Education

OSIRIS-REx prepares for final rehearsal before fall touchdown on asteroid

  Parents, educators split on kids returning to classrooms

UA developing efficient system to purify waste water

Southern Arizona well represented in Teacher of the Year Award finalists list

University of Arizona awarded $26 million to help build Internet of the future

  The University of Arizona’s re-entry plan to open campus receives pushback

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UA to resume in-person classes in phases

School districts across southern Arizona release plans for start of 2020-21 academic year

  Pima County says area schools should not resume in-person instruction on Aug. 17

  First-year medical school students reflect on studies during pandemic

  Amphitheater tells employees to work from school during remote learning; many push back

TUSD announces ‘Next Steps’ for the new school year

  Benson Unified School District logs on for first day of school

District giving Chromebook to every student who needs one.

  Tucson Unified making plans for students with disabilities for upcoming school year

The Tucson Unified School District is expected to resume classes remotely in less than three weeks.

Arizona schools expected to implement 14 most common COVID-19 safety protocols

School district across Arizona have been working comprehensive plans for the upcoming semester.

AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans.

  Petition calls for governor to postpone in-person classes, receives hundreds of signatures

Pima County libraries shift to regionally based service

  FACT FINDERS: What does ‘cohort’ mean in returning to school?

  Educators, parents to hit streets for Tucson Motor March 2020

  Nearly quarter of Pima County teachers are 55 or older, some worried about getting back into classroom

  3 Arizona teachers contracted COVID-19 while sharing a summer classroom; 1 died

Catalina Foothills School District releases plan for upcoming school year

No action is required by families who are currently registered for school and are choosing the in-person class.

  More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.

Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

The lawsuit, filed in Boston's federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule.

  Foreign students with fully online classes can’t stay in the U.S., according to ICE

If a foreign student has all online classes, they must either leave the country, transfer to a school with in-person classes or potentially face deportation, according to the guidelines.

D-M temporarily closes Finley Child Development Center after positive COVID-19 test

Only four children directly affected; other caregivers being tested

  Two Tucson students compete on national stage

Represent Catalina Foothills High School in National Speech and Debate Championship

  Should officers be pulled from Tucson schools? Some request removal

Tucson Unified School District leaders will continue the conversation over a police presence on campus.

  UA gives update on plan for reopening in fall

Campus leaders said they expect to release specific guidelines next week for in-person classes.

  TUSD prioritizing safety during free summer meal program

Summer Meals Program runs through the end of June

Looking for something for your child to do this summer? Check out our list of camps

There are several summer camps open to children in southern Arizona.

Department of Education announces ‘Roadmap to Reopening Schools’

Provides guidance to school districts on preparing for 2020-21 school year

  Arizona schools to resume classes in fall

Gov. Ducey said guidance informed by school administration, parents and public health experts

UA discusses plan for return in fall

The university is still working to finalize a plan for students returning in the fall.

  TUSD holds drive-thru registration

Online registration also available through ParentVue

Tucson Unified School District offering free breakfast, lunch during summer break

The summer meals program runs through Tuesday, June 30.

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

Pizza Hut announced that restaurants will be giving away a free, one-topping medium pizza to the Class of 2020.

  TUSD extends emergency childcare services

Children of grocery store employees, food bank workers now accepted

  Vail High School seniors honored at graduation parade

Sunday night, a car parade rolled through a racetrack in south Tucson, honoring Vail’s largest graduating class of 2020.

  Class of 2020: No caps, no gowns, no jobs?

Job market is rough, but there are opportunities

  University of Arizona student earns fine arts degree decades in the making

Kathleen Cluff finally holds degree in tuba performance after pausing for life, family

  Catalina Foothills High School creates unique way to celebrate graduation

All 415 graduates will experience traditional moments in non-traditional fashion

  Steps to support kids’ development before heading back to school in fall

Students experience stress from disruption of daily routines

  SUSD offers online summer school options for students

Summer school is just a few weeks away

Arizona Board of Regents approves tuition, fees for upcoming school year

In-state students won't pay more in tuition for the upcoming school year.

  Tucson group steps up to help teachers prepare for next school year

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson making sure teachers feel prepared for returning students.

  Amphitheater School District celebrates graduating seniors with yard signs amid COVID-19 crisis

More than 1,000 seniors in the district are expected to graduate high school this spring semester.

PCC hosting virtual town hall for students

Pima administrators will take students' questions Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Students from Tucson, Marana earn top honors from University of Arizona Museum of Art

Artists from high schools in both Tucson and Marana earned top honors from the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

Tucson Proud: Southern Arizona teachers sending words of encouragement, support to their students

KOLD News 13 is giving southern Arizona teachers a chance to send messages of encouragement and support to their students.

BASIS Oro Valley, UHS among top schools in AZ according to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

  Sahuarita school district moves forward with $17 million solar panel project

$17 million energy efficiency project breaks ground this summer

  Tucson triplets hope their online tutoring program helps other students during COVID-19 shutdown

The program helps students stay on top of their studies.

Tucson Proud: Send us your photos, video for The Lost Class of 2020

KOLD News 13 would like to recognize those students for their achievements.

  Families looking to Facebook groups for homeschooling resources, ideas

Staying calm while teaching at home

Tucson Values Teachers seeking video nominations from students for teacher excellence award

Participating students should submit a video nomination to highlight teachers that are going above and beyond by implementing creative virtual instruction and engaging students in innovative ways.

Tucson-area school districts providing free meals to children

With Arizona schools closed through Friday, March 27, districts in the Tucson area are offering free meals to students.

  MUSD offers support to parents, students learning at home

School closures due to COVID-19 have turned parents and guardians around the world into homeschoolers.

  Sunnyside provides free breakfast, lunch and WiFi

Twenty-eight buses have been equipped with mobile hotspots.

Desert Museum offers free online learning programs during COVID-19 closure

The museum will release a weekly schedule of interactive classes.

  High school seniors stay positive despite school closures, canceled activites

Local high schoolers are making the most of their last days of the year, even if it's happening at home.

Marana Unified School District cancels all school-sanctioned events, districts begin home-learning curriculum

The district canceled graduations and school dances to help combat COVID-19.

Arizona extends school closures through remainder of school year

Applies to public schools, both district and charter.

  Tucson Unified School District to distribute laptops, internet access to students amid school closures

The move was passed unanimously.

  School districts provide ‘grab and go’ meals to students

Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday through April 10

Top school official recommends Arizona schools stay open amid coronavirus fears

The head of Arizona schools is hoping for business as usual for the most part for students, teachers and staff at state schools.

  Tucson Unified School District steps up cleaning procedures to help prevent potential COVID-19 spread

Teachers are trained to sanitize any high-touch areas in their classrooms.

University of Arizona classes to go online amid COVID-19 outbreak concerns

Class will be delayed and moved to online instruction "wherever possible."

Arizona State University switches to online classes amid COVID-19 concerns

The university's president issued the announcement in a school-wide letter Wednesday afternoon.

Marana Unified School District to offer meal program on wheels during spring break

The program offers free meals to students across the district.

  Tucson-based robotics team chosen for global competition

City Shaders only Arizona representative chosen to compete

  Green Fields School holds open house ahead of reopening

Historic school coming back as tuition free public charter school in August

Invest in Education advocates collect signatures for 2020 ballot

Invest in Education needs more than 230,000 signatures by a July 2 deadline to appear on the 2020 ballot.

Police: Man caught exposing himself on PCC campus

Jesus Francisco Villa allegedly exposed himself to students at the PCC Desert Vista Campus.

University of Arizona to permanently close Confucius Institute, citing new federal policies

The institute is one of many across the country closing its doors this year.

  UA to break ground on first tech park building

The Refinery will provide office space for small-to-midsize tech-focused businesses and organizations

  Program supports future scientists

SARSEF uses science, engineering to inspire students to think critically

  Arizona students create VR classroom

Objects too small for human eye to see appear large enough to fly through