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Santa Rita H.S. breaks ground on new CTE facility  KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Unified School District is taking another step toward career technical education. Santa Rita High School broke ground Friday on a new ...

For Richard Sanchez, Santa Rita reclamation project a chance to reach, help kids  Arizona Daily Star

The Sunnyside coaching legend is coming out of semi-retirement to lead the Class 2A program.

Photos: First day of school in TUSD, Sunnyside districts  Arizona Daily Star

School is back in session for the Tucson Unified and Sunnyside Unified School Districts. Images from TUSD's Santa Rita High School and Summit View ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: The path back to the top of college hoops can be a quick one  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news.

Star Opinion: Don't give Santa Rita High School to Vail  Arizona Daily Star

A bill that would allow the Vail Unified School District to take over the underenrolled Santa Rita High School from the Tucson Unified School District is flawed in ...

Bill would allow Vail to take control of TUSD's Santa Rita High School  Arizona Daily Star

Republican state Rep. Todd Clodfelter of Tucson acknowledges his bill is aimed squarely at allowing Vail to take over Santa Rita.

Local News What if Santa Rita could join another district? Valerie Cavazos 7:10 PM, Jan  KGUN

The education crisis in Arizona still lingers as legislators head back to the capitol next week. A state lawmaker is drafting a measure that could change the ...

Santa Rita High enrollment craters, but closure isn't considered  Arizona Daily Star

Fine-arts, AP course offerings dwindle. School says remaining programs are attractive.

Justin Argraves, TUSD - Tucson High Magnet School  Arizona Daily Star

Justin Argraves has served for the last eight years as the head football coach and physical education teacher for Tucson High Magnet School. He was born and ...

Greg Hansen: Football coaching legend Jeff Scurran retiring, ready to 'face new challenges'  Arizona Daily Star

After Monday's football practice at Catalina Foothills High School, Jeff Scurran told the Falcons he will retire from coaching after Friday's game against Sahuaro.

Despite pay raises, teacher vacancies remain a problem for Tucson schools  Arizona Daily Star

While filling vacancies has become easier, hundreds of Tucson-area classrooms continue to be led by people without the proper training.

Career tech programs are building the future workforce  KGUN

Southern Arizona is doing its part to help offset the nationwide shortage of skilled technical workers. With career and technical education programs, students are ...

Efforts to prepare Tucson-area youth for workforce get boost in funding  Arizona Daily Star

In the wake of the Great Recession, the Arizona Legislature cut funding for the state's high school career and technical education districts, including the Pima ...

Sugar Skulls gear up for franchise opener  KOLD

TUCSON, AZ - When they take the field Sunday in San Diego, the Tucson Sugar Skulls will be the first professional football team from Tucson, Arizona to take a ...

Passage of $61.3 million bond allows Vail to tackle overcrowded schools  Arizona Daily Star

More than half of the funds will go toward the construction of a new high school.

TUSD proposes program changes to bolster enrollment at underutilized schools  Arizona Daily Star

As Tucson's largest school district continues to struggle with declining enrollment that has left several of its high schools well below capacity, Superintendent ...

Friday night's high school football matchups, predictions and score updates  Arizona Daily Star

Check back for live score updates throughout Friday night.

Dave Feitl returns for Hall of Fame ceremony  Arizona Daily Star

Next Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel, former Santa Rita High School and five-year NBA center Dave Feitl will be inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of ...

Throwback Thursday: Pima's inaugural football season | Tucson Sports  Arizona Daily Star

Pima Community College is expecting to cut its football program following the 2018 season for budget cuts. The Star goes back in time to look over Pima's first ...

State scoring tweaks boost grades for some Tucson-area schools  Arizona Daily Star

Schools recently received their final, official letter grades, and many Tucson-area schools improved — not because of anything they did, but because the Arizona ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Why football's top colleges are flocking to Salpointe  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news.

Ongoing air conditioning issues at TUSD schools  KGUN

Thousands of students and teachers are heading back to school Thursday.For many of the students in the Tucson Unified School District, classrooms ...

Expansion Tucson Sugar Skulls take practice field for first time  Arizona Daily Star

Tucson starts first season in Indoor Football League on March 3, with first home game set for March 10.

WELSH, Matthew Joseph  Arizona Daily Star

WELSH, Matthew Joseph. passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ, on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the age of 46. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, ...

Services for Acevedo, former Santa Rita coach and teacher, moved  Arizona Daily Star

Services for Michael Acevedo, a longtime coach and teacher at Santa Rita High school, have been moved. Acevedo died Dec. 1 after battling a short illness.

Greg Hansen: Arizona Wildcats' commitment to JC players — and vice versa — an encouraging sign  Arizona Daily Star

Much of the battle of being a winning football coach at Arizona is to accept that you are not Stanford or USC, and to understand there's another way to win.

Tucson Sugar Skulls tryout: "Will I make the team? Hell-to-the-no"  Arizona Daily Star

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. It was the first game of my senior football season at Cienega High School, and we had just lost to Sabino 31-14.

Complete list of Tucson's 40 under 40 winners for 2018 | Local news  Arizona Daily Star

The 40 under 40 Class of 2018 was recognized in an awards breakfast Dec. 4 at the Pima Air & Space Museum. The 14th annual 40 Under 40 program is.

Watch these 12 Sugar Skulls in Sunday's home opener  Arizona Daily Star

Position: Linebacker. Height: 6 feet 2 inches. Weight: 230 pounds. Hometown: Pahokee, Florida. College: Wake Forest. Fun fact: Allen is an All-IFL linebacker in ...

Greg Hansen's top 10 high school quarterbacks in Tucson history  Arizona Daily Star

Tucson High's Fred W. Enke, who later played in the NFL, tops the list.

$340M in federal funds at risk after Arizona allows schools to opt out of AzMerit  Arizona Daily Star

Arizona is in danger of losing $340 million in federal cash because of a decision by state lawmakers to allow schools to offer an alternative to the AzMERIT ...

JOE, George Lee, III  Arizona Daily Star

JOE, George Lee, III. was born in Tucson, AZ, on August 11, 1962, to George Lee and Phyllis J. Gaston Joe. The eldest of four siblings, George was ...

Chris Tompkins: Repealing ARS 15-716 matters, but so does how we talk about it  Arizona Daily Star

Dear Arizona Daily Star,. My name is Chris Tompkins and I am a teacher in Los Angeles. I was born and raised in Tucson and my mom is a longtime reader of ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Struggling Wildcats look to next winnable game — ASU  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news.

Star endorsements: David Bradley for state Senate, Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for state House in LD 10  Arizona Daily Star

In Legislative District 10, the Star endorses David Bradley for Senate and Kirsten Engel and Domingo DeGrazia for the House. David Bradley, a Democrat ...

Greg Hansen: These two people — and so many more — make Tucson Rodeo special  Arizona Daily Star

Befitting the only general manager in the history of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Gary Williams dresses the part: cowboy hat, cowboy boots, Wrangler jeans, and a ...

Tucson Unified School District releases new school grades  KGUN

The Tucson Unified School District held a press conference Friday announcing new school grades from the Arizona Department of Education on Friday.

40 Under 40 celebration honored Tucson's bright young leaders  Arizona Daily Star

Forty of Tucson's brightest young leaders and business professionals were honored Tuesday as part of the annual 40 Under 40 celebration.

Long-rumored TUSD blacklist revealed; many on it for little reason  Arizona Daily Star

Hundreds of former employees of Tucson's largest school district were blacklisted from ever being employed in the district again — wrongfully, secretly and ...

Tucsonans finding Insta-fame through social media influencing  Arizona Daily Star

Tucsonans are turning their passions into paychecks thanks to Instagram.

Tucson teens put construction skills to the test in regional competition  Arizona Daily Star

Construction industry labor shortage emphasizes need to draw prospective workers in sooner.

Greg Hansen's top 10 girls high school tennis players in Tucson history  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen counts down the top 10 girls high school tennis players in Tucson history. 1 of 12. Some of Tucson's top talent moved to ...

Greg Hansen: Pima County Sports Hall of Fame's new inductees epitomize class  Arizona Daily Star

The Class of 2018 was introduced Wednesday at in a press conference at the DoubleTree Hotel. As the names were announced, it was almost like: “Really?

Greg Hansen: 'Mr. Football' on BYU's fall from grace, the facilities race, Kevin Sumlin's debut  Arizona Daily Star

Dear Mr. Football: Is BYU still BYU? Arizona BYU 1964. UA's Floyd Hudlow returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown when the Wildcats routed BYU in 1964.

TUSD looks to fill teaching positions at job fair on Friday, June 2  Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Unified School District is hosting a job fair Friday, June 2, to fill vacant teaching positions. Teachers for all grades and subject matters are being ...

TUSD would move Dodge, add students | Education  Arizona Daily Star

TUSD Governing Board approves boundary changes in an effort to integrate schools.

At 26, Santa Rita's House is 'relatable' for players  Arizona Daily Star

Nine years removed from being Cholla's quarterback, House now a head coach.

Santa Rita grad Stoglin stuns Euro-League with 74 points  Arizona Daily Star

In his third year of EuroLeague pro basketball, Santa Rita High School grad Terrell Stoglin had the game of his young life Friday in Lebanon. The lefty point ...

Tucson UPS driver with 25 years of crash-free driving shares his safety tips  Arizona Daily Star

Robert Gomez Jr. has been driving UPS' signature big, brown trucks around Southern Arizona since the mid-1980s. He also has the distinction of being ...

TUSD moves to sue city, county over summer flooding of Tucson High field  Arizona Daily Star

In the meantime, TUSD plans to fix the stadium before graduation.

Electrical wiring on national stage; Santa Rita sophomore recalls the competition  Inside Tucson Business

There are times when even when you do your best, it's not enough to get you to the top. That's what happened to Candice Anderson, the sophomore from Santa ...

Lightning strikes twice: Winners of the Star's monsoon photo contest  Arizona Daily Star

A local math teacher and an optical engineer win this year's monsoon photo contest.

10. Tom Ansberry, distance running  Arizona Daily Star

The Santa Rita High School two-time state champion won the 1984 Pac-10 cross country title, was twice an All-American (1983 and 1984) in the 10000 meter ...

Rodney Peete, Dick Tomey headline latest Pima County Sports Hall of Fame Class  Arizona Daily Star

Sixteen-year NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, World Series first baseman Chris Duncan and Arizona football coach Dick Tomey are among 14 men and women ...

TUSD board majority sidesteps effort to resurrect aspects of Mexican American Studies  Arizona Daily Star

In the wake of a federal court ruling that an Arizona law banning TUSD's Mexican American Studies program was racist and unconstitutional, the district is still ...

7. Vern Friedli, Amphitheater football  Arizona Daily Star

Amphi head coach Vern Friedli talks with quarterback Andy Humphreys during the second quarter of Amphi's game against Santa Rita High School, Friday Oct.

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Pima County Hall of Fame to honor multi-sport Sahuaro, USC legend Rodney Peete  Arizona Daily Star

Rodney Peete played at Sahuaro High School in the 1980s and pitched the Cougars to the state baseball championship, played a key role in their state title ...

Formula Flaws: School grades may not be final  KGUN

The school grades issued last week may not be final after all. The Arizona board of education announced the grades are -- preliminary -- meaning they could ...

Photos: 2017 SkillsUSA Competition in Sahuarita | Tucson Business News  Arizona Daily Star

Students from Sahuarita, Benson, Cholla, Catalina, JTED, Canyon del Oro, Santa Rita, San Manuel and Vail high schools competed at the SkillsUSA Regional ...

Desegregation expert: Reduce oversight for TUSD in decades-old court case  Arizona Daily Star

More than four decades after a federal court found Tucson Unified School District violated students' civil rights with racist policies that created unequal education ...

A huge list of the 98 locations feeding kids for free this summer  Arizona Daily Star

Any child under 18 can eat breakfast and lunch for free at these locations.

New JTED center to open at STAR Academic Center  Arizona Daily Star

The Pima County Joint Technical Education District will celebrate the opening of a new campus on March 7. The Dr. Alan L. Storm Center, which is named after ...

Arizona schools putting more money into the classroom for the first time in years  Arizona Daily Star

A large infusion of new cash has finally resulted in the first increase in over a decade in the percentage of dollars that Arizona schools are putting into the ...

Scholars Directory  Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of nearly 650 individuals providing leadership on their campuses, in their professions, and in their ...

Neto's Tucson: A Cholla Charger looks back — then ahead  Arizona Daily Star

As the sun set Wednesday, extending the shadows over Ed Brown Stadium, a long double-file line of students in orange and navy-blue mortarboards and gowns ...

It's good to win: Mustangs rip Santa Rita, 49-0  Sahuarita Sun

The Mustangs righted the ship after a rocky two weeks with a return to the win column, courtesy of Friday night's 49-0 victory over the Santa Rita Eagles.

TUSD requests for student info raise privacy concerns at charter schools  Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Unified School District has filed public records requests with nearly 100 local charter schools seeking student directory information to try to woo kids ...

Attorney General's Office: TUSD board members violated 'intent' of open-meetings law  Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has cleared the Tucson Unified School District in a pair of open-meetings complaints, but characterized Governing Board ...

From hoops to rap, Pueblo grad still a player  Arizona Daily Star

Gyms packed with adoring and despising fans followed Sammy Wade to every game, and for good reason. The Pueblo High School basketball star was maybe ...

Dick Tomey, 3 sets of siblings to be enshrined into Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in Class of 2017  Arizona Daily Star

Dick Tomey, others gathered Wednesday to promote the annual banquet. The 2017 class will be enshrined into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday ...

Demolition of the former Fort Lowell Elementary School is underway  Arizona Daily Star

Property to become home to a 47300-square-foot transitional care center.

Hansen: Pima County Hall inductees full of smiles, talent  Arizona Daily Star

Pima County Sports Hall of Fame class includes Olympians, pair of UA football coaches.

Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

K-12 education budget touted by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey fails to restore recession-era cuts  Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly presented his most recent budget proposal as restoring recession-era cuts to K-12 education, when in reality, ...

New superintendent takes over at Elgin School | News  Nogales International

Christopher Bonn is getting settled into his new office at the Elgin School, as he takes the reins as both superintendent of the Sonoita Elementary school district ...

New uses proposed for Lyons, Keen elementaries  Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson church is looking to lease a portion of the closed Lyons Elementary School with hopes of one day taking over the entire former east-side campus.

WITTENBERG, Elizabeth  Arizona Daily Star

WITTENBERG, Elizabeth. Our beloved Elizabeth "Betty" Wittenberg, 57 passed away suddenly on August 26, 2016 in Tucson, AZ. She was born in Richmond, ...

Ben Kern makes a splash at PGA Championship  Arizona Daily Star

Ben Kern grew up on a golf course, following his father, Jeff Kern, a nine-time Tucson City Amateur champion who played in 11 PGA Tour events and remains ...

Photos: S. Ariz. Construction Career Days | Photos by AE Araiza / Arizona Daily Star  Arizona Daily Star

More than 1250 students from more than 25 high schools from Southern Arizona are expected at 2016 Southern Arizona Construction Career Days at Tucson ...

Report: Number of hate groups in S. Arizona rises  Arizona Daily Star

The number of hate groups in Southern Arizona rose by one to five in 2014, according to the latest numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks ...

High school roundup | Schools  Sahuarita Sun

SHS boys tennis. The Mustangs defeated Sabino, 8-1, in their lone match of the week Thursday. Senior Angel Soto and sophomores Brendan DesJardins and ...

Beatrice Nielsen of UHS Wins Congressional Art Contest  Tucson Weekly

We mentioned in this week's Skinny that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' office hosted a reception for the winners of the Congressional Art Contest at ...

The Hardest Test: Son's slide into Alzheimer’s disease was wrenching  Arizona Daily Star

Steve Minarik was the last of the three Minarik siblings to be diagnosed with early onset familial Alzheimer's disease. He was 43 years old. His children were 10 ...

Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.

New Tucson Rodeo boss Jose Calderon 'living the dream'  Arizona Daily Star

Sometimes dreams manifest themselves in funny ways. You dream of being an astronaut, but end up working as an air-traffic controller. You have visions of ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Two Pima Aztecs join pantheon of soccer All-Americans  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news.

Retirement for Bolding, who seemingly knows everybody  Arizona Daily Star

Crawling on her stomach through Kartchner Caverns with former Gov. Bruce Babbitt, Betsy Bolding was grateful for her childhood summers scrambling over ...

2013 RRHS Homecoming | Gallery  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School hosted its annual Homecoming Parade and Class Float Competition on Friday, Sept. 27, with a theme of superheroes. Afterward, the ...

Az. schools' performance now given grades

Posted Oct 13, 2011, 8:31 am. Bastien Inzaurralde Cronkite News *Service*. A new school accountability system based on letter grades and taking into account ...

9Q+1: Ron Heathman | We Got Cactus  Tucson Weekly

Ron Heathman is a big fan of *fresh*-roasted coffee. He played guitar in the Supersuckers for 21 years and graduated from Santa Rita High School a long time ...

Tucson-Sunnyside will start prep football week  Arizona Daily Star

Blue Devils and Badgers get to share Thursday night spotlight.

Arizona's Top 10 Summer Olympians  Phoenix New Times

To commemorate #phelpsface and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, New Times has compiled a list of Arizona's Top 10 Summer Olympians.

Kathleen 'Rocky' LaRose: A career of firsts | News  Inside Tucson Business

If you were at the University of Arizona's homecoming festivities back in 1978, that blond gal waving from the back seat of a convertible during the parade — the ...

Hansen: All Rhodes lead Cats, columnist to Providence  Arizona Daily Star

On God Shammgod, Bryce Cotton and Arizona's surprising connection to America's tiniest state.

Influential Health and Medical Leaders | Business  Inside Tucson Business

Dr. Leslie Boyer is the founding director of the VIPER Institute. She is the principal investigator for the multicenter scorpion antivenom clinical studies program ...

TUSD sells closed elementary for $1.4M  Arizona Daily Star

Former Reynolds Elementary School site likely to be used for homes, senior residential housing.

NHS girls win, boys fall in last regular-season matches  Nogales International

Apaches tennis squads now have eyes set on the postseason.

RRHS to host Homecoming parade, float competition, game  Nogales International

Rio Rico High School will host its annual Homecoming Parade and Class Float Competition on Friday, Sept. 27, with a theme of superheroes.

Season preview: WGHS Volleyball | Schools  Sahuarita Sun

The Walden Grove varsity girls volleyball team has had it rough when it comes to keeping a head coach — they're on their third since 2011. But Matt Malone ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Wildcats' win over ASU a new beginning — or the beginning of the end?  Arizona Daily Star

Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news.

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