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Project proposals will be accepted until the $5 million in funding runs out.

As the new school year kicks off, Arizona teachers can submit project proposals to a nonprofit crowdfunding platform called DonorsChoose for an opportunity to get up to $600 to be used on classroom resources that support their students. Read more»

The initial round of broad recommendations from the Regional Transportation Authority's technical team will go before the City Council. 'RTA Next' talks are about to get hot.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega is recommending the council in 2023 resume taking every bloody pint of Central Arizona Project water its freaking entitled to get, as the feds reduce Arizona's allotment. Read more»

The Public Integrity analysis of federal data found that Black children in every state, and Latino and Native American children in some states, are disproportionately referred to law enforcement.

An analysis of U.S. Department of Education data found that school policing can have severe consequences for students with disabilities, prompting new federal guidelines aimed at avoiding discrimination in interactions between students and law enforcement. Read more»

Raquel Mamani poses with an augmented sign left over from the 2018 campaign to overturn the legislature’s attempt to greatly expand school vouchers. Mamani and other public school advocates are once again trying to force a vote on a school voucher expansion that lawmakers approved earlier this year.

Save Our Schools Arizona is currently attempting to gather 118,823 signatures by Sept. 24 to let voters decide if a law expanding the ESA program to all 1.1 million Arizona students should stand - work they have done before with success they hope to repeat. Read more» 1

The San Xavier Mission School is working on helping place students in other schools.

While families went through their back-to-school rituals, and children were ready to go to class, the San Xavier Mission School was shut down August 12 due to low enrollment and lack of staffing. Read more»

The Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, one of hundreds across the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries that worked to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children into Western culture, often separating families and punishing use of tribal language and traditions. Arizona had 47 such schools over the years.

Indian boarding schools led to more than a century of abuse, systematically seizing Indigenous land, separating children from families and destroying communities - while advocates say modern schools are not perfect, they are a far cry from horrors of the past. Read more»

UA President Robert C. Robbins during a press conference in April 2020.

With students slated to return to campus next week, University of Arizona officials pushed for vaccinations and testing to blunt an expected "confluence" of diseases—including flu, COVID-19, and monkeypox. Read more»

Daniel Buckley presenta un adelanto de su documental 'Mariachi Miracle'.

Las comunidades de mariachi y folclórico de Tucson brillarán en un nuevo documental titulado “The Mariachi Miracle.” Aunque aún no está listo, habrá una proyección del corte preliminar de la obra de amor de Daniel Buckley en el Fox Theatre el domingo. Read more»

Workers with bachelor’s degrees earn 67 percent more than people with only high school diplomas, according to the BLS.

There has been a significant and steady drop nationwide in the proportion of high school graduates enrolling in college in the fall after they finish high school, as fewer than one in three adults now say a degree is worth the cost. Read more»

The TUSD Governing Board reviewed whether to spend $2.2 million in dwindling pandemic relief funds to encourage staffers to get their second COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said he expects the CDC to allow the additional booster shots for more adults. Read more»

The biggest worry for some experts isn’t current teacher shortages, but teacher surpluses when pandemic funds run out after 2024.

The reasons for different teacher shortages vary, and there never were shortages everywhere or among all types of teachers — now, some education researchers who study the teaching profession say the threat is exaggerated. Read more»

Teachers face a range of challenges, but hiring more teachers won’t fix them.

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation’s teacher shortage by promoting strategies that “remove or relax barriers to entry” to quickly bring new people into the teaching profession - but that do not address the actual causes of the shortage. Read more»

Now the off-campus housing crunch is affecting on-campus housing, which is typically cheaper and for which there is intensifying competition.

Rents have risen 14 percent on average over the last year, and that’s becoming a huge problem for college students faced with spiraling off-campus housing costs. It’s also spilling over into long waiting lists for less-expensive on-campus dorms. Read more»

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega offers council Phase II of his budget, which includes 206 new hires.

Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega will ask the City Council to spend $82 million filling out the 2022-23 budget. Local school districts are looking to spend federal coronavirus relief dollars on heating, cooling, shots and new teachers. Read more»

Tech Launch celebrated the opening of its new offices in The Refinery building on May 25. Mayor Regina Romero attended the event (center right), alongside the group's Associate Vice President Dave Hockstad (center).

A record of more than 300 inventions were disclosed to the University of Arizona last year, the University announced Tuesday, as Tech Launch Arizona, the institution's “commercialization arm” celebrates ten years this fall. Read more»

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