Education and Children

TUSD expedites laptop order to support at-home online learning

Apr 3, 2020 Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo also discusses his hopes the district can hold graduation ceremonies in May.

Extended school closures expose digital divide among Arizona families

Apr 3, 2020 A discussion with schools chief Kathy Hoffman about the challenges students face.

Adapting to life under social distancing

Apr 3, 2020 Plus, answers to listeners' COVID-19 questions, food bank use doubles, weddings rescheduled, and a reminder about library resources.

Sonora asks medical students to join coronavirus fight

Apr 2, 2020 The mayor of Hermosillo, the state capital, is considering a 12-hour curfew in the city.

TUSD Superintendent Trujillo on school closures amid COVID-19 pandemic: 'It's the right call'

Apr 1, 2020 The head of Tucson's largest school district discusses how TUSD is responding to an unprecedented situation.

Despite school closure, high school seniors will get to graduate

Mar 31, 2020 Whether or not they collect their diplomas in a cap and gown is up in the air.

Arizona schools will stay closed through the end of the school year

Mar 30, 2020 Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman made the announcement Monday morning.

TUSD distributes thousands of meals in Grab-and-Go program

Mar 27, 2020 Students sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic can still receive breakfast and lunch from their districts.

Some families face barriers as schools transition to online instruction

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams.

COVID-19 redefines the semester: One UA student's perspective

Mar 27, 2020 In this radio essay, an AZPM student production assistant describes her experience balancing classes and a pandemic.

New law to increase internet access for rural and tribal communities

Mar 25, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is underlining the importance of broadband services, but some communities can't get a dependable connection.

Tucson YMCA, Boys and Girls Club offering child care for essential workers

Mar 25, 2020 A director at the YMCA said they're hoping to address the need created by school closures.

Advice to parents: Listen, be flexible and cut yourselves a break

Mar 25, 2020 A school psychology professor offers suggestions to parents during school closures related to the new coronavirus.

Arizona extends school closure through April 10

Mar 20, 2020 The schools superintendent said leaders are also working to waive requirements for statewide tests.

TUSD sending meals for school-aged kids to drop-off points

Mar 19, 2020 The extension of the school lunch program sends buses along routes to deliver breakfast and lunch.

Arizona coronavirus news briefs, March 16

Mar 16, 2020 AP coverage of COVID-19 impacting the state: Arizona schools closed, cases up to 18, primary election, and more.

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