A number of school districts and community organizations are offering free lunch, breakfast and snacks for summer 2022 in the Tucson area.
Doctors told veteran Vernon Williams, a school crossing guard at Blenman Elementary School, to let the sunshine in. He and colleague Sevrina Leeth are trying to make their midtown corner the friendliest in Tucson.
Summer is fast approaching. Searching for a 2022 summer camp for your child or teen? Check out our #ThisIsTucson Summer Camp Guide for more than 100 camps, mostly in the Tucson area!
Hoping to help close STEM achievement gaps, the University of Arizona's Colleen Kelley is producing a comic book series. It's called M.C. Detective Agency: Chemical Solutions Required.
#ThisIsTucson's School & Camp Fair features more than 60 schools, summer camps and organizations, plus adoptable pets, free bike helmets and more. The event will be held April 10 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Read more
An April 2 fashion show at the MSA Annex features light-up clothing pieces made by kids from two Tucson schools. The MakeFashion Edu show is meant to teach kids real-life skills, such as coding and using a sewing machine, and allows them to express their creativity. Read more
The Tucson-area Reina Prom Giveaway happened thanks to Selina Barajas of Mi Reina Mobile Boutique, among other local businesses. All 30 high school applicants receive formal gowns and many also will have facials, makeup, hairstyles and manicures for their special queen day, organizers say. Read more
More of Pima County's children and teens will be ditching masks in school following recent changes in county and federal guidelines. Read more
Since Tucson-area schools returned from winter break, district personnel have been battling a rising number of COVID-19 cases that has put a strain on their staffing resources. Other COVID news: More people in Arizona and Pima County tested positive for COVID-19 in the first week of January than any other week on record. Read more
Students in Imago Dei Middle School's THREAD program pitched a new product for tajin-pickled vegetables and fruit. The class is taught by Frank DiPietrapaul, who went through the StartUp Tucson Recipes for Success Food Accelerator program. Read more
Children and teens in the Tucson area can submit their work to the 13th annual Young Authors contest, open now through Dec. 16. Read more
Some school districts have implemented changes to their teaching models — including outdoor learning spaces and real-time tutoring — to make up for the learning and social experience gaps created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Nadia Álvarez Mexia, an assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona, works to assist migrant students and educators conduct research and earn degrees in Tucson. Read more
The vaccine is becoming available here just as cases in Pima County’s schools have increased substantially week over week: 738 new school-related cases this week, with 623 infections in students. Read more
The new app through Tucson Unified School District offers virtual and in-person counseling services to students at no charge to them. Billed as the first of its kind in the nation, it's designed to help students and families coping with trauma and stress, especially during the pandemic. Read more
Thanks to a grant from Solutions Journalism Network, we wrote four stories with the Arizona Daily Star and La Estrella de Tucsón about ways Tucson and Pima County officials and organizations are trying to help make child care more accessible. Read more
HB 2016 waives a 20-hour-per-week work requirement for parents receiving Arizona DES child care subsidies. That means low-income parents who are already qualified for DES child care subsidies will have the option to enroll at an accredited educational institution or employment training program and still maintain their child care subsidy. Read more
Find out how some Tucson nonprofits and organizations are working to help families with early learning resources and child care. Read more
Head Start, and other providers of high-quality early childhood education, are getting a boost this fall, thanks to a $10 million infusion of funding approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors in May. Read more
With the cost of infant care exceeding the cost of a year of in-state tuition at the University of Arizona, families struggle to make ends meet. Read more
Tucson kids can now virtually meet award-winning authors and illustrators via Zoom during Imagination Fridays. The fall webinar series is organized by the Tucson Festival of Books and Worlds of Words. Read more
The Unidas program, affiliated with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, aims to build leadership skills among girls, young women and gender-expansive teens, who also learn grant-writing skills and explore professional development. Read more
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 cases and mask mandates in Tucson's K-12 public schools, this article may help. Read more
Tucson groups are distributing thousands of free backpacks and school supplies to help students get ready for the 2021 school year. Read more