Education and Children

Arizona interest in anti-mask school vouchers outpaces funds

Sep 6, 2021 Gov. Doug Ducey's plan will give $7,000 a year to each student to pay for private school tuition.

1 arrest after men confront school principal over COVID-19 mandates

Sep 3, 2021 School officials say several men threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of a Vail Unified School District principal while at least one brandished cable ties.

How students are responding after a school year of remote learning

Sep 3, 2021 The Buzz talks with educators about the work that remains to keep kids learning, and emotionally and physically healthy.

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

Aug 30, 2021 Arizona has also banned schools from requiring students to wear masks but law is not yet in effect.

Marana school district requires masks

Aug 23, 2021 Growing number of schools in Pima County requiring masks on campus.

UA welcomes largest incoming class yet

Aug 23, 2021 Monday is the first day of the semester from UA students and with it comes a few record breaking statistics.

Arizona Supreme Court won’t block new tax on high-earners

Aug 19, 2021 The state’s voters approved the tax as part of Prop. 208 in November.

Education secretary warns Arizona over mask law

Aug 18, 2021 Secretary says blocking school districts from requiring masks may violate the terms of federal funding.

Ducey offers grants to schools that don't require masks

Aug 17, 2021 Announcement comes as COVID-19 cases rise and a growing number of schools require masks.

More Tucson area school districts will require masks

Aug 17, 2021 Amphitheater, Catalina Foothills change policies after Phoenix court ruling.

Judge: School district can keep mask rule, at least for now

Aug 16, 2021 New state law barring mask mandates in schools doesn’t take effect until Sept. 29, judge says.

TUSD to begin "pooled testing"

Aug 15, 2021 Test program could reach every classroom by October

Pima County schools have reported over 400 cases of COVID-19

Aug 13, 2021 County superintendent said he's pleading with Gov. Ducey to rescind a ban on schools requiring masks.

University of Arizona will require masks indoors

Aug 11, 2021 ASU, NAU also announce mask requirements amid rising number of COVID-19 cases statewide.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics coming to Tucson schools

Aug 6, 2021 Alice Vail Middle School and Salpointe Catholic High School will have clinics Saturday. No appointments needed.

TUSD board votes to require masks on campuses

Aug 4, 2021 Decision comes as Arizona sees a rising number of COVID-19 cases

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