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Changes at Pima College HR, information offices

As Pima Community College reorganizes its administration while crafting a plan to satisfy accreditors, the latest moves at the school see an interim HR head being replaced by two fill-ins — one of whom will soon leave the school herself — and a shift in job titles in the public affairs and marketing departments.... Read more»3

Can kids tell whether they’re being taught the Common Core?

This school year, teachers around the country changed their curricula to meet the new Common Core standards, a national set of standards mapping out what students should learn in math and English language arts. But did students notice these changes? Is the Common Core on students’ radar?... Read more»

School nurses' role expands with access to student online health records

In a few districts, doctors and hospitals are making their records available to school health officials to help provide better care for children with chronic conditions.... Read more»

Az summer lunch program reaching less than 15% of eligible kids

State officials hope to increase the number of free meals from the 1.1 million served last summer under the Summer Food Service Program. But they said one of the biggest challenges is putting meal sites where low-income kids can find them, and making kids want to come back.... Read more»

PCC appoints Community Campus president

Pima Community College is filling the post of president of the school’s Community Campus. Chancellor Lee Lambert announced Tuesday that he selected Lorraine Morales, currently vice president of instruction at PCC’s East Campus, for the position.... Read more»1

Charles Koch's long history of education funding

The conservative billionaire’s massive grant to the United Negro College Fund is nothing new.... Read more»

PCC names new provost

Pima Community College named Erica C. Holmes, a Chicago community college administrator, as its new provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student services on Tuesday.... Read more»

Outgoing Sunnyside board buys out Isquierdo's contract

After more than seven hours in executive session, the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-2 to buy out the contract of Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo at a special meeting on Monday night.... Read more»

South Side park renamed to honor fallen soldier CSM Barreras

A park near Sunnyside High School will be renamed to honor a fallen graduate. Army CSM Martin Barreras, who died two weeks ago after being wounded in Afghanistan, will be remembered at the park following a unanimous vote of the Sunnyside Governing Board. (with video)... Read more»

Commentary

Zip codes too often decide Americans' futures

Commentary: When the American Dream is at risk for our young people, we will all suffer.... Read more»

Record number of students graduate high school

Even for the one in five students who fail to earn a diploma, hope abounds for the future. By listening carefully to those who have fallen along the way, we will hear what it takes to help at-risk students stay the course toward finishing high school.... Read more»

Sunnyside recall: Quintero, Giffin in landslide over incumbents

In unwelcome news for Sunnyside’s Manuel Isquierdo, two challengers beat the incumbents by a 3-1 margin in the district’s recall election — one which will determine the fate of the controversial superintendent. Rebecca Quintero and Eric Giffin were handily leading recalled board members Bobby Garcia and Louie Gonzales.... Read more»1

Record 3,791 eligible for Pima graduation Thursday

Pima Community College will see members of the largest graduating class in the school’s 45-year history accept degrees on Thursday. A total of 3,791 students are candidates for graduation, with the school set to award 6,070 degrees and certificates.... Read more»

Pima gets OK to enroll more in veterans programs

After a review of about 3,000 case files, Pima Community College has gotten the nod from the state to sign up more students under veterans education benefit programs, officials said Tuesday. The state had suspended enrollment in March after federal reviews found problems in the school’s record-keeping procedures.... Read more»

Students paying bigger share of public college costs

As states push more of the cost of college onto students, they are also trying to help them in other ways.... Read more»

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