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MAS supporters chanted 'Shame on you' as the vote to suspend TUSD's ethnic studies program MAS supporters chanted 'Shame on you' as the vote to suspend TUSD's ethnic studies program was taken Jan. 10.

A documentary on the battle over Tucson Unified School District's Mexican-American Studies program will re-air at 11 p.m., Thursday on KUAT Channel 6. Read more»

TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone

Tucson Unified School District Superintendent John Pedicone said the Governing Board's decision to fire Mexican American Studies program director Sean Arce on Tuesday night was necessary for the program and district to move forward. Read more» 3

MAS supporters chant, interrupting a TUSD Governing Board meeting Tuesday.

TUSD's Governing Board fired MAS director Sean Arce in a split vote Tuesday night, after chanting protesters delayed the decision. Despite impassioned pleas and a demonstration that saw supporters zip-tie themselves together, the board voted 3-2 to not renew his contract. Read more» 1

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»