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TUSD, Sunnyside Flowing Wells and Amphi announced Tuesday that those districts will not hold classes Thursday, the day of the planned "#RedForEd" teacher walkout. Marana, Catalina Foothills, Vail and Sahuarita school districts have also said they will close for the strike by educators. Read more»

The Arizona Department of Education was alerted in March 2015 that it was improperly distributing federal funds intended to help low-income students, but didn’t undertake serious efforts to identify and fix the problem until early 2017. Read more»

Seventy-three schools are appealing the letter grades they’ve been given by Arizona school officials, citing a variety of reasons why their ratings should be improved. Amphi's CDO and Helen Keeling appealed, as did Sonoran Science Academy. Read more»

Susan Zibrat has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board, Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams said Tuesday. Read more»

Jaeger on the dais at a TUSD Governing Board meeting.

Todd Jaeger, the chief lawyer for TUSD, will move across town to take the top post in the neighboring Amphitheater School District. The Amphi school board voted unanimously Thursday night to hire Jaeger, a former associate superintendent in that district in northwestern metro Tucson. Read more»

Two administrators for Tucson's largest school district are vying to become the chief of the neighboring Amphitheater Unified School District. Abel Morado, TUSD assistant superintendent, and Todd Jaeger, a former Amphi administrator who's now TUSD's general counsel, have been named the finalists to replace retiring Amphi Superintendent Patrick Nelson. Read more»

A head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) clings to a human hair.

Arizona is one of 25 states with lice populations that are highly resistant to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools, according to a new study. "The good news is head lice don’t carry disease," a researcher said. "They're more a nuisance than anything else." Read more»

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and Rio Nuevo Board Chair Fletcher McCusker on the cease-fire between the city and Rio Nuveo. Also, Monica Nelson, Amphitheater School District associate superintendent, and Roseanne Lopez, Amphitheater's executive director of elementary education. Plus, Don Loose, Buckmaster legal contributor. Read more»

An interview with Nancy Young Wright, the Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and a political update from Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

The annual teen town hall meeting gives Tucson's high school students a chance to discuss issues with local leaders. Read more»

Nearly 700 layoffs were announced Tuesday night by TUSD, Sunnyside and Amphi school districts.

The three biggest school districts in Pima County announced massive cuts Tuesday night in an effort to reduce budget deficits. Read more»

The Tucson Food Dude, Kevin Hall, adds a local perspective to growing national concerns about what we feed our kids. Read more»

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