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There is a free lunch - for TUSD students this summer

TUSD students living in qualified areas can eat for free this summer; breakfasts and lunches paid for by the federal government will be served May 26-July 24.... Read more»

Crater on moon named for late Tucson scientist

Elisabetta "Betty" Pierazzo, a leading expert in the modeling of impact crater formation who worked at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, now has one of those craters named after her. Pierazzo Crater, on the far side of the moon, is nine kilometers wide, with debris spread more than 450 kilometers from its rim.... Read more»

Pima Writers' Workshop kicks off Thursday

Whether you’re a tyro (and if you have to look it up, you are) or a pro, the 27th annual Pima Writers Workshop has something to offer you. The weekend program begins Thursday night with an informal “Meet the Authors” get-together.... Read more»

State schools chief Douglas in Tucson for listening tour

Thursday night, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will listen to Tucson's residents comments about Arizona's K-12 education system during an event at Pima Community College.... Read more»2

Photos: Cheers at Pima College commencement

About 900 graduates walked across the stage at PCC's commencement Thursday, as a packed TCC Arena echoed with cheers from friends and family members.... Read more»

PCC sees 2nd largest graduating class despite enrollment drop

Pima Community College is set to award 5,856 degrees and certificates to 3,732 students Thursday — the second-largest graduating class in the school's history. But, despite only narrowly missing a fourth straight year of record graduations, PCC is seeing a declining number of new students.... Read more»1

Report: Arizona leads nation in college cuts, tuition hikes

Arizona leads the nation when it comes to the deepest cuts to higher-education spending and the steepest tuition increases since the Great Recession began in 2007, according to new national report.... Read more»

8 library branches to close on Sundays

Beginning this month, eight branches of the Pima County Public Library system will be closed on Sundays, as the county looks to tighten its budget.... Read more»1

U.S. Teacher of the Year got 'master class in culture' from refugees

Texan Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, is an English teacher in Amarillo,Texas — which has seen an influx of refugees from countries like Myanmar in recent years. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Raising taxes the Arizona way

Pima County home owners are looking at higher taxes and the story behind it is everything that makes Arizona politics this comically sinister. Here's how a taxpayer protection from 1980 led to a tax hike in 2015. ... Read more»4

Ed chief: Investigate AIMS tests at Tucson charter schools

The Arizona Department of Education on Wednesday asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate possible cheating at seven Arizona schools. Two Tucson schools, Children's Success Academy and Edge High School were among those identified in the request.... Read more»

Regents OK in-state tuition for 'Dreamers' at Az universities

The Arizona Board of Regents voted Thursday to give in-state tuition to students with deferred action status, following a ruling Tuesday by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. ... Read more»

Pima College trimming number of campus presidents

Facing the lost of millions in state funding, Pima Community College will cut the number of campus presidents in half, going from one for each of the school's six campuses to three. Each administrator will take charge of two campuses.... Read more»1

FactCheck

Fiorina misleads on student loans

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a misleading description of the options available for college students who need loans to pay for their education. ... Read more»

Students react to decision on tuition for 'Dreamers'

Students and supporters in Tucson celebrated a decision granting in-state tuition for 'Dreamers' at Maricopa Community Colleges, saying that they hope that the Board of Regents, which controls the state's universities, will follow suit. ... Read more»

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