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'504 plan' disability protection favors students at Arizona’s wealthier, whiter schools

Federal civil rights protection currently exist that are designed to give students with disabilities who don’t qualify for special education but have conditions that still interfere with learning equal access to public education, but getting the plans in Arizona isn’t always easy or equitable.... Read more»

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Preparing students for in-person school after pandemic pause

In-person school, even at a small preschool, is markedly different from how it was nearly a year ago when everyone left for spring break and never came back. There's a very real possibility that students will struggle with the transition.... Read more»

3 Tucson students named national 'free press' essay finalists

Students from the Tucson area were named as finalists at all three levels of the National Student Essay Competition for their entries about the importance of a free press. ... Read more»

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Tucson's prep football season loaded with memories despite somber ending

The 2016 season featured two programs snapping longstanding losing streaks against neighborhood rivals, another earning its first playoff victory in 33 years and a certain local power returning to dominance with a perfect regular season. That’s just to name a few of the high notes, despite the lack of a championship.... Read more»

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State title hopes more than just a dream for Catalina Foothills & Sabino

The two programs are led by veteran coaches and a pair of Arizona Wildcats commits, hungry to go out as champions. Both programs are one win from achieving that mighty goal.... Read more»

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5 local football teams aim for state championship berths

Southern Arizona teams have historically taken a back seat to their Phoenix-area counterparts and others in the northern part of the state. Here's a chance to prove that theory wrong. Cienega, Salpointe and Foothills play Friday; Sabino and Benson on Saturday. Each is just one win away from playing in a championship game.... Read more»

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Padilla, Robinson lead way as Salpointe rolls past Catalina Foothills

Sophomore Mario Padilla rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns as freshman Bijan Robinson added 140 yards on the ground and a score of his own to help Salpointe top the Falcons on homecoming night. The Lancers locked up the 4A Kino regional title with a 34-7 win.... Read more»

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From a stacked region, to a surprise unbeaten: What to watch down the stretch

Take a look at five questions for the final five weeks of the regular season of high school football action in Tucson.... Read more»1

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Veteran QB 'RhettRod' ready to lead Catalina Foothills into big road test

The Falcons will travel to face perennial power Scottsdale Saguaro on Friday night, taking on a team that has won three straight state championships and is coming off a nationally televised victory against Colorado’s 2015 5A state champion.... Read more»

Frivolous fun found at Spring Fling

Despite chilly temperatures and a slight breeze, teenagers, families and thrill-seekers headed to the annual University of Arizona hosted Spring Fling on Friday.... Read more»