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More KUAZ Featured from Apr 2015

"We've always been a very close class," said reunion planning committee member Jo Margaret Wilson Morrison

Tucson High School's Class of 1945 Celebrates 70th Reunion

In their late 80s, former classmates lunch together - perhaps for the last time

Apr 24, 2015
Nabhan encourages using local food sources such as mesquite trees in the Sonoran desert.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

Apr 23, 2015
In an effort to bridge the budget gap, the state legislature has placed an initiative on the November ballot, one that would divert money voters approved to fund early childhood education.

Report: 8 of 10 Arizona 4-Year-Olds Not in Publicly Funded Preschools

State lags national count of children in early education programs, which studies say help later.

Apr 7, 2015
Jessica Mejia stays after school to fulfill state's request for documents from Culturally Relevant Classes.

Ethnic Studies Monitoring Puts Stress on TUSD Teacher

School hires substitute so educator can compile documents for state’s ongoing review.

Apr 1, 2015
Local and national companies have more than 5,000 jobs and internships up for grabs at the UA's Spring Career Days.

UA Careers Fair Brings Students, Employers Together

More than 5,000 job and internships offered during two-day event on Tucson campus.

Mar 31, 2015

Southern Arizona Schools Recruit Teachers Out-of-State

Hundreds of vacancies in Tucson-area districts for educators; in-state pool is on decline.

Mar 30, 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

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