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PCC appoints new Northwest Campus prez

Pima Community College has appointed the new president of the Northwest Campus. David Doré, former dean of instruction for Career and Technical Education at Mesa Community College, will begin work July 1 pending Governing Board approval.... Read more»

TUSD installing solar arrays at 41 schools

TUSD will install solar arrays at 41 schools across the district over the next 18 months, creating almost 19 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.... Read more»

Crouch: Isquierdo 'lied' about Sunnyside graduation rates

An early-morning meeting of the Sunnyside Governing Board turned hot and heavy Tuesday, as Boardmember Buck Crouch accused Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo of fudging the numbers of high school graduates from the district. “He has intentionally falsified, misrepresented, or lied about the data,” Crouch said. Isquierdo, the flash point for a recall election, dismissed the accusations as “political.” (video)... Read more»

Give your kids early shot for upcoming school year

Get your children immunized before the back-to-school rush.... Read more»

DuVal: Jobs plan includes tech, education, avoiding Daily Show

Increasing education spending, fostering innovation, and staying “off the Jon Stewart Show” will make Arizona an economic leader, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, who presented his jobs plan Friday in Tucson.... Read more»

Few ballots returned in Sunnyside recall

Voters in Sunnyside School District have been slow to return ballots in the all mail-in recall election that ends May 20. Just over 10 percent of ballots have been cast so far, the Pima County Recorder’s Office said Wednesday.... Read more»1

Organizers toss in towel on PCC recall

A recall effort that targeted two members of the Governing Board of Pima Community College is being abandoned, and organizers will not submit petitions after failing to gather enough signatures. The Southern Arizona Leadership Council said that the “recall committees found identifying valid voters ... and then convincing them to sign the recall petition too difficult to overcome.”... Read more»1

Years later, not much to show for state mining museum closure

The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum left a collection of memories in the minds of its visitors, volunteers and staff after it closed to make way for a centennial-themed museum that never got funded. Individuals passionate about the museum remain frustrated with the decision.... Read more»

Gov't neglect leads to school deseg shortfalls

The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was.... Read more»

Report: Az had steepest higher-ed cuts & tuition increases

Arizona had the nation’s steepest per-student cuts in state aid to higher education and the highest rates of tuition increase from pre-recession funding levels until today, according to a new report.... Read more»

PCC's Bia resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Longtime Pima College administrator Johnson Bia is resigning after a school investigation into female employees’ allegations of sexual harassment found his behavior violated college policies. A college report said Bia “consistently leers” at female staff, and made inappropriate comments about their clothing and personal lives.... Read more»1

Common Core: When 'proficient' isn’t enough

A look at how some California teachers channel visuals and vocabulary into greater success for young English learners.... Read more»

Digital book program aims to prevent summer reading slide

Summer vacation often means a break from schoolwork for students, but to Terri Clark it means the potential for the summer slide – and not the one at the local water park. That’s because it can be a time when kids lose reading and literacy skills they learned during the school year because they don’t read over the summer.... Read more»

Art programs’ move to warehouse boosts ASU’s downtown presence

For Dean Reynolds, pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in painting at a new studio space downtown rather than at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus means greater opportunities to connect with the thriving art community here.... Read more»

Fears of minority flight from Az universities unfounded

Some worried when the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in college admissions it would hurt minority enrollment in other states. But Arizona’s universities have seen a steady rise in those numbers, even after a voter-approved ban on race-based decisions.... Read more»

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