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More KUAZ Featured from Mar 2015

We look at the obesity problem in TUSD and we see how changes are being made that allow for kids to make healthier choices.

More Kids Loading Fruit onto School Lunch Trays, Study Finds

Tucson Unified School District food services staff say fruit is one of the most popular lunchtime items.

Mar 24, 2015
A group workout at the PWR! Gym in Tucson.

Fitness as the Frontline

People with Parkinson's disease find physical and emotional benefits with exercise.

Mar 19, 2015
(AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Tucson Panel Explores: 'Are Common Core Standards the Answer?'

Education and business leaders discuss facts vs. myths, as state considers scuttling guidelines.

Mar 13, 2015

State, Schools Continue Mediation for Inflation Funding

New budget sets aside $74M; judge ordered $331M paid under constitutional amendment.

Mar 12, 2015
TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez at joint press conference with other Pima County school leaders.

Pima County Superintendents Urging Lawmakers to Keep K12 Funding

School leaders come together as state legislature works on budget

Mar 5, 2015
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Tucson Unified School District Superintendent H.T. Sanchez at a joint news conference, March 3, 2015.

TUSD Won't Lose Funding For Now, State Schools Chief Says

Douglas says she will continue working with Tucson schools to ensure ethnic studies align with state law.

Mar 3, 2015

Auditor: State Schools Spend Less Per Student Than US Average

About 54% of Arizona funds go to instruction compared with 61% nationally, state report says.

Mar 3, 2015
A student in Tucson High School's African American literature class

Sanchez: TUSD Meets Arizona Requirement on Ethnic Studies

District given until Wednesday to address state superintendent's concerns with some teaching approaches.

Mar 2, 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

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