TUSD, Sunnyside become latest Tucson school districts to close during walkout

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The TUSD and Sunnyside districts say they are closing Thursday, becoming the latest Tucson-area school districts saying they will close during the statewide teacher ... The Sunnyside Unified School District also followed suit, posting on its website that all schools will be closed Thursday and Friday. Read more

All of Tucson’s major school districts will be closed for the teacher strike

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All nine of the major Tucson-area school districts have decided to close Thursday due to the statewide teacher strike. Tucson's largest school district, TUSD will serve breakfast and lunch on Thursday, the first day of the walkout, but there will be no classes. Tucson Unified Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo ... Read more

TUSD becomes the 4th Tucson school district to close during walkout

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TUSD says it is closing Thursday, becoming the fourth Tucson-area school district saying it will close during the statewide teacher walkout. ... Marana Unified School District announced Monday evening that all 18 of its schools — from preschool through high school — will be closed Thursday, April 26, ... Read more

All TUSD schools will close Thursday

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TUCSON, Ariz. - All Tucson Unified School District schools will be closed Thursday due to a scheduled teacher walkout. Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo made the announcement at a Tuesday press conference. Lunch and breakfast services will be provided at school cafeterias. Copyright 2018 Scripps ... Read more

Catalina Foothills become third Tucson school district to close during walkout

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"At this time, we do not know how long schools will be closed but will provide daily updates," said Marana Unified's news release. "All official District information will be shared at www.maranausd.org. Parents will continue to receive updates via email, phone call, and social media." Tucson Unified School ... Read more

Students respond to Pueblo principal’s contract

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TUCSON – Students at Pueblo High School are staging a walk-in on Tuesday. The protest is to support Principal Augustine Romero, Ph.D., whose contract was not renewed by the Tucson Unified School District board earlier this month after being involved in a grade changing scandal. Students say ... Read more

Tucson families prepare for Thursday’s teacher walkout

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One grandparent who put six kids through school in the Tucson Unified School District and now helps care for her grandchildren who also go to school in TUSD says she's not concerned about her grandkids - she's concerned about other people. "The staff in the office and the bus drivers and the people ... Read more

Parents of students with special needs brace for teacher walkout

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Among those is Tucson Unified School District, one of the largest districts in the state. Spokeswoman Michelle Valenzuela said Monday that the district is still "working on a plan for children with disabilities as we assess how many of our Exceptional Education teachers are participating in the walkout." ... Read more

Q&A with Valenzuela on Thursday/Friday school closures

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All Marana schools will also be closed, but many Tucson-area school districts have yet to make a decision. Officials from Amphitheater, Flowing Wells, Tucson Unified and Sunnyside have said they will make the decision on a school-by-school basis. The Tanque Verde Unified School and Catalina ... Read more

Bill amending Arizona’s English-language learner model revived

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The bill was among the top legislative priorities for Tucson Unified School District and other districts around Southern Arizona, which have been lobbying at the state Capitol to change the rules to allow schools more flexibility with English learners. Yarbrough refused to hear the measure, HB2435, telling ... Read more