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More AZ Spotlight Featured Rotator from Feb 2014

Interactive, Informative and Nearly Indestructible

Newly revamped Children's Museum Tucson gives exclusive look at how they entertain kids and survive the hard knocks.

Feb 6, 2014
Students hard at work in a Tucson Unified School District classroom.

One, Dos, Drei: Tucson Girl Growing Up Trilingual

Thanks to parents who come from Germany, Mexico and school where 7-year-old learns English.

Jan 23, 2014

The Hypocrisy Footprint

Author Chris Cokinos tries to explain the logic behind what he calls the 'hypocrisy footprint' left by backyard pools in the arid Southwest

Dec 12, 2013

Effects of Common Core Adoption at Presidio Schools

Method has forced teachers to allow students to think more independently, says Scott Whitlock, head of curriculum and instruction.

Dec 12, 2013

Program Provides Juvenile Offenders With Second Chance

YARDS is an educative nine-week program that teachers youth skills; in collaboration with Pima County's juvenile court system.

Nov 27, 2013

Teachers' Voices

Honoring the true professionalism and dedication of our teachers.

Oct 15, 2013
H.T. Sanchez, TUSD's new superintendent inside the Arizona Public Media radio studios.

Q & A with TUSD's New Superintendent

H.T. Sanchez talks about his first impressions and expectations after two weeks on the job

Jul 11, 2013
Lisa McCorkle, principal at Dietz Elementary School

Special Report, Part 4: 'Matters of Principal'

Last day of school for first-timer, veteran

May 30, 2013

Working for Equal Rights

Tucson group tries to raise awaress, education and opportunity for often-marginalized residents

Mar 21, 2013
Sherif Joe Arpaio's school safety posse trains in a school shooting practice scenario.

Counties Take Different Paths to School Safety

Pima, Maricopa have own approaches deal with threats

Mar 1, 2013

Teachers' Voices with Briana Gryzynger and Greg Stafford

Who is teaching the teachers? Meet a pair of classroom educators who also contribute to their peers' ongoing learning at the Biosphere 2

Dec 6, 2012
Andrea came to kindergarten sort of speaking three languages: Spanish, English, and Kanjobal. After five years of English Immersion classes, she is still struggling to communicate—in any language.

The Latino Gap: Not Quite Trilingual

A young girl from Guatemala struggles with English after 5 years in public school, while speaking Spanish with friends and a Guatemalan dialect at home.

Sep 21, 2012
University High School band director Jeff Marchant with student and tuba player Taylor Ginter

Teachers' Voices with Taylor Ginter and Jeff Marchant

Hear how a friendship between a band director and a promising young musician has taught some important lessons to them both.

Aug 23, 2012
University High School student Amanda McCarley and her AP history teacher Dr. John Hosmer

Teachers' Voices with Amanda McCarley and Dr. John Hosmer

A University High School student asks her history teacher to reflect on teaching some of Tucson's best and brightest

Aug 9, 2012

ELL Students Fall Behind After Summer of Limited English

In the border town of Douglas, teachers have a hard time bringing students back to English proficiency

Aug 3, 2012
Eddie Islas, Santa Clara Elementary School's principal and reading teacher Lynn Lujan give a certificate of completion to a kindergarten student at the closing ceremony for the San Xavier Summer Reading Program.

Teaching Traditions

A summer program teaches Native American students about culture and academics

Jul 26, 2012

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