Education and Children

Arizona Voters Would Say Resounding 'Yes' to Soda Tax, Poll Suggests

Nov 20, 2017 The survey showed the hypothetical tax to raise education funds would pass with a near 2-to-1 margin.

Colder Weather Drives Homeless Teens to Tucson, Shelter Says

Nov 20, 2017 Our Family Services seeks supplies to manage the the increase in homeless young people.

Episode 163: Analyzing Election Results

Nov 10, 2017 Journalists break down voters' decisions, plus Tucson Unified Superintendent reacts to results, and visiting a homeless veteran.

Tuesday is Election Day in Pima County

Nov 7, 2017 Ballots include Tucson City Council races, property and sales taxes in various municipalities.

Tucson Police Ask City to Fund School Resource Officers

Nov 6, 2017 Having officers in some schools helps mentor and teach students.

Want to Learn About Native Species? Go On a Hike.

Nov 3, 2017 Friends of Ironwood Forest National Monument raise awareness about the site.

Career and Technical Ed Officials See Potential Boon in School Letter Grades

Nov 3, 2017 Despite criticism, JTED sees the new rubric as an important incentive for career and technical education programs.

Feds, States Warn of Student-Loan Scam

Oct 31, 2017 Scammers attempt to trick people into upfront payments for fraudulent services.

Children's Book Author Todd Parr Coming to Tucson

Oct 27, 2017 Adults may not know who Parr is, but millions of young readers around the world consider him a literary superstar.

Pima County Celebrates Walk and Bike to School Day Friday

Oct 26, 2017 Day encourages healthy, environmentally friendly commuting for children.

Advocate: Policy, Facilities Among Barriers to School Achievement for Arizona's Minority Kids

Oct 24, 2017 A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows math and reading scores lag.

School Districts Turning to Bonds to Pay for 'Urgent' Facilities Maintenance

Oct 23, 2017 TUSD and Flowing Wells School District proposing bond packages to address capital needs.

Episode 160: Schools to Zoos — What's On the Ballot

Oct 20, 2017 A look at the initiatives up for approval; and the reintroduction of prairie dogs in Arizona grasslands.

Measure Would Raise Tucson Sales Tax to Fund Preschool

Oct 16, 2017 Supporters of Proposition 204 say it gives kids a leg up; skeptical voices say it is regressive or ill-defined.

Superintendent: TUSD Must Adjust to Counteract Falling Enrollment

Oct 6, 2017 Trujillo says the district is trying to emulate extended day and night programs of charter and private schools.

Early-Education Tax Opponents Launch Campaign

Oct 5, 2017 Local business leaders say the proposition, not its target, is wrong.

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