Education and Children

Filling the gap for Tucson's homeless students

Jun 24, 2019 As housing affordability continues to drop in Arizona, charitable organizations stretch to address the steep disadvantages facing young people experiencing homelessness.

Building more than houses in one Tucson neighborhood

Jun 24, 2019 Habitat for Humanity Tucson and a coalition of partners are working to improve and track quality of life in the Amphi neighborhood.

Arizona drops one spot to 46th in report on children's well-being

Jun 17, 2019 The annual National Kids Count grades Arizona poorly on children's health, education and security.

2019 sees highest number of Indigenous medical school grads at UA

Jun 12, 2019 The eight Indigenous students represent the College of Medicine's desire to increase diversity.

UA receives $1.5M grant to expand intelligence degree program

Jun 12, 2019 The new degree transforms an already-existing program and will incorporate cybersecurity, intelligence and information operation.

UA library one of a few sites getting a summertime makeover

Jun 10, 2019 Construction projects shift from athletic to academic facilities in 2019.

9 Pascua Yaqui members graduate in first cohort of nursing assistant program

Jun 7, 2019 The grads are the first to complete the program at the Pima Community College site on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's reservation.

Pizza, hamburgers and ... local broccoli? School lunch in Tucson

Jun 6, 2019 70 years on, a WWII-era program to combat malnutrition is healthier than ever.

Nonprofit partners with schools to help pay college tuition for Arizona 'Dreamers'

Jun 6, 2019 The groups hope to raise close to $10 million each year to help current DACA students finish their degrees.

Feds cut services to unaccompanied migrant kids in shelters

Jun 6, 2019 The agency overseeing shelters is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.

Inside Casa de los Niños's new early education center

May 31, 2019 How the center creates learning opportunities for 3 and 4 year olds.

State superintendent of public instruction says state budget gives education short shrift

May 29, 2019 Superintendent Kathy Hoffman says the Legislature missed an opportunity to make a much-needed investment in the state's struggling education system.

Tucson schools to offer free summer meals to students

May 29, 2019 TUSD and Sunnyside districts will offer breakfast and lunch for students over the break.

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

May 24, 2019 The bill would the Navajo students to use vouchers for private school tuition in New Mexico for one more year.

House committee debates latest version of the Dream Act

May 23, 2019 The move follows a recent Trump immigration proposal that leaves out "Dreamers."

#RedForEd advocates say Arizona budget plan ignores schools

May 23, 2019 The teacher-backed organization says a $1 billion surplus should be used to help restore previous education funding levels.

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