Education

  Pima County deputies patrolling school zones

PCSD: Slow down, pay attention and wear your seatbelt.

  Sahuarita schools facing bus driver shortage

  UA joins other universities to fight human trafficking

  Enrollment doubles in program aimed at AZ teacher retention

Bill would OK land swap for University of Arizona’s new veterinary program

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Arizona taking steps to end nursing shortage

  New tech, programs at 2 TUSD high schools

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  U of A study aims to help firefighters reduce cancer risks

  Returning students at one Amphi school find new space to dream it, create it

  La Cholla project could affect drop-off at 2 Amphi schools

Amphi Foundation supports teachers with increased grant

Willcox Unified School District warns parents after stranger danger incident

  University of Arizona researchers aid in development of glasses to help blind see

2019: Back to School for southern AZ students

Going back to school is just around the corner for many southern Arizona students.

  Marana school district sees growth heading into new school year

A school improvement bond passed in 2014 paid for expansions and a new school.

  Crossing guard celebrates 10 years of protecting Tucson children

Crossing guard Cynthia Clare said meeting new batch of kindergartners and first graders every year is one of the highlights of her job.

  Sunnyside students head back to the classroom

Students at Challenger Middle School greeted by new options.

  New school brings more autism resources to Tucson

Student shopping spree thanks to the Salvation Army and many other

  Tucson school has unique idea for fundraiser

  New TUSD sex-ed program could be taught this fall

  Tucson teens learn about food production at farm camp

  Kids get free backpacks, giving parents a financial break from school supplies

  Tucson school’s new book vending machine has a lot of heart

"Saving the World, One Book at a Time"

  Apollo 11 and the inspiration it left behind in Arizona

Man landing on the moon couldn't have been done without some help. That's where Flagstaff comes into play.

TUSD to offer free meals at 34 schools

The Community Eligibility Program eliminates the application process for parents.

KOLD CARES: Classroom supply drive

The donations will go to area school districts.

Free school meals at participating TUSD schools

According to TUSD, there will be no need for students to complete the Free and Reduced meal application, as free breakfast and lunch will be provided to every student at every participating school.

Reports: Jeffrey Epstein donated $50,000 to U of Arizona

A high-profile financier who faces federal sex trafficking charges donated $50,000 to the University of Arizona in 2017, the Arizona Republic reports

Former Goodyear teacher sentenced for sex with student

Brittany Zamora pleaded guilty in June to sexual conduct with a minor.

  Students can create their own show at Musical Theatre Camp

The campers will be under the guidance of professionally trained performers.

  New UA program to support vets in STEM

Veteran students will get mentoring, tutoring and professional support.

Teacher salary schedule approved by TUSD Governing Board

On Tuesday, July 9, the Tucson Unified Governing Board approved the 2019-2020 Certified Salary Schedule, which will increase a beginning teacher's salary to $40,200.

  Vandals strike Tucson school, leave more than 50 fish dead

Anyone with information on the identity of the vandal(s) is asked to contact TUSD School Safety.

Green Fields School closing after 85 years, filing for bankruptcy

The school on Tucson's northwest side could not afford to operate for the coming school year.

PCSD: Badges and Backpacks event for school kids

This is a back to school event that includes a health fair with hands on activities and will be held at the Tucson Convention Center,

Pima Vocational High School, Las Artes accepting students for program sessions starting in July

Both programs are accepting students for separate sessions in July.

  In Lak’ech: Mariachi camp teaches kids music and respect for one another

This camp has grown a lot over the years. More than 200 kids took took part this year, but when it started there were only 60 kids or so.

  TUSD approves revised code of conduct

Many topics addressed, clarified.

OpiEnd Youth Challenge poster contest open to AZ students

The contest is to help raise awareness about opioid misuse and abuse prevention across the nation.

  U of A gets $1.5 million to start new information and intelligence program

Students will learn how to detect, hide like and handle cyber security threats.

Applications sought for school district board vacancy in Cochise County

To be eligible to hold this seat a person must be a registered voter, be at least 18 years of age, have continually resided within the school district for at least one year immediately preceding taking office, and the candidate or their spouse cannot be employed by the school district.

Tucson High Magnet School football field vandalized

The incident has been reported to both Tucson Unified School Safety and the Tucson Police Department.

Tohono Chul: Adopt-A-Bee, receive exclusive invite to the Pollinator Party

Everyone is abuzz about Tohono Chul’s fourth annual Adopt-A-Bee, where the public gets to adopt and name a native bee!

  Kid’s Center: Tucson staple closing for good

Specialty toy store opened in October 1989.

Forbes names U of A one of Arizona’s best employers

On May 9, the U of A was ranked No. 62 in Forbes' fourth annual Best Value Colleges list – a 46-spot jump from the university's 2018 ranking.

DTAP graduates’ path to success begins with walk across stage

Number of graduates is small, but obstacles overcome by each former drug offender are huge.

  HHS cuts services to migrant children

According to the Trump Administration, money for those services has run out even though they are contractually and legally mandated.

Crews begin paving roads around UA Honors Village

Park Avenue will be from Speedway Boulevard to Adams Street until Friday, June 7.

  Southern Arizona school districts participate in 2019 Summer Food Program

See which districts are providing meals.

  Camp Invention offers STEM enrichment for 6th, 7th graders

Camp Invention is a free STEM enrichment program for students entering the sixth and seventh grades.

  JTED to build campus on Tucson’s southwest side

The two-story building will be on the northwest corner of I-10 and Park Avenue.

State budget makes significant investments in UA, UA medical schools

This represents a $27 million increase over the FY2019 budget, which appropriated $8 million to the three universities.

Arizona Legislature scales back private school tax credits

The Arizona Legislature is finishing its yearly work and just approved a plan that phases out 20 percent growth increases to a corporate tax credit that funds private school scholarships

  Tucson grandmother joins grandson for a graduation ceremony she never had

The 86-year-old received a diploma from Tucson High School in 1952, but never got to walk in a ceremony.

  Women dominate Pima Community College graduating class

Graduation marks the end of a chapter that took years to write.

Bittersweet day at Thornydale as school shuts its doors

Marana Unified School District is closing Thornydale Elementary School because of low enrollment.

  1st ever Amphi H.S. Graduate Walk hopes to inspire younger students to graduate

Graduating seniors from Amphitheater High School hoping to inspire the next generation of students took part in their first ever "Graduation March" Friday morning.

  Restrictions for Tucson High Magnet School graduation on new turf

There will be strict rules because the district paid a half million dollars for the artificial turf field and has a $250,000 warranty.Any damage done to the field, voids the warranty. So the school is taking extra precautions to make sure it is not damaged.

SC school district considering a four-day school week

According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.

J.O. Combs Unified School District May 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.

  Red For Ed demonstrations planned at Tucson schools

Educators hope demonstrations get lawmakers' attention as they work on next year's budget.

Student arrested in connection to shooting threat at Tortolita Middle School

Student arrested in connection to shooting threat at middle school in Marana Unified School District.

  Strong Start Tucson returns with new proposal for preschool funding

The Strong Start Tucson committee was formed to find a way so low-income families could afford preschool.

  Cienega High students pull together to build tiny house for teachers

The excuse "I will never use this in real life" just doesn't fly in the construction classroom in Vail.

  UA graduate Mariajose Franco turns tragedy into passion for cancer research

Mariajose Franco lost her sister Alejandra to leukemia and turned that tragedy into a passion for cancer research.

How to watch the University of Arizona commencement; all the information you need for the big event

Friday, May 10 is a big day for the University of Arizona as it holds its 155th commencement, with 4,500 graduates and 40,000 guests expected.

Former Tucson-area coach gets probation in sex crime case

Robert Forman II was an assistant volleyball coach at Ironwood Ridge High when a student claimed she was in a sexual relationship with him.

With student mental health in mind, Cincinnati-area school ditches valedictorian, salutatorian honors

The change comes after a year-long study and focus groups with students, staff, and families.

  Hero students highlight shift in school shooting guidance

A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario.

  Graduation day at U of A

About 4,500 graduates will walk across the stage as the university celebrates its 155th commencement.

Mountain View H.S. FBLA members medal in 8 events at State, qualify for Nationals

In addition to these individual and team medals, 14 team members of the 22 participating members qualified to attend the FBLA 2019 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX this summer June 27- July 3, 2019.

Brooke’s Bargains: Showing teachers some love with savings

Today starts teacher appreciation week, and if you, a family member or friend is in education, these Southern Arizona businesses want to say "thank you" with savings!

New law requires teachers to get suicide prevention training

Teachers, counselors and principals in public school districts and charter schools must receive suicide awareness and prevention training at least every three years under legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey

  Tucson-made documentary looks at teacher struggles in AZ

The movie began production in January of 2018 and continued through the Red for Ed movement. It aims to spark conversation about better education.

  TUSD students with disabilities learn real-world job skills at internships

The Transition from School to Work (TSW) Team 7 program is helping put students with disabilities, ages 18-22, in real-world internships.

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings are in, see which AZ schools ranked this year

Charter school, Basis Scottsdale, held the top spot last year, but now it’s number three.

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: School lunch debt causing problems for southern Arizona’s biggest district

"You don't want to take food away from a child," said Lindsay Aguilar, RD, SNS, and Administrative Dietitian-Coordinator for Food Services at Tucson Unified School District.

  Suicides on rise on college campuses

Active Minds tours the country with its Send Silence Packing display. They use 1,100 backpacks to represent to number of college students who commit suicide each year.

Southern AZ facing a shortage of STEM teachers

“I know here in Arizona we have a huge teacher turn over rate. For a variety of reasons. But it’s especially hard to find people trained in STEM.” said Yewell.

New Orleans student accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7 million in scholarships

An 18-year-old New Orleans high school senior has been accepted into 115 colleges and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships.