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More KUAZ Featured from Feb 2015

Jim Heinzelmann, principal at Sopori Elementary School

Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

Starting teacher pay in Arizona, averaging $32,000, is 12% lower than national average of $36,000.

Feb 23, 2015
Students at University High School

TUSD Cancels AIMS Tests in Light of New State Law

Enacted Friday, legislation eliminates graduation requirement to pass test for 4 years

Feb 22, 2015

Standardized Tests No Longer Required in High School

State law, effective Friday, eliminates mandate to pass AIMS or any state exam to graduate

Feb 20, 2015

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Feb 19, 2015

Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

Feb 13, 2015

One Student's Story

Learn how UA student Mercedes Galarza is learning to balance family, education and a job, while just barely getting by.

Feb 13, 2015

Cuba as a Classroom

Annual summer trips educate University of Arizona students about the culture, politics and daily life of an isolated island nation.

Jan 29, 2015
One of the closed TUSD schools sits with empty hallways.

Schools Superintendent: State of Education in Arizona is 'Poor'

Diane Douglas, in office two weeks, assesses state's status, says children not being served adequately.

Jan 21, 2015

Tucson City Council Discusses Proposal to Develop Empty Schools

Plan Would Offer Incentives to Developers of Closed Schools

Jan 21, 2015
TUSD's Superintendent HT Sanchez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild join drop out prevention volunteers

Students At Risk of Dropping Out Get Surprise Visits from Tucson Officials

Steps to Success Walk aims at getting teens back in the classroom

Jan 16, 2015
Books used in TUSD's now-banned Mexican American Studies classes.

Analyzing State Scrutiny of TUSD Ethnic Studies

Review of what state said, what's next in case in which school district could lose 10% of funding.

Jan 15, 2015
The Eller College online MBA website.

UA, ASU Online Programs Rank Highly

Business programs, including MBAs at both schools, make top 50 in magazine's annual list.

Jan 9, 2015

Douglas Facing Recall Before Taking Office as Arizona Schools Chief

“Recall Diane Douglas” is an official political committee, must wait 6 months before collecting signatures.

Dec 4, 2014
Volunteer tutor Kathy Zuodar teaches a group of students the difference between "could" and "would."

Tucson Program Hopes to Break Language Barriers, Help Immigrants Thrive

Literacy Connects' English Acquisition for Adults has been around for decades helping people transition into a new life on American soil.

Nov 20, 2014

Flowing Wells Latest to Add Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

School district hopes to equip teachers, counselors, others with tools to best accommodate transgender, gender creative students.

Oct 2, 2014
H.T. Sanchez speaking at a TUSD forum.

TUSD Faces Possible $15M Budget Deficit

In recent years district closed schools to balance previous funding shortfalls.

Sep 25, 2014

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