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2013-05-05 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
http://strengthbuilding.org
(520) 546-9296
Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps ... read more

2012-08-23 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Class directory connects families
Open houses are here, and with them an opportunity to help kids and parents connect.  Bring a sign up sheet to your child's open house, asking parents to sign up to have their name and contact information in a class directory.  Type in all the info, make ... read more

2012-08-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\High Schools\
Tucson Magnet High School : Mama Clash's promises to Tucson High freshmen
We went to the Freshman orientation for Tucson High School this morning, and the new principal Dr Clarice Clash seems to be off to a strong beginning.  She gave a fairly stern talk to the freshman class, threatening them with having to pick up garbage ... read more

2012-08-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : New School Hours http://tusd1.org/contents/bellschedule.h
TUSD parents take note - your kid's school may start earlier or later than it did last year!  See the announcement of new start and dismissal times for details.  It has to do with getting the bus schedules working right so kids get to school on time, ... read more

2012-07-22 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
School starts soon - is your child prepared?
With school starting in just over a week, TUSD students might want to spend a few days gearing up.  Kids might interpret this to mean getting gear - new backpacks, shoes, school clothes, notebooks etc - but perhaps now is a good time to put some preconditions ... read more

2011-12-23 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Private Schools\
International School of Tucson : Correction http://www.InternationalSchoolofTucson.o
IST is moving to 1701 East Seneca St, Tucson, AZ 85719. The website is www.InternationalSchoolofTucson.org (not .com). Why is it not listed here? http://btucson.com/Tucson/Schools%20&%20Universities/"
[Thank you for the update, it is now listed under ... read more

2011-12-21 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Choosing a Middle School? The scoop on Paulo Freire Freedom School (charter) http://paulofreireschool.org/
"I wish we didn't have weekends".  How often do you hear that in the back of the car on the way to school with a middle schooler?  My daughters love their school so much that they count down the days of vacations - to when they can go back to school. ... read more

2011-12-12 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : Mon Dec 12 Last Day for Magnet/Open Enrollment http://www.tusd1.org/contents/events_oe.
To reserve your place under TUSD's open enrollment program, stop by 1010 E. 10th St today and name your top 3 schools and magnet programs. (A magnet school with multiple programs can be listed once for each program.)  

Having trouble deciding on a ... read more

2011-12-03 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Attendance is Vital Right at the Start : Correction
I think it's great that you are encouraging parents to send their children to school everyday.  Kudos to you for supporting education; for the sake of credibility though, may I recommend the following corrections?  

Your original post:
"She also pointed ... read more

2011-11-25 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Paulo Freire Freedom school (pffs) http://paulofreireschool.org/
                        Paulo Freire Freedom school (pffs)

        I came to Paulo Freire in my 8th grade year a little nervous (actually really nervous). My old school had been a big mess and I was afraid Pffs would end up being the same way. But ... read more

2011-11-25 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
The Geeks Guide to Middle School
1.DON’T GET INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES!  If you think you will get made fun of.
2.Ignore all bullies or if you are tough enough FIGHT BACK!
3.Stand up for your friends.
4.DON’T HIDE IN THE SHADOWS be your self ( and if that means doing activities that ... read more

2011-10-02 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Private Schools\
Turning Point School : This school is closed
Turning Point closed about three years ago. The owner tried to go charter but that didn't work. The site may still be for sale, but was in poor condition so not many people were interested."

2011-09-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Attendance is Vital Right at the Start
My first grader's teacher taught fourth grade last year, and she noticed something: the kids who were struggling the most, who couldn't read and didn't get the math, were the same ones who missed excessive days when they were in first grade.  She points ... read more

2011-08-16 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Re: TUSD Board leadership http://www.kgun9.com/127646428.html
Open letter to TUSD governing board

Dear Governing Board members,

I want to thank you for your perserverence on behalf of our schools, in the face of extreme pressures from so many directions.  

I hope that the August 23 board meeting becomes ... read more

2011-08-14 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Tired Tucson Teacher http://tucsoncitizen.com/tired-tucson-te
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 Whither now Wisconsin? Last night two of the recalled senators who sided with Scott Walker’s attempt to end collective bargaining in Wisconsin lost their seats in the state legislature. That makes the vote now 17 to 16, if legislators ... read more

2011-08-14 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Teaching and School Supplies\
Jonathan's Educational Supplies : Easy way to support teachers and local merchant: http://jonathansonline.com
Buy your child's teacher or your neighborhood school a gift certificate to Jonathan's.  Your teacher can choose from high quality and innovative teaching materials without having to dip into his or her supply budget - or household budget, as is too often ... read more

2011-07-13 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : AIMS: Reading, math up, writing down using new standard http://tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us/planning
AIMS stats are out!  Note that the scoring guide for writing changed in 2011, so year over year comparisons may not be accurate.

For TUSD, you can see detailed breakdowns here:
http://tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us/planning/profiles/aims/aims_route.asp ... read more

2011-07-13 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
AIMS: Reading, math up, writing down using new standard : hm - sample writing problem:
Hm - I wish the writing test could have kids actually write.  Apparently it does not.   The questions are valid enough, but they don't test the actual act of writing. Here is a sample 'writing' problem:

  (1) Your backpack is a great tool for being ... read more

2011-07-08 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\High Schools\
Ethnic Studies Audit actually positive, Huppenthal apparently misrepresented it : On an unrelated note, Huppenthal also bullies little old ladies http://www.azcentral.com/community/chand
Excerpts from coverage of Huppenthal's 2009 trial for theft and tampering with a campaign sign:
"I began to shout, 'Stop it,' and he ignored me as if I was not even there," she testified Wednesday.

Though seemingly frail as she walked slowly toward ... read more

2011-06-20 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\High Schools\
Ethnic Studies Audit actually positive, Huppenthal apparently misrepresented it http://www.tucsonweekly.com/images/blogi
The Huffington Post ran a hard-hitting article Jun 17:Did Arizona Education Chief Huppenthal Commit a Felony in Growing Ethnic Studies Scandal?

The Tucson Weekly has posted a full PDF of the ethnic studies audit online

The audit appears to be a ... read more

2011-06-05 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : Hi Suzanne - use link?
Hi Suzanne - I tried to find your facebook page but I couldn't tell which one was yours - there seem to be a lot under the same name.  Here is the link to mine: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1245126942   Hope to hear from you!

2011-06-03 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not :
Well, Mike and Arehart were "together",so it makes sense. I think they were just sick,kids in school are always nasty, but they just took it to another level. I always wondered if they ever regretted the things they did? I doubt it.
People like that ... read more

2011-06-02 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : not right
I do remember them making fun of kids in the class. For a teacher to do that from their position of authority is really wrong.  I remember James too - his 'gift' was pretty normal jr high stupidity/nastiness, but for the teachers to allow it and publish ... read more

2011-06-02 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : yeah, I remember
I guess I was in my own little world most of the time.  I do remember a couple times thinking something wasn't right, though more in 5th grade with Arehart - he really humiliated some kids.  The weird thing is for me it started as an escape from a teacher ... read more

2011-06-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : unfortunately yes
Yep, i was there for a year and a half and left. 81-83. So I am sure you remember "story time".

2011-06-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : not your fault......
You were a kid too, so you really couldn't have done anything either.  Just a few things they did.
1. In our little yearbook when the 8th graders could "leave us something" they allowed a kid name James to leave me slim fast, so i would look better. ... read more

2011-05-31 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not : I'm sorry - was I there?
I'm really sorry to hear about your experiences at Miles Jr High.   I can see how that could happen.  Was I one of the kids that did nothing?  I was there from 1981-83.

2011-05-30 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not :
I went to that school with Becky williams and she made my life hell. She would gather all the students together and tell stories about me.  Once or twice it was another student, but mostly me. She and Mike terrorized me, it was the worst time of my life ... read more

2011-05-15 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School : Holladay approved for K-5 : Offers Performing Arts, Free Summer School, Extended Day
The Holladay community had something to celebrate this week.  For two years, the school had been in a precarious position as a 3-5 without a feeder school, as Borton Elementary, which used to feed into Holladay, had decided to add a third grade and then ... read more

2011-05-05 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Not too late to bring up grades! TUSD students check here.
TUSD parents - did you know you can check individual assignments your kids are missing?

Go here: https://tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us/paweb/utility/Accounts/Login.aspx

You will need an access code provided by your school.  For teachers participating ... read more

2011-04-24 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Bargains that Benefit - Tucsonans helping Tucson schools http://bargainsthatbenefit.com
Here's a local organization helping get donations to Tucson schools.  Local businesses can donate fundraiser items.  Looks like they have just started out, on the website one bargain is featured - discount tickets to Romeo and Juliet.

2011-04-24 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Donate to Tucson schools - or post a request http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/searc
Teachers can submit requests for specific teaching materials at DonorsChoose.org.  See a list of what Tucson teachers have requested

Its not too late to help kids finish up the year with a bang!  In fact, now that AIMS is over, teachers can really ... read more

2011-03-09 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
TUSD Strategic Plan 2011-2012 http://www.tusdstrategicplan2011-2012.or
Clarification: the plan being presented at the board meeting was the TUSD Strategic Plan for 2011-2012.  Your comments are welcome, please see
http://www.tusdstrategicplan2011-2012.org/Utilization.html"

2011-03-09 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Carson considered for closure, all other TUSD schools safe at least this year - thanks to Judy Burns! http://tusd1.org/contents/govboard/gbmee
TUSD board member Judy Burns came out strongly last night in opposition to closing any more schools for a year, and instead spending the time to redraw boundaries and work with parents and communities.  Adelita Grijalva supported Burns and Hicks voted ... read more

2011-02-07 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : TUSD Strategic Plan 2011-2012 info and forum http://tusdstrategicplan2011-2012.org/
Have an idea to help TUSD schools?  Send it directly to the strategic planning committee, or bring it up on the forums on this site:

  http://tusdstrategicplan2011-2012.org/

Thanks TUSD for opening up to public comment!  

Its a difficult time ... read more

2011-01-04 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
A future for neighborhood schools? : Would the school employees be downsized?
Shutting down a school must mean lots of job loss. It seems like some teachers would still lose their jobs in this scheme, unless the rent from extra school space would be enough to keep the same amount of teachers for the fewer students. Either way, ... read more

2010-12-31 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : A future for neighborhood schools? http://tusd1.org/contents/distinfo/schoo
TUSD has closed nine schools due to low enrollment.

Could they reopen someday as neighborhood schools?  Having small, local schools is something of a 'best practice' in education, not to mention the heart of many communities.  

What if low-enrollment ... read more

2010-10-30 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Teachable moment...or not
"You have to take your jacket off"
"Why?"
"We don't know if you're gonna steal"

Oy vey.  Well-intentioned though the book fair staff and volunteers are, what a message.  
"We don't know if you're gonna steal"

I don't want to give the name of ... read more

2010-08-18 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School : Free Extended Day: Sports, Art, Chorus, Variety/Games & more http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/holladay/
While many Tucson schools have had to cut back on after-school programs, Holladay Elementary is fortunate to offer some amazing - and free - extended day programs for enrolled students.  Fine art, chorus and sports are some of the options available. ... read more

2010-08-18 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Charter Schools\
Satori Charter School : helpful and targeted assessments http://www.satorischool.org
We visited Satori and even though we did not wind up going due to logistics (just a matter of driving time) I was very impressed with the school.  They use the Singapore Math program and carefully assess the level of the students before school starts ... read more

2010-08-14 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Back to School
Monday marks the first day back for many students in Tucson.  With budget cuts, schools have had to cut back on extra-curricular activities and even supplies (bring your own toilet paper?).  Perhaps its a good time to set an example for our kids and show ... read more

2010-08-11 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Safford Engineering/Technology Magnet Middle School : Quick help!
Just a follow-up, we got a very fast and helpful reply from principal Theresa Tenace when we asked questions about some district procedures.

2010-08-07 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Safford Engineering/Technology Magnet Middle School : Lego Robotics and Claymation http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/safford/
We visited Safford today and spoke to curriculum specialist Sarah Costello, who walked us through some of the unique classes Safford has to offer.  Video editing of 'claymation' sequences, building and refining lego robot design and advanced photography ... read more

2010-08-04 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Search AIMS Scores for district and charter schools http://www.azdatapages.com/datacenter/ed
Quick search by school gives an apples to apples comparison of district and charter schools throughout Arizona.

Individual school districts may have more sophisticated interfaces, such as the TUSD AIMS Cohort analysis, which allows you to follow a ... read more

2010-06-21 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Charter Schools\
Sonoran Science Academy : Too much contriversy
I decided to pull my kiddo out of Sonoran SAcience Academy There is too much contriversy going on with that school and I don't feel it is safe for my child to be there anymore.
I really do not beleive there running things legitamate and the teachers ... read more

2010-03-24 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Charter Schools\
Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts : Change of Address
Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts
55 North 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701

2010-03-01 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
Your View on School Budget Cuts? http://www.arizonaeducationnetwork.com/2
A site where parents and community members can voice how the cuts to the school system have affected them.

2010-02-27 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School : Interview with Principal Larry Haynes http://btucson.com/AnUnofficialHolladayS
As a parent, I think that Principal Larry Haynes has had a really positive, calming influence at Holladay school.  In this interview he talks about the new Expeditionary Learning focus, bully-proofing program, fine arts, and the future of the school.

2010-02-17 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School : Holladay School! http://btucson.com/AnUnofficialHolladayS
I feel so lucky to be a part of the incredibly hardworking, warm, close-knit community at Holladay school.  Like all TUSD schools we are getting hit with budget cuts but the parent community is coming together to keep and build the things we love about ... read more

2010-02-15 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Charter Schools\
Satori [complaint] :
Really went downhill after becoming charter school. Non-charter school is still great!

2010-01-20 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\
DMV Practice Tests | Online Traffic School http://www.permitpracticetest.us/
(800) 723-1955
DMV Practice Tests Driver License Practice Test - We’ve taken all the questions from your state’s DMV driver license practice test exam and packaged them in random samplings of 50 questions or 100 questions packages.

2009-12-19 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Not to late to Donate Tax Credit
If you haven't done it already, and you will pay Az state taxes this year, you can give a free gift to the school of your choice.  Its about the only chance you have to direct where your taxes go.  Make the donation now, get it back on tax day or as soon ... read more

2009-08-16 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : First day of School for TUSD students http://tusd.k12.az.us/
Welcome back, students and families!  The new school year is a good time to start on the right track - help your child stay on top of their homework, and set a regular schedule of reading with your kids.  Even if you are not a parent, you can support ... read more

2009-07-27 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Elementary Schools\
Walker Elementary School : Great but needs parent volunteers
There is not as much parent participation as there is in other amphi elementary schools but the teachers provide a lot despite this.  The test scores outrank all other amphi schools and AZ schools as well. Staff is positive and encouraging.

2009-06-16 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Jr High & Middle Schools\
Sahuarita Middle School : Looking for.... http://www.agiftfromabove.webs.com
Looking for an author to talk to your students? I'm here. Email me at: heather_paye@yahoo.com

Heather Paye

2009-05-21 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Colleges & Universities\
Tucson Theoloical Seminary http://www.tucsonseminary.com
7635 La Cholla Blvd. #132
520- 445-3062
Enroll now for fall classes! Equipping for Pastorate, Ministry, Pastoral Counselor or Chaplaincy. Comprehensive programs offering undergraduate and post-graduate degree. Low monthly tuition payments offered. Preparing men and women to fulfill the call ... read more

2008-10-07 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\High Schools\
Racial Drifts at PV High :
thanks for setting the record straight."

2008-09-29 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\High Schools\
Palo Verde Magnet High School : Racial Drifts at PV High
Dear parents and to all those whom this may concern,
The racial events that occured at Palo Verde Magnet High School was dramatically blown out of proportion.  First of all, the said fights that supposedly threatened the welfare of the students were ... read more

2008-08-26 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\Charter Schools\
Satori Charter School : Satori [complaint]
Unenthusiastic staff and little control of students leaves a lot to be desired..."

2008-08-06 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : Back to School - Aug 11 - Open House Aug 8 http://tusd.k12.az.us/contents/distinfo/
Check out the TUSD back to school page for information on calendar, bus schedules, immunizations, enrollment and more.  Most TUSD schools have an open house on Friday August 8 where you can meet your teacher and register on site.

Teaching and School Supplies

Easy way to support teachers and local merchant:
Jonathan's Educational Supplies

School Districts

A future for neighborhood schools?
AIMS: Reading, math up, writing down using new standard
Altar Valley Elementary District
Amphitheater School District
Back to School - Aug 11 - Open House Aug 8
Carson considered for closure, all other TUSD schools safe at least this year - thanks to Judy Burns!
Catalina Foothills School District
Closing Rogers Makes Little Sense
First day of School for TUSD students
Flowing Wells School District
Marana Unified School District
Mon Dec 12 Last Day for Magnet/Open Enrollment
New School Hours
Not to late to Donate Tax Credit
Not too late to bring up grades! TUSD students check here.
School starts soon - is your child prepared?
Sunnyside Unified School District
TUSD Strategic Plan 2011-2012
TUSD Strategic Plan 2011-2012 info and forum
Tanque Verde Unified School District
Tucson Unified School District
Would the school employees be downsized?
hm - sample writing problem:

Elementary Schools

A Child's View School
A.C.E.
Acacia Elementary School
Academy Adventures Primary School
Academy of Math and Science
Academy of Tucson Elementary School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory Elementary School
Agua Caliente School
Ajo Calvary Christian Academy
Ajo School
Al-Huda Islamic School
Allsport Academy
Altar Valley Middle School
AmeriSchools Academy
Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind
Arizona Virtual Academy
Attendance is Vital Right at the Start
Aztec Middle College (NW)
Aztec Middle College (West)
Banks Elementary School
Basis School
Blenman Elementary School
Bloom Elementary School
Bonillas Magnet Elementary School
Booth-Fickett Magnet Elementary School
Borman Elementary School
Borton Primary Magnet School
Brichta Elementary School
Broadway Alternative Middle School
Butterfield Elementary School
CAPE School - Juvenile
Canyon View Elementary School
Carden Christian Academy Central
Carden of Tucson
Carrillo Intermediate Magnet School
Casa Ninos School of Montessori
Casas Christian School
Castlehill Country Day School
Cavett Elementary School
Centennial Elementary School
Chancellor Arizona Connections Academy
Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory
Children's Success Academy
Civano Community School
Class directory connects families
Collier Elementary School
Continental Elementary School
Copper Creek Elementary School
Corbett Elementary School
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Coronado K-8 School
Correction
Cottonwood Elementary School
Coyote Trail Elementary School
Cragin Elementary School
Craycroft Elementary School
Davidson Elementary School
Davis Education Center
Davis Magnet Elementary School
Degrazia Elementary School
Desert Christian Elementary School
Desert Mosaic School
Desert Springs Academy
Desert Willow Elementary School
Desert Winds Elementary School
Dietz Elementary School
Direct Link
Donaldson Elementary School
Dove Christian School
Downtown Alternative High School
Drachman Primary Magnet School
Drake Alternative Middle School
Drexel Elementary School
Duffy Elementary School
Dunham Elementary School
Elvira Elementary School
Enchanted Desert School and Playgarden
Erickson Elementary
Erickson Elementary School
Esperanza Elementary School
Estes Elementary School
Faith Community Academy
Faith Lutheran School
First Southern Christian School
Flowing Wells Early Childhood Center
Ford Elementary School
Fort Lowell Elementary School
Fountain of Life Lutheran School
Free Extended Day: Sports, Art, Chorus, Variety/Games & more
Fruchthendler Elementary School
Gale Elementary School
Gallego Basic Elementary School
Great Expectations Academy
Great but needs parent volunteers
Green Fields Country Day School
Grijalva Elementary School
Harelson Elementary School
Hendricks Elementary School
Henry Elementary School
Hermosa Montessori Charter School
Highland Free School
Holaway Elementary School
Holladay Intermediate Magnet School
Holladay School!
Holladay approved for K-5 : Offers Performing Arts, Free Summer School, Extended Day
Hollinger Elementary School
Homer Davis Elementary School
Howell Elementary School
Hudlow Elementary School
Hughes Elementary School
I love this school!
Immaculate Heart Academy
Indian Oasis Intermediate School
Indian Oasis Primary School
Interview with Principal Larry Haynes
Ironwood Elementary School
Ironwood Hills School
Its the best
Its the best
Jefferson Park Elementary School
Johnson Primary School
KINO School
Keeling Elementary School
Kellond Elementary School
Khalsa Montessori School
LA Paloma Academy
Laguna Elementary School
Lawrence Intermediate School
Liberty Elementary School
Lifelong Learning Academy
Lineweaver Elementary School
Los Amigos Elementary School
Los Ninos Elementary School
Los Ranchitos Elementary School
Lynn/Urquides Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Maldonado Elementary School
Manzanita Elementary School
Manzo Elementary School
Marana Career and Technical High School
Marana Middle School
Marshall Elementary School
Menlo Park Elementary School
Mesa Verde Elementary School
Mesquite Elementary School
Meta Academy High School
Miles Exploratory Learning Center Elementary School
Miller Elementary School
Mission Manor Elementary School
Mission View Elementary School
Montessori Schoolhouse
Myers/Ganoung Elementary School
Nash Elementary School
Ochoa Elementary School
Ocotillo Elementary School
Old Pueblo Children's Academy
Our Mother of Sorrows School
Oyama Elementary School
PPEP TEC-Victor Soltero Learning Center
PPEP Tec-John David Arnold Learning Center
Pace Alternative High School
Painted Sky Elementary School
Palo Verde Christian School
Pass Alternative High School
Picture Rocks Intermediate School
Pima Academy
Pima Vocational High School
Presidio Schools
Prince Elementary School
Pueblo Gardens Elementary School
Quail Run Elementary School
Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
Reynolds Elementary School
Richardson Elementary School
Richey Elementary School
Rillito Center
Rio Vista Elementary School
River of Life Christian School
Roadrunner Elementary School
Roberts Elementary School
Robins Elementary School
Robison Elementary School
Robles Elementary School
Rogers Elementary School
Rose Elementary School
Roskruge Elementary Magnet School
SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School
Safford Elementary School
Sahuarita Intermediate School
Sahuarita Primary School
San Fernando Elementary School
San Miguel Catholic High School
San Xavier Mission School
Santa Clara Elementary School
Santa Cruz Catholic School
Satori School
Schumaker Elementary School
Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning School
Sewell Elementary School
Smith Elementary School
Soleng Tom Elementary School
Sonoran Science Academy
Sopori Elementary School
Southgate Academy
Southside Community School
St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary
St. Cyril School
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
St. Joseph School
St. Michael's Parish Day School
St. Odila School
Steele Elementary School
Successful fundraiser! Jump-a-thon/Luau
Summit View Elementary School
Sun & Shield Christian Academy
Sun and Shield Christian Academy
Sunrise Drive Elementary School
Sycamore Elementary School
TAG Elementary
Tanque Verde Elementary School
Test
The Beginning School
Thornydale Elementary School
Tolson Elementary School
Transformational Learning Centers
Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts
Tucson Country Day School
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tucson International Academy
Tucson Preparatory School
Tuller School
Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School
Turning Point School
Twin Peaks Elementary School
Valley View Preschool
Van Buskirk Elementary School
Van Horne Elementary School
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Vesey Elementary School
Walker Elementary School
Walter Douglas Elementary School
Warren Elementary School
Wheeler Elementary School
White Elementary School
Whitmore Elementary School
Wilson K-8 School
Wright Elementary School
Wrightstown Elementary School

Jr High & Middle Schools



Academy of Math and Science
Academy of Tucson Middle School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory Middle School
Adalberto M. Guerrero Middle School
Ajo School
Allsport Academy
Altar Valley Middle School
AmeriSchools Academy
Amphitheater Middle School
Apollo Middle School
Arizona Virtual Academy
Baboquivari Middle School
Basis School
Booth-Fickett Math/Science Magnet School
CAPE School - Juvenile
Carden Christian Academy Central
Carden of Tucson
Carson Middle School
Casas Christian School
Cesar Chavez Middle School
Challenger Middle School
Chancellor Arizona Connections Academy
Chaparral Middle School
Choosing a Middle School? The scoop on Paulo Freire Freedom School (charter)
Continental Elementary School
Coronado K-8 School
Cross Middle School
Davis Education Center
Desert Christian Middle School
Desert Mosaic School
Desert Sky Middle School
Desert Springs Academy
Direct Link
Dodge Magnet Middle School
Doolen Middle School
Dove Christian School
Emily Gray Junior High School
Esperero Canyon Middle School
Flowing Wells Junior High School
Fountain of Life Lutheran School
Great Expectations Academy
Green Fields Country Day School
Gridley Middle School
Hermosa Montessori Charter School
Hi Suzanne - use link?
Hohokam Middle School
I'm sorry - was I there?
Immaculate Heart Academy
Indian Oasis Intermediate School
Ironwood Hills School
KINO School
Khalsa Montessori School
LA Paloma Academy
La Cima Middle School
Lego Robotics and Claymation
Looking for....
Magee Middle School
Mansfeld Middle School
Maxwell Middle School
Mesquite Elementary School
Miles Exploratory Learning Center Middle School
Naylor Middle School
Nosotros Academy
Old Pueblo Children's Academy
Old Vail Middle School
Orange Grove Middle School
Our Mother of Sorrows School
Palo Verde Christian School
Paulo Freire Freedom school (pffs)
Pima Academy
Pistor Middle School
Presidio Schools
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Quick help!
Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
Richey Elementary School
River of Life Christian School
Roskruge Magnet Middle School
S.T.A.R. Academic Center
SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School
Safford Engineering/Technology Magnet Middle School
Sahuarita Middle School
San Fernando Elementary School
San Xavier Mission School
Santa Cruz Catholic School
Secrist Middle School
Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning School
Sierra Middle School
Sonoran Science Academy
Southgate Academy
Southside Community School
Southwest Alternative Middle School
St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary
St. Cyril School
St. Gregory College Preparatory School
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
St. Joseph School
St. Michael's Parish Day School
Sun & Shield Christian Academy
Sun and Shield Christian Academy
Teachable moment...or not
Teenage Parent Program (TAPP)
Test
The Geeks Guide to Middle School
The Learning Lab
Topawa Intermediate School
Tortolita Middle School
Townsend Middle School
Transformational Learning Centers
Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tucson International Academy
Tucson Urban League Academy
Tuller School
Turning Point School
Utterback Magnet Middle School
Vail Middle School
Valencia Middle School
Wakefield Middle School
Wilson K-8 School
not right
not your fault......
unfortunately yes
yeah, I remember

High Schools


Academic and Personal Excellence Charter High School (APEX)
Academy of Math and Science
Academy of Tucson High School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory High School
Ajo School
Allsport Academy
Alta Vista Charter High School
Alternative Computerized Education High School (ACE)
AmeriSchools College Preparatory Academy
Amphitheater High School
ArtWORKS! Academy
Aztec Middle College (East)
Aztlan Academy
Baboquivari High School
Basis School
CAPE School - Adult
CAPE School - Juvenile
Calli Ollin Academy
Canyon Del Oro High School
Canyon Rose Academy
Catalina Foothills Alternative School
Catalina Foothills High School
Catalina Magnet High School
Cholla Magnet High School
Cienega High School
City High School
Compass High School
Desert Christian High School
Desert Mosaic School
Desert Rose Academy
Desert View High School
Direct Link
Dove Christian School
Eastpointe High School
Edge Charter School
Emily Gray Junior High School
Ethnic Studies Audit actually positive, Huppenthal apparently misrepresented it
Fenster School
Flowing Wells High School
Green Fields Country Day School
Ha:San Preparatory and Leadership School
Howenstine Magnet High School
Humanities and Sciences Academy Arizona
Immaculate Heart High School
Inscape Alternative School
Ironwood Hills School
Ironwood Ridge High School
Itzcalli Academy
KINO School
Kids at Hope Online Academy
Luz Academy
Mama Clash's promises to Tucson High freshmen
Marana High School
Mountain Rose Academy
Mountain View High School
Nosotros Academy
On an unrelated note, Huppenthal also bullies little old ladies
PPEP TEC-Celestino Fernandez Learning Center
Palo Verde Magnet High School
Pantano High School
Pima Academy
Pima Partnership School
Pinnacle Virtual High School
Presidio Schools
Primavera-Online High School
Project MORE High School
Pueblo Magnet High School
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Racial Drifts at PV High
Rincon High School
River of Life Christian School
S.T.A.R. Academic Center
Sabino High School
Sahuarita High School
Sahuaro High School
Salpointe Catholic High School
Santa Rita High School
School for Integrated Academics and Technologies
Sentinel Peak High School
Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning School
Sonoran Science Academy
Southern Arizona Community Academy
Southgate Academy
St. Augustine Catholic High School
St. Gregory College Preparatory School
Sun and Shield Christian Academy
Sunnyside High School
Tanque Verde High School
Teenage Parent Program (TAPP)
Test
The Learning Lab
Toltecali Academy
Transformational Learning Centers
Tucson Accelerated High School
Tucson Magnet High School
Tucson Urban League Academy
University High School
Vail High School
Vision Charter School

Private Schools

A Child's View School
Ajo Calvary Christian Academy
Al-Huda Islamic School
Carden Christian Academy Central
Casa Ninos School of Montessori
Casas Christian School
Castlehill Country Day School
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Correction
Desert Christian Elementary School
Desert Christian High School
Desert Christian Middle School
Dove Christian School
Enchanted Desert School and Playgarden
Faith Community Academy
Faith Lutheran School
Fenster School
First Southern Christian School
Fountain of Life Lutheran School
Green Fields Country Day School
Immaculate Heart Academy
Immaculate Heart High School
International School of Tucson
Ironwood Hills School
KINO School
Our Mother of Sorrows School
Palo Verde Christian School
Pima Academy
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran School
River of Life Christian School
SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Miguel Catholic High School
San Xavier Mission School
Santa Cruz Catholic School
Satori School
St. Ambrose Catholic Elementary
St. Augustine Catholic High School
St. Cyril School
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Gregory College Preparatory School
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
St. Joseph School
St. Michael's Parish Day School
St. Odila School
Sun & Shield Christian Academy
Sun and Shield Christian Academy
The Beginning School
The Learning Lab
This school is closed
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Tuller School
Turning Point School

Charter Schools


Academic and Personal Excellence Charter High School (APEX)
Academy Adventures Primary School
Academy of Math and Science
Academy of Tucson Elementary School
Academy of Tucson High School
Academy of Tucson Middle School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory Elementary School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory High School
Accelerated Learning Laboratory Middle School
Adalberto M. Guerrero Middle School
Allsport Academy
Alta Vista Charter High School
Alternative Computerized Education High School (ACE)
AmeriSchools Academy
AmeriSchools College Preparatory Academy
Arizona State Contract
Aztlan Academy
Basis School
Calli Ollin Academy
Canyon Rose Academy
Carden of Tucson
Cesar Chavez Middle School
Change of Address
Children Reaching for the Sky Preparatory
Children's Success Academy
City High School
Civano Community School
Compass High School
Davis Education Center
Desert Mosaic School
Desert Rose Academy
Desert Springs Academy
Eastpointe High School
Edge Charter School
Great Expectations Academy
Ha:San Preparatory and Leadership School
Hermosa Montessori Charter School
Highland Free School
Itzcalli Academy
Khalsa Montessori School
LA Paloma Academy
Lifelong Learning Academy
Luz Academy
Meta Academy High School
Montessori Schoolhouse
Mountain Rose Academy
Nosotros Academy
Old Pueblo Children's Academy
PPEP TEC-Celestino Fernandez Learning Center
PPEP TEC-Victor Soltero Learning Center
PPEP Tec-John David Arnold Learning Center
Pima Partnership School
Pima Vocational High School
Positive report from parent
Presidio Schools
SSA Success Story
Satori Charter School
Satori School
Satori [complaint]
School for Integrated Academics and Technologies
Sonoran Science Academy
Southern Arizona Community Academy
Southgate Academy
Southside Community School
TAG Elementary
Test
Toltecali Academy
Too much contriversy
Transformational Learning Centers
Tucson Academy of Leadership and Arts
Tucson Accelerated High School
Tucson Country Day School
Tucson International Academy
Tucson Preparatory School
Tucson Urban League Academy
Vail High School
Vision Charter School
helpful and targeted assessments
weird

Colleges & Universities

Tucson Theoloical Seminary
University of Arizona

Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind

Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind


Arizona Virtual Schools


Arizona Virtual Academy
Chancellor Arizona Connections Academy
Humanities and Sciences Academy Arizona
Kids at Hope Online Academy
Pinnacle Virtual High School
Primavera-Online High School
Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning School
2013-05-05
http://strengthbuilding.org
(520) 546-9296
Depending on who you talk to, Charter schools in Arizona were enabled for the purpose of innovating and improving education; or for destroying the public school system.  In an oppositional political system, probably both have some truth - and perhaps both are happening.  Charters undeniably pull students away from district schools.  But can they also benefit districts by developing innovative models that work, that districts can then replicate at scale?

Pamela Cornell is aware of the difficulties faced by public schools.  The last thirty plus years she's worked on alternative programs for Project Moore, run the STAR Alternative HS for Sunnyside and a gifted and talented school in Richmond, VA and helped open a comprehensive high school in Colorado Springs.  Now "retired", she is the co- ...read more...
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2010-08-14 Back to School
Monday marks the first day back for many students in Tucson.  With budget cuts, schools have had to cut back on extra-curricular activities and even supplies (bring your own toilet paper?).  Perhaps its a good time to set an example for our kids and show how to pitch in and build community.

A few suggestions -

   - extra supplies if you can manage it, to give to the teacher for the kids that don't have what they need

   - volunteer?  Schools love parent volunteers, and some middle schools let the junior highers volunteer in elementary classes as helpers or mentors.

   - prepared students.  Probably the most important factor in any teacher's life is the attitude and behavior, and the preparedness, of their pupils.  All of our kids are perfect, of course, its those other people ...read more...
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2011-04-24 Bargains that Benefit - Tucsonans helping Tucson schools
http://bargainsthatbenefit.com
Here's a local organization helping get donations to Tucson schools.  Local businesses can donate fundraiser items.  Looks like they have just started out, on the website one bargain is featured - discount tickets to Romeo and Juliet.
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2010-01-20 DMV Practice Tests | Online Traffic School
http://www.permitpracticetest.us/
(800) 723-1955
DMV Practice Tests Driver License Practice Test - We’ve taken all the questions from your state’s DMV driver license practice test exam and packaged them in random samplings of 50 questions or 100 questions packages.
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2011-04-24 Donate to Tucson schools - or post a request
http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?=&keywords=tucson&x=0&y=0
Teachers can submit requests for specific teaching materials at DonorsChoose.org.  See a list of what Tucson teachers have requested

Its not too late to help kids finish up the year with a bang!  In fact, now that AIMS is over, teachers can really focus on fun, creative projects.  

Teachers, you can also use this site to submit requests for donations!

Interestingly, many of these requests are for simple everyday items like measuring cups, pots and pans - we need a local site that would allow people to donate the items directly if they have them handy."
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2007-01-14 Greatschools.net ratings for Tucson schools
http://www.greatschools.net/search/search.page?state=AZ&q=Tucson&type=school
If you haven't seen it, greatschools.net is worth a visit - ratings, test scores, parent comments for many local schools."
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2011-08-16 Re: TUSD Board leadership
http://www.kgun9.com/127646428.html
Open letter to TUSD governing board

Dear Governing Board members,

I want to thank you for your perserverence on behalf of our schools, in the face of extreme pressures from so many directions.  

I hope that the August 23 board meeting becomes a time for the board to pull together and reaffirm your committment to work for all the students in the district, the teachers, parents and families.  In the end, its the kids that we have to answer to, not the State Superintendent, the legislature, the activists, the 9th circuit, or anyone else.  In twenty years what will those kids think of their time in TUSD?  

We have some very hard working teachers, innovative and creative teachers; and we have a choice of schools that was not there when I was a kid - um, more than twenty years ago. ...read more...
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2010-08-04 Search AIMS Scores for district and charter schools
http://www.azdatapages.com/datacenter/education/aims.html
Quick search by school gives an apples to apples comparison of district and charter schools throughout Arizona.

Individual school districts may have more sophisticated interfaces, such as the TUSD AIMS Cohort analysis, which allows you to follow a same-student cohort from one grade to the next:
http://tusdstats.tusd.k12.az.us/planning/profiles/aims/cohort/cohort_front.asp

Scores aren't everything, but they are at least an objective measure of how well students are learning basic skills.  If evaluating a school, make sure to also visit the campus, talk to the principal or director, talk to parents and students if its during the school year, and google the school name and city to see what people might be saying.   ""
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2008-04-17 Summer class FT or PT
http://www.tucsonallsummer.com
5245 N. Camino de Oeste
5209772343
The Accelerated Learning Laboratory is offering a full-day summer program from the end of May through August 1 for working parents of school age children. There is a preschool open on site as well. Parents can also sign up their kids for individual classes in music, art, science, phys ed, theater and even permaculture and gardening. Their webpage is www.tucsonallsummer.com. The school is located west of I-10 and Ruthrauff at the foot of the Tucson mountains."
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2011-08-14 Tired Tucson Teacher
http://tucsoncitizen.com/tired-tucson-teacher
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 Whither now Wisconsin? Last night two of the recalled senators who sided with Scott Walker’s attempt to end collective bargaining in Wisconsin lost their seats in the state legislature. That makes the vote now 17 to 16, if legislators vote their party instead of their minds. What does it prove? To this Tired Teacher it proves that $30 [...]

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 “Friending” students The state of Missouri is enacting a law that says teachers and students should not be friends on Facebook. 1) I want to comment on this and to do so I am going to use a very pr ...read more...

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2010-03-01 Your View on School Budget Cuts?
http://www.arizonaeducationnetwork.com/2010/02/your-view-the-impact-of-public-education-cuts/
A site where parents and community members can voice how the cuts to the school system have affected them.
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