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Pima County looks local to fund high-quality universal preschool

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

National report says Arizona has made steady progress in education

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

Out-of-the box thinking earns him statewide award for helping incarcerated students.

PCC gets money to double its aviation tech program

The Arizona Legislature approved $15 million to expand the program, the first state money since cutting community college funding four years ago.

Supervisor Elías discusses support for preschool scholarship program

It remains uncertain if the county will fund the newly-proposed program.

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

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

Arizona House OKs Navajo school voucher fix, Senate next

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

#RedForEd advocates say Arizona budget plan ignores schools

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

#RedForEd Holds Before-School 'Walk-Ins' in Tucson

The protests at 28 schools focused on lack of legislative action.

#RedForEd's Focus One Year After Historic Demonstrations

A discussion with Tucson Education Association president Jason Freed.

Proposal Pushes for Expanded Access to Preschool in Pima County

Supporters want the county to fund scholarships for low-income families.

Moving the Needle on Education

A look at the continuing challenges for public education in Arizona following a year of grassroots efforts like #RedForEd.

Arizona Education Superintendent: Teacher Shortage a 'Crisis'

Kathy Hoffman in her first State of Education speech said a teacher shortage could get worse.

Senate Committee Votes to Increase Education Sales Tax

The extra money would fund public education in Arizona.

TUSD Still Faces Teacher Shortages Despite Pay Raises, Sign-On Bonuses

The district will hold back-to-back job fairs in an effort to get ahead of hiring challenges.

Pima County, TUSD Sue State Over Desegregation Funds

The complaint aims to see the state continue to provide aid rather than shift the financial burden to TUSD homeowners.

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