Latest Tucson Unified School District Stories

2008-10-12 09:00:20

By JAMAR YOUNGER Three Tucson-area teachers have been selected as finalists for 2009 Arizona Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

2008-10-11 09:00:21

By RHONDA BODFIELD CORRECTION RAN OCTOBER 9, 2008 A2 * A list accompanying "Schools get scores - and they're not pretty" Wednesday on A1 should have included Borton Primary Magnet School and Sahuarita Primary School as "excelling" schools.

2008-10-11 09:00:21

By RHONDA BODFIELD Tucson Unified School District officials are hoping taxpayers will be willing to pony up an additional $28 million a year in tax revenues so the district can shrink class sizes, expand arts programs and entice more teachers to take hard-to-fill jobs.

2008-10-10 09:00:42

By RHONDA BODFIELD Doolen kids learn business in math project Seventh-graders at a Midtown school were in full-scale business mode this week.

2008-09-27 09:00:13

By RHONDA BODFIELD Marie Curie probably wouldn't be impressed with the state's first results on the new AIMS science test.

2008-09-20 12:00:45

Our view: School-closures fiasco is one reason parents have decided to send hundreds of kids to other districts The Tucson Unified School District has lost roughly 1,400 students compared with a year ago. That's approximately the entire student body of Catalina Magnet High School.

2008-09-19 09:00:32

By RHONDA BODFIELD The numbers are in, and the Tucson Unified School District is still losing students.

2008-09-13 09:00:19

By RHONDA BODFIELD Virtual classrooms have pros, cons - and the trend has some harsh critics High school math teacher Dan Tucker no longer has to worry about whether this student's midriff is showing or that one can have bathroom privileges.

2008-09-05 09:00:30

Our view: Moving educators to schools with more students makes sense and is fair; parents shouldn't be so myopic Watching the Tucson Unified School District is often like tuning in to Roseanne Rosanadana from Saturday Night Live: It's always something. If it's not one thing it's another.

2008-08-23 09:00:40

By RHONDA BODFIELD Teachers at one elementary school in Tucson are about to start making house calls. Every parent with a child enrolled in Drachman Montessori Magnet School will get a personal home visit from a teacher by the end of the first quarter.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.