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Teachers' Voices with Ofelia Zepeda and Meredith Kupinski

Two educators talk about a new program where teachers - instead of students - are asked to become immersed in the indigenous culture of their school.

Jul 5, 2012
Copies of "Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement" on a shelf at Tucson Magnet High School's library.

Book Club Discusses Literary Works No Longer Taught At TUSD

The Mexican American Studies Book Club meets for the first time

May 18, 2012
Adrienne Capone (L) is an 8th grade student at Baboquivari Middle School, where Kevin Lopez (R) teaches language arts

Teachers' Voices with Adrienne Capone and Kevin Lopez

Meet a Baboquivari Middle School student who decided that since her school couldn't provide a poetry club, she'd start one herself

Apr 26, 2012
Sharon O'Brien (left), artistic director for Stories That Soar, and Mary Anderson (right), principal of Lineweaver Elementary School

Teachers' Voices with Sharon O'Brien and Mary Anderson

Find out the inspiration behind Stories That Soar, a Tucson non-profit that lets children use their imagination and share their stories with the world.

Mar 2, 2012
Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols of Tucson's Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Teachers' Voices with Noah Mickey-Colman and Jackie Nichols

Two educators tell how a take-home laptop program at Lauffer Middle School has helped the students get involved with their learning in new ways.

Feb 2, 2012

Students crossing into the United States through the pedestrian entrance at the port-of-entry in Douglas, Arizona

Border Crossing for an Education

Take a closer look at the issue of students who live in Mexico, but who cross the international border daily to attend U.S. schools in Douglas, Arizona.

Feb 2, 2012
Gabriel Ortiz, an 11th grade student at Ironwood Ridge High School and his favorite teacher, Dr. Theresa Chavez

Teachers' Voices with Gabriel Ortiz and Dr. Theresa Chavez

Gabriel was a homeless teen with a troubled background who had given up on being a student, until he met a teacher who refused to give up on him.

Jan 19, 2012
"Teachers' Voices" second season premieres with a conversation between friends and former educators Pam Simon and Jane D'Amore.

Teachers' Voices with Jane D'Amore and Pam Simon

Two former educators discuss how difficult it is for teachers to intervene when they see a student struggling with serious emotional problems.

Jan 5, 2012
Name any sports team dynasty. Any sport. Any level. Anywhere. Whatever the team is, chances are pretty good it can't beat the record of success Sunnyside High School's wrestling program has established over the past 30-plus years.

A Winning Wrestling Legacy Spans Generations

Sunnyside wrestling program teaches discipline

Dec 23, 2011
Arizona State Capitol

Arizona Budget 2012: How It Affects You

The state budget goes into effect July 1 with plenty of local impacts.

Jul 1, 2011
Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie

The U of A welcomes home a prominent alumna to give the 2011 commencement speech. Hear how Savannah's successful career started, and about the big change in her future.

May 16, 2011
The Dunbar School was built for Tucson's African-American students in the time of segregation.

A Brief History of Segregation

Explore the legacy of segregation, and the uphill journey that many African Americans had to make to get an equal education no more than a generation or two from today.

Feb 10, 2011
Jennifer Strosin (left) is a fourth grade teacher at Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School in the Vail School District and Susan Frank (right) is the owner of O2 Modern Fitness, a fitness studio in downtown Tucson.

Teachers' Voices with Jennifer Strosin and Susan Frank

A teacher re-discovers her "inner athlete" while becoming a role model for health and fitness to her 4th grade class.

Nov 4, 2010
Teachers' Voices: Brandi Dignum and Ron Shoopman

Teachers' Voices with Ron Shoopman and Brandi Dignum

Hear a father and daughter, Ron Shoopman and Brandi Dignum, talk about the business side of education.

Sep 29, 2010

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