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Az schools make up 1/2 of priority list for tribal school repairs

Half of the 10 schools on the Bureau of Indian Education priority replacement list released this week are in Arizona, while another three are on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.... Read more»

Senate panel looks at school vouchers for Native American students

Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that a bill to give Native American students school choice is the “true essence of self-determination and self-empowerment” that tribes are seeking.... Read more»

Ducey touts success closing labor ‘skills gap’ to nat'l audience

Gov. Doug Ducey boasted to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Arizona’s strong workforce and education systems have helped the state close the gap between workers and the skills they need in the workforce.... Read more»

Snowden to Skype in for UA's 'Conversation on Privacy'

Centennial Hall will host a powerhouse panel on privacy issues Friday, including a Skype appearance by Edward Snowden. Also appearing will be activist Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, a reporter who will also speak after a screening Thursday night at the Loft.... Read more»

Gun control, immigration central issues at Clinton rally

Former President Bill Clinton used gun control and immigration to get voters to cast a vote for his wife during a Hillary Clinton campaign rally held at Sunnyside High School in Tucson on Sunday afternoon. ... Read more»

Tribal officials lukewarm to plan to use federal funds for school vouchers

Tribal leaders were noncommittal Friday about a proposal that would divert Bureau of Indian Education funds into education savings accounts that individual Native American children could use to attend schools of their choosing.... Read more»

Photos: Sanders makes last-minute primary pitch in Tucson

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returns to Tucson, trying to convince voters to pick him over Hillary Clinton in Arizona's Democratic primary, which will be held on Tuesday, March 22. ... Read more»

Study indicates 3-D printing could release dangerous toxins

3-D printing clearly has it's benefits, but a recent study has revealed a major concern.... Read more»

Cursive on track to make a comeback in Az schools

Cursive — not required by Common Core teaching standards — has disappeared from Arizona public schools, but a new Senate bill would require cursive reading and writing be taught. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump University’s D-minus rating

Donald Trump gets an ‘F’ for a video he posted to YouTube purporting to tell the “truth” about Trump University, the real-estate program that has been the subject of three ongoing lawsuits alleging fraud. But what Trump literally holds out as evidence is meaningless and misleading.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Sanchez: Morlock miscalculates on TUSD audit

In a column for TucsonSentinel.com earlier this month, Blake Morlock said he hates math sometimes. At Tucson Unified, we love it for many reasons. One: We know math is essential to a good education. Two: At the district level, we are continually crunching numbers to make the most of the dwindling dollars we are allocated to provide the best possible education to our students.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Flawed audit raises valid questions about TUSD

Those who are sick of comparing Arizona schools to the national average should keep quiet about the audit's national comparison. So let's instead focus on what the audit does well – comparing the school districts to each other. And boy does one local district seem either on fire, or about to respond to one. Or … y'know … not.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's defense of his 'university'

Businessman Donald Trump has made false and misleading claims in response to attacks on “Trump University,” a now defunct program that offered tips on real estate to paying customers, and the subject of three ongoing lawsuits alleging fraud.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: 'Investing in Tucson' likely means higher sales tax

In Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, he indicated that Tucson leaders are poised to push for a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for core services. "Services have to be paid for, and so we're going to have that conversation with the community," he said.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Let's not get duped by state schools audit this year

It's nearly time for a February tradition, when auditors publish a report on Arizona school districts, and the press declares too much is spent on bloated "administration" that should instead go into classrooms. It's a festival of dyscalculia, celebrating journalists' ignorance of basic math under deadline pressure and politicos' skill at lying with statistics.... Read more»1

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