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Sabino High School Principal Matt Munger (at lectern) announces that Sabino has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez (left), Assistant Principal Russell Doty (center) and Sabino student leaders participate in the announcement.

Sabino High School on the Northwest Side was the only public school named a "National Blue Ribbon" award winner in Arizona, and one of only four schools in the state to receive the award, officials said Tuesday. Read more»

Sanchez spoke to the Drinking Liberally political discussion group on Wednesday night.

Pointing out that education isn't a product for sale but something that benefits the entire public, new TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez told a liberal political group Wednesday night that "you can't run education like a business." Read more»

HT Sanchez

After winnowing a list of applicants from 67 to 21, to 10 and then to four who were interviewed in recent days, the TUSD Governing Board has named a single candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant superintendent's chair. H.T. Sanchez, interim superintendent of a Texas school district, is the sole person under consideration to lead Tucson's largest district. Read more» 2

TUSD abandoned an announced deadline to release the drafts for public comment Friday, but a source has leaked the documents to TucsonSentinel.com. The 200 pages, spread across 11 documents, outline proposals for the district's revamp of ethnic studies courses. A court-ordered desegregation program is supposed to begin this fall, but planning is months behind schedule. Read more»

TUSD students living in qualified areas can eat for free this summer; breakfasts and lunches paid for by the federal government will be served May 28-July 26. Read more»

In a move meant to trim a budget gap, TUSD will close 11 schools and may convert another to a charter school next year. The Governing Board vote Thursday will save $4.2 million in 2013-14, but Tucson's largest school district has a projected $17 million deficit. Read more»

Tucson police are increasing their patrols near local schools after Friday morning's mass shooting in Connecticut, a department spokeswoman said. Officers will step up their watch over schools with Tucson city limits as a precaution, said TPD's Sgt. Maria Hawke. Read more»

TUSD will hold a public hearing Monday night to receive community input on 14 schools listed for potential closure. Read more»

Tucson Unified School District is holding a series of open houses this week, seeking public input on the district's master plan. Read more»

A special meeting of the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board set for Sept. 25 has been rescheduled for Oct. 2 because of a conflict with Yom Kippur, a district spokeswoman said. Read more»

Students at Banks Elementary School, 3200 S. Lead Flower Ave., are unable to leave the school due to severe flooding in the area, a spokeswoman said. Read more»

Whether they have a fractional understanding of algebra or are having trouble making heads or tails of probability, Tucson students who need help with their math studies can receive free tutoring on Saturdays throughout the school year. Read more»

Wednesday night at Cholla High, TUSD will hold the second of three town halls to collect input on how the district should deal with a projected $17 million budget deficit. Read more»

TUSD is holding a series of town halls to collect input on how the district should deal with a projected $17 million budget deficit. The first is Monday night at Sahuaro High School. Read more»

More than 3,000 students will graduate from TUSD on Wednesday. Here is the schedule of commencement ceremonies. Read more»

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