Education

  Two Sahuarita students win national ‘Masks By Me’ contest

As finalists, Eva Scholtes and Karla Lopez won masks for themselves and their school, and money for back-to-school supplies.

Desert View High student tests positive for COVID-19

OSIRIS-REx collected at least 2 ounces of asteroid surface material from Bennu

  University of Arizona students petition to reinstate a traditional spring break

  School nurse shortage poses new challenge amid pandemic

Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

  University of Arizona set to test students for COVID-19 before Thanksgiving break

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  San Xavier Mission School students get laptops

  Adults gaining education, job skills for free in Pima County

  UA law professor breaks down Barrett confirmation hearings as senators prepare to vote

Amphi alerts families: Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Mesa Verde Elementary

USDA, AZ Department of Education announce eligibility requirements for free and reduced-price meals

  Common mistakes by voters that get ballots rejected

  Amphi students return to campus for hybrid learning

Students will spend two days attending classes on campus each week and spend the other three days learning virtually from home.

  Tucson police aim to bridge the gap between race and policing

TPD training officers how to react better with the community.

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

  Teachers and students ask for more transparency from U of A administration regarding health safety

Thousands of U of A students are expected to return to campus Monday, bringing the total number of students attending in-person class to nearly 10,000. This is raising concerns among faculty and students who say the university isn’t being transparent when it comes to health safety.

  Student athletes feeling the mental strain of COVID-19 before training season

  Voters to see Invest in Ed on ballot

John B. Wright Elementary School receives A+ School of Excellence Award

TUSD School Board pushes vote on hybrid-learning start-date to later date

New Covid-19 tracking tool for Pima County

University of Arizona to offer more in-person classes as new COVID-19 cases decline

  University of Arizona’s stay-at-home request ends, officials say it may be reinstated if numbers spike again

University of Arizona students are no longer under a voluntary stay-at-home order. It expired on Tuesday, September 29th, but officials say the two-week recommendation had its intended effect.

Hybrid learning plans for school districts across Pima County

Across Pima County, school districts are beginning to release their plans for hybrid learning. Here are the plans for each school district in the county. If you don't see a school district in the story, it will be available soon.

  Parents asked to sign COVID-19 waiver for in-person learning

Marana Unified School District parents who sign the waiver are promising to not sue the school district for any trauma, illness or death to their child or household from COVID-19.

Just Between Friends announces shopping dates for Tucson

Shopping dates are planned for Sep. 19-20 and Sep. 25-26 at 4881 N. Stone Ave.

  UA student working to create ‘non-clogging’ toilet paper

A flight from India - diverted because of clogged toilets - inspired University of Arizona sophomore Kunal Shamdasani to come up with his award-winning idea.

  TUSD moving forward with hybrid learning, start date not set in stone

District will survey teachers and parents over the next two weeks and will solidify a hybrid learning plan by Oct. 6.

Virus spread around University of Arizona causing consternation

County health officials are concerned because what happens on campus does not always stay on campus.

Startup business Techletics joins the University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Techletics is developing a patent pending mobile health application that utilizes the embedded sensors of a smartphone to track and improve posture with no other additional device.

Amphitheater School District releases plans for hybrid learning

The Amphitheater School District released it's plan for hybrid learning. Students would be divided into two cohorts and attend in-person learning twice a week.

Virus puts brakes on car show, but charity motors on

Five companies donate sponsorship fees to Pima Community College.

University of Arizona to study viral immunity of COVID-19 in essential workers

The research team is currently enrolling 4,000 health-care workers, first responders, and frontline essential workers as participants across Arizona within four months for this study.

Arizona Department of Education announces partnership to support free math professional learning for teachers statewide

Free workshops will be designed to deepen teachers' mathematical understanding, promote hands-on, student-centered lessons, examine alternative ways to present particular topics.

  TUSD families can pick up a week’s worth of food at one time

TUSD believes a lot of families are having challenges getting to the bus stops for meal drop-offs. To help, the district is launching an alternative meal pick-up.

Sunnyside Unified School District hiring substitute teachers

SUSD hiring substitute teachers

  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.

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

Empire High School gets assist from NBA great in PSA video

Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal appears in opening scene of video explaining expectations for return to campus.

  Local men run from Nogales to Tucson for charity

Two local Tucsonans completed a 58-mile run from Nogales to San Xavier Mission to raise money for Sunnyside School District.

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

The grant money will help feed students in need.

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

Families can access a list of resources like test prep and homework through different videos, practice tests, and flashcards.

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

14-day shelter-in-place issued for students living on or near campus.

Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers applications open Sept. 14

2020 applications for the Wishes for Teachers grant open on Sept. 14.

Study: Junipter’s moons may be warming each other

A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters found that moon-moon interactions may be more responsible for the heating than Jupiter alone.

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

Pima County’s largest school district is working towards a phased return to in-person classes.

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

University of Arizona campus leaders said 8.8 percent of students tested in the past 24 hours had positive results.

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

In a letter, the UA said they are unable to host this event or any other in-person convocations expected for December.

University of Arizona researchers discover green light therapy relieves headaches

Many of the study's participants reported fewer and less painful 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

The racist hackers began playing video from a Ku Klux Klan rally during the virtual party.

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

Amphi Foundation, GRINS partner with Cox, Comcast to provide free service to eligible families.

University of Arizona appoints first SVP for Native American advancement

Equerra will oversee university-wide efforts to improve the success of Native American students.

County offers guidance on returning kids to child care

Checklist helps parents feel secure their child is safe while they are at work.

More Arizona counties reach benchmarks to resume in-person learning

Ten counties can how resume in-person classes fully or in a hybrid model.

  MUSD parents to protest online-only school

As problems become known with remote learning, more parents are pushing for the option to send their kids back to the classroom.

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.