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TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone sent a letter to the school district's faculty and staff about Saturday's shooting: "On Saturday morning a senseless and unthinkable act of violence occurred. When the news that Congresswoman Giffords was shot, I imagine you experienced, as I did, a sense of disbelief and shock." Read more»

When Elizabeth Celania-Fagen signed on as the superintendent TUSD, she said she planned to raise her family in Tucson and serve five to 10 years. But in April, the highest-paid school chief in Arizona announced she was leaving. In her resignation letter, she cited inadequate school funding. Read more»

Mexican President Felipe Calderon in 2009.

The Mexican government jumped into the fight against Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday, telling a federal court that the immigration law "threatens to poison the well" of U.S.-Mexican diplomacy and could lead to racial profiling of Mexican citizens. Read more» 12

A map showing the extent of light pollution across the U.S. Credit: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). Copyright Royal Astronomical Society. Reproduced from the Monthly Notices of the RAS by permission of Blackwell Science.

Globe at Night, which promotes the value of dark skies, set a record in 2010 with more than 17,800 measurements of night sky light pollution. The program teaches about the impact of excessive artificial lighting on local environments, and the ongoing loss of a dark night sky as a shared natural resource. Read more»

Taxpayers cover the salaries of superintendents in Arizona's public schools, but in many cases it's difficult to learn exactly what governing boards think of their work. TUSD, Flowing Wells and Marana schools did not provide information on their superintendents' performance appraisals. Read more»

We don't really have much of a choice when it comes to the Proposition 100 vote. Would you rather pay a temporary 1-cent sales tax to educate children and fund public safety or a permanent property tax to pay for more jail cells? Read more»

Five more Tucson public schools are slated to be closed. Read more»

TUSD Superintendent Elizabeth Celania-Fagen was unanimously approved as the new head of Douglas County (Colo.) School District on Tuesday night. Read more»

Elizabeth Celania-Fagen is leaving her post as superintendent of TUSD after two years on the job. Read more»