Education and Children

Back to school, one step at a time

Jul 24, 2020 Teachers, school administrators and elected officials weigh how to safely return to school.

Arizona school year still on track, with promises of 'benchmarks' for classroom return

Jul 23, 2020 Gov. Doug Ducey extended the closure of bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks.

Tucson educators protest school reopening during pandemic

Jul 21, 2020 Organizers say it's not safe to return to the classroom.

Education notebook: Tucson-area districts' reopening plans, rule for foreign students rescinded

Jul 18, 2020 A look back at this week's education stories in Southern Arizona and the state.

Pandemic’s impact on back-to-school plans in Pima County

Jul 17, 2020 A discussion with Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams.

School district in the Tohono O'odham Nation beginning school year online

Jul 14, 2020 A parent-driven push for virtual learning informed the decision from the Baboquivari Unified School District School Board.

White House calls for quick return to school; some Arizona parents, educators balk

Jul 8, 2020 Some teachers and parents in Arizona said they worry that schools here will not be able to find safe ways to reopen.

TUSD to begin school year online

Jul 3, 2020 The district hopes to transition to in-person classes.

TUSD reopening plan adds money, space in hopes of mitigating COVID-19

Jun 29, 2020 The district has pledged to be ready for students.

State to give more money to schools due to pandemic

Jun 24, 2020 The Governor and state Superintendent of Public Instruction unveil a new funding plan.

UA still grappling with how to 'return' in August

Jun 18, 2020 Officials are still working to figure out how to bring students safely back to campus.

Arizona DACA recipients in limbo as Supreme Court decision draws near

Jun 5, 2020 The court could decide the future of the Obama-era policy at any time this month.

How Southern Arizona schools and summer camps are adapting to COVID-19

Jun 5, 2020 Schools, summer camps and child care centers are tasked with finding a safe way to engage kids during the pandemic.

Students lead demonstration on UA campus against police brutality

Jun 4, 2020 Black community members spoke about experiencing racism and the need to enact long-term change .

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.

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