle School wins Marana District Spelling Bee with ‘polymer’

It took Colleen Allen, a 7th grade student at Tortolita Middle School, correctly spelling "polymer" to win the Marana Unified School District's spelling bee in the 15th round.

MUSD’s top spellers compete at District Spelling Bee

The top 30 spellers, ranging from fourth to eighth grade, will compete for the title of Spelling Bee Champion at the Marana Unified School District’s Spelling Bee.

TUSD puts efforts to teach immigrant teens at Southwest Key on hold

The Tucson Unified School District is holding off on plans to provide education to children being housed at the Southwest Key facility.

  New first-of-its-kind Southern Arizona telescope could change way we observe space

A first-of-its-kind prototype telescope recently completed in southern Arizona has the potential to change the way we observe space forever.

  29 4th and 5th graders rebuked twice because of gov’t shutdown

As SNP was closed due to the government’s partial shutdown, the field trip was canceled. As a consolation, the park rangers said they would come to the classroom to give a lecture about the park and answer the children’s questions, but that too was canceled due to "higher ups."

J.O. Combs Unified School District January Students 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.

  TUSD to discuss enrollment plan at upcoming board meeting

The Tucson Unified School District is looking at ways to keep kids in the district.

Students push for safety improvements at Sunnyside High

Flashing lights installed at crosswalk

  Mosquito birth control? UA working on it

Researches discover protein vital to mosquitoes' reproduction cycle

Tucson student aims to make school safer with focus on mental health

Catalina Foothills senior says mental health is a school safety problem

Arizona School Facilities Board approves new fire alarm system for Gridley Middle School

TUSD will be reimbursed their money by the state.

U of A issues fraud warning for Tucson residents

These people are not affiliated with the School of Journalism, nor is the university conducting fundraising to send students abroad, according to UA officials.

Student debt relief available for more than 6,000 Arizona residents

Arizona residents with student debt may have those debts forgiven after the state reached a huge settlement with a company that operated for-profit schools.

  Roadrunners put hockey sticks in the hands of Tucson students

The Tucson Roadrunners are hoping to teach new fans a thing or two about hockey.

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

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

  Telescope tradition hits 10th year at Oro Valley school

It all started in 2009 when the members of the Sun City Oro Valley Astronomy Club learned about bringing astronomy to children through Project Astro.

  East-side charter school announces sudden closing

The school has been in operation since August 1999.

Holiday decorations brings joy to students, staff at Marana Unified School District

Staff went above and beyond for decorating this year - there was no shortage of sweets with gingerbread houses, lollypops and candy canes, as well as Christmas trees, snowflakes and even Santa's Workshop.

  TUSD: Holiday months bring big drop in attendance

For some TUSD students the holidays can mean less time spent in the classroom.

  Southwest side TUSD school needs subs

Lawrence K-8 is one of the schools that is in need of substitute teachers. According to the school’s principal, they don’t often get subs out there. So sometimes they have to use teachers in house to cover for the subs.

  ONLY ON KOLD: Tucson middle schooler shot with BB gun, students arrested and cited

Two students at a Tucson middle school were arrested and cited after a teen was shot in the leg with a BB gun.

Ranch Elementary experiences life in the 1600s

The students learned the Pilgrims journey to America started in England and their voyage on the Mayflower lasted 66 long days with very little food or water.

Police: Investigation reveals no threat at Marana High School

Police determined that there was no threat.

  Pima Co. library program helps you get high school diploma for free

Anyone who’s 22 or older, a Pima County resident, and who has a Pima County library card can apply to be in the county’s Career Online High School program.

J.O. Combs Unified School District December Students 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.

  Study: Heavy backpacks could hurt your child

A recent study claims carrying a heavy backpack puts children and teens at risk for long-term health problems.

Tucson will honor Wright Brothers with flyday

There are about 1,000 students enrolled in the Wright Flight Inc., which operates in over thirty schools in the local community. Students who are able to increase their grades and pass a history of aviation testing will be able to fly an airplane.

Marana Cares Mobile providing meals to kids during winter break

Marana Cares Mobile will once again be providing free meals for children during winter break - from Monday to Friday (except Christmas and New Year’s Day) December 24, 26, 27, 28, 31 and January 2, 3, 4 .

  TUSD turns to international teachers as response to shortage

As the teacher shortage in Arizona continues, the number of teachers coming to the Tucson Unified School District from around the world is rising.

  TUSD approves emergency funds to fix fire alarm system

The fire alarm system at Gridley Middle School is not working.

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era guidelines for school lunches

The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.

TUSD: Failed fire alarm system, emergency declared at Tucson middle school

An alarming problem at a Tucson middle school has the district working quickly in case of emergency.

  MUSD votes 4 to 1 to close Thornydale Elementary

Parents, students, teachers, and community members had been urging the school district to keep the school open since the board first considered closure of the school, built in 1974 on Oldfather Road, back in March 2018.

  Ducey awards Volkswagen settlement money to some AZ school districts

A total of 142 new buses are expected to hit the road when all is said and done.

Pima Vocational High School to award 25 diplomas

A graduation ceremony will be held at Hotel Tucson City Center on Dec.13

  UA team celebrates asteroid arrival, prepares for next steps

Following the successful arrival, Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta joked during a press conference that he enjoys sharing details of the mission with the public but he was already eager to return to work. Today is one that's been in his calendar for the last decade.

Lockdown lifted in Douglas after armed man spotted at elementary school

A lockdown was lifted at schools in Douglas Monday, Dec. 3 after an armed man in body armor was spotted at a middle school.