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  University of Arizona students say voluntary two week quarantine isn’t taking off

The Pima County Health Department, along with the University of Arizona, are asking students on or near campus to shelter in place for 14 days.

Empire High School gets assist from NBA great in PSA video

  Local men run from Nogales to Tucson for charity

TUSD schools receive $24,500 in grants to help feed students in need

  Pima County Public Library can help with your learning at home needs

  University of Arizona asks students to quarantine for two weeks to slow spread of coronavirus

Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers applications open Sept. 14

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Just Between Friends announces shopping dates for Tucson

Study: Junipter’s moons may be warming each other

  TUSD tentatively plans to bring staff back, hybrid learning could start in October

  U of A opens second isolation dorm as COVID-19 cases grow

University of Arizona cancels upcoming in-person graduation celebrations for class of 2020

University of Arizona researchers discover green light therapy relieves headaches

PCC gets $2.5M grant for Center of Excellence in Applied Technology

Gift is largest ever received by Pima Foundation.

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft observes an asteroid in action

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has provided planetary scientists with the opportunity to observe such activity at close range for the first time ever.

  Pima County families calling on local health authority to give hybrid learning the green light

Tuesday night, several dozen people gathered in front of the Pima County Superior Court for a peaceful protest. Their goal, to give parents a choice in getting their kids back in classrooms.

University of Arizona expands workspace options to assist international students

Students enrolled in UArizona programs internationally have “All Access” to WeWork’s flexible workspaces.

School board president’s virtual birthday party hacked by racists

Nonprofits commit to sponsor six months of free internet in Amphi district

University of Arizona appoints first SVP for Native American advancement

County offers guidance on returning kids to child care

More Arizona counties reach benchmarks to resume in-person learning

  MUSD parents to protest online-only school

FDA authorizes use of UA COVID-19 antibody test; statewide antibody testing expanded to anyone age 18 and older

The antibody test determines who has been exposed to and developed an immune response against COVID-19.

  Some southern Arizona schools not ready for hybrid learning

AZDHS announced some school districts may begin hybrid learning later this week, but some school districts say they are not ready to bring students back.

  University of Arizona officials expect new spike of COVID-19 cases

A majority of students live off campus, which makes it harder to control social congregations.

September is Campus Fire Safety Month

The NFPA has tips and resources for students returning back to college campuses this fall.

  University of Arizona urges students to socially distance, disciplinary actions could be put into place

Four dorms have positive cases of COVID-19.

Program provides peer support to University of Arizona students in distress

Psychological first aid is an evidence-informed approach, designed to strengthen healthy coping practices, mitigate distress and facilitate access to continued care.

College towns growing alarmed over outbreaks among students

The U.S. has recorded over 180,000 deaths from the coronavirus and 5.9 million confirmed infections.

University of Arizona scientists to build what Einstein called science fiction with award granted towards quantum networking

Quantum networking technologies are expected to transform medicine, finance, data security, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and smart devices, which together are referred to as “the internet of things.”

Princeton Review names the University of Arizona as one of the country’s ‘best colleges’

The university was featured as one of the best in the western region.

ASU has 161 coronavirus cases, but president says it was expected

The university has collected samples from more than 32,000 students and staff since Aug. 1.

  YMCA helps students with virtual homework

Students are supervised as they complete schoolwork and participate in themed activities when their work is finished.

Network outage affecting students in Marana Unified School District

No word on when the outage will be fixed.

Tucson school, program close due to positive COVID-19 cases

Two schools are impacted following two separate positive cases in TUSD.

  Distance learning has been tough for students with learning disabilities

Teachers are feeling more prepared this go-round.

  University of Arizona testing sewage water for COVID-19

The university is planning on putting machine sampling devices at some locations.

PCC provost selected for national Hispanic educators’ leadership program

Dolores Durán-Cerda is one of 26 Fellows selected nationwide.

  Dozens of safety protocols are in place as UA begins classes

Kopach added that over 1,000 sneeze guards and 3,000 hand sanitizer dispensers are in place across campus.

AEA calls on Ducey for statewide school safety plan

AEA writes letter to Gov. Ducey suggesting implementation of a statewide school safety plan for COVID-19.

  Cyber security experts warn of online learning threats

Cyber security experts warn about the threats families can face and say experts say a combined effort between the school districts and parents is key.

  Parents, school districts unsure about school reopening amid COVID-19

Parents, school districts unsure about school reopenings amid COVID-19

  UArizona confirms around 20 COVID-19 cases

UArizona confirms around 20 COVID-19 cases.

Secretary of State certifies Prop. 207 and Prop. 208, General Elections

Prop. 207 and Prop. 208 have been certified by the Secretary of State's Office and will be on the November ballot.

UArizona researchers seek to understand relationship among endometriosis, infertility, stroke in women

This research represents the first step toward understanding the association among endometriosis, infertility and stroke burden and the mechanisms underlying these associations.

College students in Tucson get two free beers a day thanks to apartment complex, restaurant

Idea sparked after hearing concerns from residents who still wanted the college experience even as pandemic closed businesses.

  Social distancing could create lonely semester for college students

Experts say it's important to be intentional as students try to build campus connections.

UA outlines preparations for student re-entry

As the University of Arizona prepares for the start of classes on Monday, a number of measures have been implemented to help mitigate the risk for COVID-19.

Internet traffic increases as school begins online

Cox Communications offers tips on how parents, students, teachers and people working from home can maximize their internet performance at home.

Two Tucson teachers test positive for COVID-19, school closed

The school will remain closed until Sept. 1, 2020.

UArizona and Covid Watch launch exposure notification app to track COVID-19

Covid Watch is one of the first fully anonymous exposure alert apps deployed in the United States, and the only one able to integrate all available information about an exposure to produce the most accurate possible assessment of risk.

  Pima Community College opens for first day of classes

Only faculty, students in hybrid courses will spend time on campus this fall.

TUSD: More children, families may qualify for protection under the McKinney-Vento Act during pandemic

Children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, including the right to receive a free, appropriate public education and immediate enrollment in school even if families don’t have documents required for registration.

  School for deaf and blind overcome obstacles of remote learning

The principal says students who are both deaf and blind face additional hurtles with remote learning.

  Sahuarita bus drivers remain hard at work during students’ remote learning

District launching faster, more efficient three-tier route system.

  Students return to classrooms virtually amid COVID-19 concerns

For the Amphitheater School District, the anticipation was about 600 students, but on the first day back, only about 100 showed up.

Fry’s offers discounts for Arizona educators, parents on Wednesdays

Save 10% on general merchandise Wednesdays through Sept. 9.

Arizona school district postpones start of school after teachers refuse to return amid pandemic

Teachers in one Arizona school district refused to go back to the classroom on Monday.

  TUSD welcomes at-risk, special needs students back into classrooms

District lists steps taken to keep kids and their teachers safe.

UArizona research team developing new imaging technology to combat colorectal cancer

The grant enables scientific and engineering teams at UArizona and Siemens Healthineers to work together to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for tumor detection.

Rights group demands Arizona schools not ask citizenship

The Supreme Court in 1982 ruled that citizenship should not be a factor in ensuring all children get an education.

Scottsdale recruiting company looking for young substitute teachers

Not all substitutes will feel comfortable filling in for a teacher who might have contracted coronavirus.

  First of nine move-in days starts for UArizona

Negative COVID-19 test result needed before students can move-in.

  University of Arizona researchers discover a new tool to unlock secrets of the past

The scientists said archaeologists can now use these new and improved tools to more accurately date ancient monuments.

  Rincon/University marching band in tune with COVID safety

Band members pacticing together from home.

Pima County school districts’ plans for on-site learning

Districts across the county release plans for onsite instruction. Some districts have not yet released plans.

Study shows COVID-19 hitting kids harder in AZ than most states

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association shows COVID-19 affects Arizona children more than it does in other states.

UArizona collaborates to set new international carbon dating standard

The team of researchers developed three curves for the new radiocarbon-dating method. They say their results are more precise than ever.

Some Arizona districts moving to start in-person learning

Online learning will still be offered.

  Common remote learning tech issues and how to solve them

As students learn from home, technical issues may arise.

  At-risk, special-needs students set to return to school on Aug. 17

The Tucson Unified School District is providing more clarity on which students may return to campus next week.

  Vice President Pence visits AZ, talks about reopening classrooms

Vice President Mike Pence visits Arizona to talk about the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Guidelines for returning to school during remote learning

The Pima County Health Department has laid out six general guidelines for students to return to school.

  MUSD offers extra mental health services as classes go online

The Marana Unified School District entered its first full week of school on Monday, August 10th, but students did not return to campus. Instead, they logged onto their classes at home.

  How to keep kids active during remote learning

Health experts recommend kids are active for 30-60 minutes a day.

  Pima County Health Department to meet with school superintendents to establish guidelines for reopening schools

In the early days of the pandemic, it was thought young children were virtually immune from the disease.

  Rural areas struggle when it comes to fast internet as schools head back online

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 86 percent of households have internet access in Arizona.

Cox offering free internet to K-12 students

New customers must sign up between July 21 and September 30 for free service.

New interactive map helps Arizonans access the internet statewide

The map shows free hotspots and wifi across the state.

  TUSD says expectations for first day of school are different this year

Lessons will be virtual, so teachers are working on being more creative and thinking outside the box.