With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, the governing board of Tucson's largest school district was split on when to reopen its 80-plus schools. A 3-2 vote determined that hybrid learning will begin Nov. 12 for TUSD.
Spaces to Learn, a volunteer-run project, is asking for donated desks, keyboards, desk lamps, headphones and other equipment to help make learning from home a bit easier and more productive for families who couldn't otherwise afford to purchase these items.
As more Tucson-area schools begin allowing students back onto campuses, whether education officials alert families of coronavirus cases that may pop up is not always clear. Local school districts are making different decisions on how broadly to inform their school community when someone tes…
Make Way for Books is a Tucson nonprofit that helps under-served kids develop language and literacy skills. Virtual Story School teaches parents and preschool-age kids how to promote language development at home. Read more
Free meal distribution will continue this fall throughout Tucson, Arizona. Check this list for times and locations for children to get free breakfast and lunch. Read more
Tucson parents struggle through remote learning and come up with innovative ways to make it work during coronavirus schooling. Read more
You can order online or by phone and will receive the reusable masks by mail within one to two weeks. Read more
In addition to providing help logging on to class meetings and keeping students on track with their assignments, support staff will also offer recreation and art activities to keep kids engaged when their work is done. Read more
These Tucson parents have created Facebook groups and social media resources to help other parents find help creating learning pods, pandemic pods, quaranteams and bubbles to help with remote learning.
The Sunnyside School District needs sponsors to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for all grade levels in Tucson for the fall school start of 2020. Read more
We're nearing the end of summer and going back to school during the coronavirus pandemic means more virtual learning. Tucson educators shared a few ways to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Read more
Arizona organizations are getting creative in fall 2020 to give backpacks and school supplies to Tucson students and teachers by hosting drive-thru events or distributing gift cards. Read more
Many students in the Tucson Unified School District could be supervised by monitors who will be tasked with ensuring pandemic safety guidelines in a combination teaching plan for online and in-person learning. Read more
As Tucson schools and districts plan for a new school year during the coronavirus pandemic, considering both remote learning and in-person options, many parents are considering homeschooling their children. Read more
Parents, teachers and students are pushing for a delayed start to the school year in Tucson as COVID-19 cases surge in Pima County. TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo says not much can be done unless the Arizona State Legislature acts. Read more
The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Pima County Public Library and Arizona Public Media have all teamed up to host a poetry contest for Southern Arizona students in grades K-12 to highlight young voices. Read more
A TUSD task force presented recommendations to the board on face masks, health screenings, transportation, physical distancing and other measures to limit the spread of coronavirus as the district prepares for the upcoming school year. Read more
Tucson parents are telling TUSD they want choices when it comes to sending their kids back to school as teachers share concerns about returning without a coronavirus vaccine. Read more
TUSD will be offering drive thru school registration on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at all schools except Miles Exploratory Learning Center. Read more
Arizona experts give tips for surviving summer at home with kids plus many free resources videos, classes and printables to help give you some inspiration including many from the University of Arizona. Read more
More than 50 Sunnyside district high school students submitted poems to be judged in the contest which came with a $100 prize and publication on #ThisIsTucson. Read more
During a meeting over video chat Tuesday, May 12, the Tucson Unified governing board unanimously approved the Family Life Curriculum for TUSD students, which includes sex education. Read more
Some Tucson, Arizona 2020 summer camp programs are canceled; some are moving forward as planned with new procedures; others have pivoted to become virtual; some have pushed back start times to later in the summer; and some are still undecided. Read more