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Demonstrators outside a TUSD board meeting, May 3.

TUSD's Mexican American Studies classes violated state law, a state administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, ruling that 10 percent of the district's funding may be withheld. (with full ruling) Read more» 8

The list of those who applied to fill a vacant seat on the TUSD Governing Board includes a former board member, a former congressional candidate, and two failed board candidates, among 50 other political activists. Read more»

The Pima County school superintendent told TUSD to name a fifth member to the committee charged with picking someone to fill a vacancy on the district's Governing Board, or she'll call a special election. Read more»

Burns, right, with daughter Mariah MacFarland, in a May photo from her Facebook page.

A memorial service for longtime TUSD Governing Board member Judy Burns will be held Thursday night at Tucson High. Read more»

Burns, right, with daughter Mariah MacFarland, in a May photo from her Facebook page.

Longtime Tucson Unified School District Governing Board member Judy Burns died of an apparent heart attack overnight, district superintendent John Pedicone said. Read more» 1

We get things started with a conversation with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik. Plus, TUSD Governing Board member Judy Burns. Read more»

TUSD Governing Board member Adelita Grijalva, center, discusses her motion to replace the board's president, Mark Stegeman, left, with Miguel Cuevas, right.

By a 3-2 vote, the TUSD Governing Board handed its gavel to Miguel Cuevas on Tuesday night, removing Mark Stegeman from the center seat on the dais. (with video) Read more»


TUSD's Mark Stegeman on the district's controversial ethnic studies program, disturbances at school board meetings, and the push to vote him out as board president. Read more»

Tucson police guard the main entrance to TUSD headquarters during a school board meeting Tuesday.

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»

A bill banning ethnic studies classes in Arizona was signed Tuesday by Gov. Jan Brewer. The law, which takes effective Dec. 31, was pushed by Tom Horne, a longtime critic of such classes in TUSD. Read more» 3