Education and Children

TUSD superintendent applauds reopening recommendations, unsure how to pay for them

Jun 3, 2020 The area’s largest district will release the plan later this month, and it's considering measures like split-shift or split-day schedules.

Local student podcasters garner national attention

May 29, 2020 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.

Arizona coronavirus news in brief, May 28

May 28, 2020 Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona: Return to school, sanitation tunnels, Grand Canyon.

Tucson teachers find new ways to celebrate graduating students

May 21, 2020 Central Tucson's Carrillo Elementary School says goodbye to students heading to middle school.

Gov. Ducey: Arizona continuing phased-in return

May 20, 2020 The governor said he's working on a plan to resume summer camps and school activities.

Pima County libraries reopen with temporary COVID-19 measures

May 18, 2020 Guests can now pick up books they’ve placed on hold or use computers that have been spaced apart.

UA president discusses plan to return to classrooms in the fall

May 14, 2020 President Robert Robbins said the plan to reopen amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not final.

TUSD approves updated sex education curriculum

May 14, 2020 One board member called the curriculum "inclusive, medically accurate and comprehensive."

Arizona Supreme Court says no to electronic signature gathering for citizen petitions

May 13, 2020 The state’s highest court will not let citizen initiatives access the online system used by candidates.

UA expanding Global Campus program amid expected loss of international enrollment

May 11, 2020 The program has been adding partners since March, when the pandemic put a question mark on returning students.

Challenges facing educators during COVID-19 pandemic

May 8, 2020 A discussion with Tucson Education Association president Margaret Chaney.

Time away from school means uncertainty about students' return to classrooms

May 8, 2020 A discussion with UA College of Education assistant dean Francesca Lopez.

For students without internet access, the pandemic hits harder

May 7, 2020 As much of daily life goes online, the pandemic is shining a light on the digital divide for the 350,000 Arizona families without internet.

TUSD postpones in-person graduation ceremonies till June

May 2, 2020 The district will celebrate the original May graduation date, but it hopes students can come together for an in-person ceremony in June.

UA announces plans to hold in-person classes in the fall

Apr 30, 2020 President Robert Robbins says the transition "won't be easy."

PCC chancellor 'cautiously optimistic' as pandemic forces major pivot

Apr 28, 2020 A conversation with Chancellor Lee Lambert about how the college is faring and what the pandemic could mean for its future.

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