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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.

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 ...

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.

What if Santa Rita could join another district?  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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Photos: Tucson area-football coach Jeff Scurran | High Schools  Arizona Daily Star

Tucson football coach Jeff Scurran through the years. Scurran started coaching at Canyon del Oro High School in 1984. He moved to Sabino High School from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

8. Anthony Sanders, Santa Rita  Arizona Daily Star

Sanders chose Arizona over offers from ASU, Minnesota and Oregon State and was ranked No. 18 in the nation. He reported to UA training camp in 1992, but ...

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 ...

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.

Letter grades released for Tucson Unified schools  Tucson News Now

The Tucson Unified School District on Friday, Oct. 5 hosted a news conference to talk about the letter grades assigned to its schools.

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 ...

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.

Lockdown ends at Santa Rita HS, no weapon found  Tucson News Now

According to a Tucson Unified School District spokeswoman, someone reported seeing a person remove what looked like a possible weapon from a backpack ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

They will be held Thursday at Calvary Evangelistic Center.

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.

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood and platelet donations now  Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

KOLD INVESTIGATES: Long-term subs in Pima County  Tucson News Now

The KOLD Investigates team wanted to know more about long-term substitutes. Where they are teaching and how heavily do school districts rely on these subs?

TUSD: 2 more schools added to list facing closure  Tucson News Now

Tucson News Now has learned that two more schools may be added to the list of schools targeted for closures by the Tucson Unified School District. They are ...

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

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

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? +1. Arizona BYU 1964. UA's Floyd Hudlow returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown when the Wildcats routed BYU in 1964.

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?

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

Arizona State House Legislative District 10 candidate, Sen. David Bradley, talks to the Arizona Daily Star editorial board on September 17, 2018. Mamta Popat ...

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 ...

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.

news Cardinals, USA Football Award Grants To Local Programs

​USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Arizona Cardinals recently awarded grants for new ...

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Laura Ianello tasked with keeping champion Arizona Wildcats together  Arizona Daily Star

A day after Arizona won the NCAA women's golf championship, the Wildcats caught a flight to Phoenix and drove to Tucson in luxury-sized black SUVs with ...

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 ...

Some of Tucson's top talent moved to improve  Arizona Daily Star

Editor's note: This summer, Star columnist Greg Hansen is counting down the top 10 of just about everything related to Tucson sports. Today's list: Tucson's top ...

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, ...

Ken Kurtz  Arizona Daily Star

Kurtz was a rare two-sport letterman at Arizona in basketball and baseball in the mid 1960s. He went on to play six years in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system.

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Southern Arizona packed with stars as 2018-19 school year starts  Arizona Daily Star

The players get limbered up as the sun sets over the field, as the Warriors opt for a late session to beat the triple digits for practice of the Pueblo High School ...

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.

TUSD: Lockdown lifted at Palo Verde High School  Tucson News Now

According to police, a "student-aged male" was seen carrying a handgun near a grocery store close to the campus of Palo Verde High School at 1302 South ...

UC Davis parts ways with former Santa Rita DB Ron Gould  Arizona Daily Star

Former Santa Rita High School defensive back Ron Gould was fired last week after four years as head football coach at UC Davis. The Aggies went 12-33 ...

Paula Pyers  Arizona Daily Star

In 1984, Pyers scored 50 points at Santa Rita High School, then the highest total in a single game in state girls basketball history. She led the Eagles to a.

Jim Pyers  Arizona Daily Star

Pyers led Santa Rita High School's basketball team in scoring in 1978, averaging 24.8 points per game. He led the Eagles to the state championship game that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Afni to hire 50 employees this week  KGUN

Afni will hire 50 new sales representatives at its two Tucson locations this week. It is part of their push to hire between 200-300 new employees within the next 45 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Hip hop and physics at Coronado K-8 School  Arizona Daily Star

FMA Live, a production sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Honeywell, performed a show at Coronado K-8 School on ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

In memory of Vern Friedli: Photos of his years as Amphi football coach  Arizona Daily Star

The legendary Amphitheater football coach passed away Friday at age 80.

Ex-UA linebacker Maddox's son gets football scholarship  Arizona Daily Star

From the Where Are They Now file: Former UA linebacker Richard Maddox, a key part of the Desert Swarm's origins in 1992, is now living in North Augusta, S.C., ...

Tucson-Sunnyside will start prep football week  Arizona Daily Star

Blue Devils and Badgers get to share Thursday night spotlight.

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 ...

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 ...

TUSD sells closed elementary for $1.4M  Arizona Daily Star

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

Rachel Marsden: Who really cares if Iran dominates the Middle East?  Arizona Daily Star

The double standard for Iran vis-à-vis other Middle Eastern nations more pliable to Western interests is glaring.

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 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.

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 ...

Habitat for Humanity program needs community support  Green Valley News

Chuck Gallagher has been called out of retirement to try to save a Sahuarita High School program he started more than 20 years ago. But unless the ...

Steller's Friday Notebook: New GOP candidates flock to CD2 race  Arizona Daily Star

What was a one-woman race for the GOP nomination in southeastern-Arizona district has become a five-person campaign.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Top 100 Boys All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.

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 ...

Giving Their All  Tucson Weekly

Meet five unheralded UA students who are important keys to the success of their teams.

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 ...

Wrestling names Shawn Charles to head coaching position  Arizona State University

Shawn">">S... Charles, a four-time All-American and two-time national runner-up at ...

CNN Student News - August 18, 2016  CNN

August 18, 2016. With thousands of homes flooded in Louisiana, we're explaining how flash floods appear and what makes them so dangerous. With predictions ...

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 ...

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.

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