Education

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.

  Students can create their own show at Musical Theatre Camp

  New UA program to support vets in STEM

KOLD CARES: Classroom supply drive

2019: Back to School for southern AZ students

Teacher salary schedule approved by TUSD Governing Board

  Vandals strike Tucson school, leave more than 50 fish dead

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Green Fields School closing after 85 years, filing for bankruptcy

PCSD: Badges and Backpacks event for school kids

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

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

  TUSD approves revised code of conduct

OpiEnd Youth Challenge poster contest open to AZ students

  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

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

DTAP graduates’ path to success begins with walk across stage

  HHS cuts services to migrant children

Crews begin paving roads around UA Honors Village

  Southern Arizona school districts participate in 2019 Summer Food Program

  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.

  Downtown rally planned one year after historic teacher walkout

Educators plan to push for more funding.

  MCAT High School expanding programs in construction, computer networking, robotics

The classes are more centered around one-on-one interactions.

Charges dropped against University of Arizona students for incident with border patrol agents

The students could still face discipline as the school continues its investigation.

Pima County School Superintendent Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

The award recognizes a graduate of an Amphitheater high school who has achieved the pinnacle of success in his or her chosen field as a professional or volunteer and is presented by The Volpe Team at Nova Home Loans.

J.O. Combs Unified School District April 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.

U of A to hold forum to address First Amendment rights

The forum will address free speech, expression and the law.

Nash Elementary School locked down because of nearby police activity

Police officers are in the area trying to apprehend a wanted person near the school.

  Louisiana teen takes senior photos at Chick-fil-A, internet goes wild

When taking senior portraits, Khloe, who’s a senior at Deridder High school decided to take her love for Chick-fil-A to a whole new level.

  New fence around outdoor learning program to help keep homeless out

However, for the past two years, there’s been less learning and more clean up. That’s due to an increased homeless population in the area, who have decided to use B.E.L.L as a place to set up camp.

ABOR raises tuition yet again for 2019-20 academic year

New UA undergrad students will see the least financial tuition increase.

  Autism Academy opening soon, will help tackle resource shortage

Things like smaller class sizes and specifically trained teachers automatically appealed to the Nattrass family, something that isn’t available at a typical school.

  Protesters remain silent at free speech demonstration

Wednesday’s protesters, many of whom wore yellow tape over their mouths, marched in silence in single file, from the Main Gate to the office of Dr. Robert Robbins, the University of Arizona President.

  UA astronomers help snap first picture of black hole in space

A black hole in the M87 galaxy, invisible to the human eye, has been photographed.

TUSD 2019 Young Entrepreneurs Academy graduates

YEA is a groundbreaking educational program that takes middle and high school students through the process of starting and running a business.

Event Horizon Telescope project announces groundbreaking results

The EHT project captured the first ever image of a black hole.

New buses on the way for four Cochise County school districts

The $5 million grant will pay for 45 new vehicles for the rural school districts and charter schools across Arizona, including four in Cochise County - Valley Union High School District, San Simon Unified School District, Pomerene Elementary School District, and Benson Unified School District.

  UA Student Media has to find new home after 15 years

But now the students who work every day to get the paper to press, songs on the radio, and news on the air, feel pushed aside.

Raytheon, AIA partner to bolster robotics in southern AZ high schools

Raytheon will donate $2,000 to the winning school to support the program start-up.

  TUSD hoping online enrollment helps with declining student numbers

The district lost 1,400 students from last year to this year

  TUSD program puts Narcan in high schools

The only people trained currently to administer Narcan are school nurses and health assistants

New program manager at Las Artes Arts & Education Center

Now, she hopes to be the guiding influence on the lives of the youth age 17 to 22 who are coming to Las Artes, often after unsuccessful stints at traditional high schools.

Tucson Values Teachers seeking video nominations from students

According to a news release from TVT, they will be surprising five K-12 southern Arizona teachers with the award based on nominations submitted by students.

Ninth Circuit extends deadline for entries in 2019 high school civics contest

Students may enter both the essay and video competitions.

Bill would require suicide prevention training in AZ schools

Districts would have flexibility in terms of meeting the mandate

Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim who died of apparent suicide was UA graduate

Jeremy Richman, the father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting in 2012, was found dead Monday morning.

University presidents release tuition proposals

The proposal for the University of Arizona continues the Tuition Guarantee Program.

  Gov. Ducey emphasizes state’s relationship with Mexico, economic boom it provides

"Mexico is our number one trading partner times four," AZ Governor Doug Ducey said. "We've tended to the relationships."