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9th Circuit upholds parts of TUSD ethnic studies ban

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld much of the controversial Arizona law that targeted TUSD's Mexican American Studies program. The three-judge panel ordered the case back to district court for a hearing on whether the law is discriminatory.... Read more»9

PBS to re-air doc on TUSD's ethnic studies program

A documentary on the battle over Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program will re-air at 11 p.m., Thursday on KUAT Channel 6. ... Read more»

Pedicone defends TUSD's firing of MAS director

Tucson Unified School District Superintendent John Pedicone said the Governing Board's decision to fire Mexican American Studies program director Sean Arce on Tuesday night was necessary for the program and district to move forward.... Read more»3

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TUSD ousts MAS director in chaotic meeting

TUSD's Governing Board fired MAS director Sean Arce in a split vote Tuesday night, after chanting protesters delayed the decision. Despite impassioned pleas and a demonstration that saw supporters zip-tie themselves together, the board voted 3-2 to not renew his contract.... Read more»1

Ethnic studies vote delayed after raucous demonstration

The board of Tucson's largest school district opted to postpone a vote on changes to ethnic studies after police in riot gear cleared activists and media from a public meeting Tuesday night.... Read more»