Education and Children

TUSD distributes thousands of meals in Grab-and-Go program

Mar 27, 2020 Students sent home because of the COVID-19 pandemic can still receive breakfast and lunch from their districts.

Some families face barriers as schools transition to online instruction

Mar 27, 2020 A discussion with Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams.

COVID-19 redefines the semester: One UA student's perspective

Mar 27, 2020 In this radio essay, an AZPM student production assistant describes her experience balancing classes and a pandemic.

New law to increase internet access for rural and tribal communities

Mar 25, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is underlining the importance of broadband services, but some communities can't get a dependable connection.

Tucson YMCA, Boys and Girls Club offering child care for essential workers

Mar 25, 2020 A director at the YMCA said they're hoping to address the need created by school closures.

Advice to parents: Listen, be flexible and cut yourselves a break

Mar 25, 2020 A school psychology professor offers suggestions to parents during school closures related to the new coronavirus.

Arizona extends school closure through April 10

Mar 20, 2020 The schools superintendent said leaders are also working to waive requirements for statewide tests.

TUSD sending meals for school-aged kids to drop-off points

Mar 19, 2020 The extension of the school lunch program sends buses along routes to deliver breakfast and lunch.

Arizona coronavirus news briefs, March 16

Mar 16, 2020 AP coverage of COVID-19 impacting the state: Arizona schools closed, cases up to 18, primary election, and more.

Arizona closing schools due to COVID-19 concerns

Mar 15, 2020 The governor and the superintendent of public instruction announced schools will be closed through at least March 27.

Arizona House joins Senate in approving school voucher bill

Mar 13, 2020 The proposal allows students on Native American reservations to attend schools in neighboring states if they're within 2 miles of the Arizona border.

UA delays return to classes, moves them online due to coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 The university has delayed the start of classes following spring break, and online instruction will be in effect next week.

Science fair cancels some events amid coronavirus fears

Mar 10, 2020 Friday night events for the SARSEF fair were canceled. Saturday awards will be streamed.

Universities implement travel restrictions, self-quarantines amid spread of COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 Some schools are restricting nonessential campus-related travel and requiring students who have traveled to self-quarantine.

Arizona teachers significantly less diverse than students

Mar 2, 2020 Experts say a diverse teacher pool can have an impact on student achievement.

Diversity and desegregation in TUSD

Feb 28, 2020 After decades of legal battles and diversification efforts, the Tucson Unified School District wants to be released from court supervision.

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