Education and Children

Using basketball to raise the academic game of Pima County's 'forgotten' students

Aug 19, 2019 Students in Pima County's juvenile detention system have to earn the right to play through grades and behavior.

Tucson educators bringing experience in STEM industry to classrooms

Aug 16, 2019 The UA-generated fellowship placed teachers in Arizona technology and medical companies for the summer.

'Fearless' student podcasters explore big issues

Aug 16, 2019 A profile of some of the students and the teacher behind Tucson's City High Radio.

TUSD moves closer toward approving new sex education curriculum

Aug 14, 2019 The district's sex ed policies have not been updated since 2006.

Understanding data more and more important for college students, professor says

Aug 13, 2019 Hoshin Gupta suggests there are some basic ways of seeing the world through data that all college students should understand.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives funding to build new youth facility

Aug 7, 2019 The Boys and Girls Club will double in size and be near behavioral health programs and recreation opportunities.

Teacher vacancies hit a new low in Tucson Unified School District

Aug 6, 2019 The district says vacancies are now down to fewer than one per school.

Food bank teaches nutrition and effective food shopping

Aug 5, 2019 The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona trains families to save money and eat nutritiously.

Students share how the Arizona Teachers Academy has impacted their lives

Aug 2, 2019 A discussion with a recent graduate of the program and a current student.

TUSD takes steps to update its sex ed curriculum

Jul 26, 2019 The proposed update will have a more evidence- and research-based focus.

Sci-fi meets reality in the field of synthetic biology

Jul 25, 2019 A UA astrobiologist using it to identify potential alien life

Equal pay lawsuit against Arizona regents settled

Jul 24, 2019 Three female former UA deans claimed they were paid less than men.

Pima County looks local to fund high-quality universal preschool

Jul 17, 2019 Success will take time, education officials say, likely beginning with a pilot program.

National report says Arizona has made steady progress in education

Jul 16, 2019 More needs to be done, and the pace of improvement is too slow, education advocates say.

Pima Schools Superintendent Dustin Williams awarded for approach to motivating students

Jun 27, 2019 Out-of-the box thinking earns him statewide award for helping incarcerated students.

Arizona school board leaves sex education rules unchanged

Jun 25, 2019 The board decided not to act on guidelines put forward by the state superintendent.

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