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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

2011-12-12 \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

2011-07-13 \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

2011-05-05 \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

2011-03-09 \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

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

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.

2008-02-17 \Tucson\Schools & Universities\School Districts\
Tucson Unified School District : Closing Rogers Makes Little Sense http://btucson.com/TUSS/?q=node/5
Please read this letter from a parent explaining the hard work they have done to improve Rogers School, only to be shut down arbitrarily."

2006-12-28 Altar Valley Elementary District
http://www.altarvalley.com
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2006-12-28 Amphitheater School District
http://www.amphi.com/
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2011-03-09 Carson considered for closure, all other TUSD schools safe at least this year - thanks to Judy Burns!
http://tusd1.org/contents/govboard/gbmeetings.html
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 to at least vote on it; but Stegeman and Cuevas argued that if closure needs to be considered it should be done sooner rather than later.  

Schools Deitz, Dunham, Wheeler and Carson were all on a list for possible closures put together by a task force and TUSD staff.  Of those, only Carson is being considered for possible closure, and the students being sent to nearby small K-8 schools.

Someone in the bureaucracy has it in for Holladay.  Borton added a 3rd grade last year, and now they need to expand.  Someone - who? - had the bright id ...read more...
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2006-12-28 Catalina Foothills School District
http://www.cfsd.k12.az.us
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2006-12-28 Flowing Wells School District
http://www.flowingwells.k12.az.us
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2006-12-28 Marana Unified School District
http://www.maranausd.org/
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2009-12-19 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 as you file, dollar for dollar as a tax credit.

For TUSD, go to http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/ and follow the directions on the site.  You can donate or postmark a check up to Dec 31 to have it count for this tax year.

After the debacle at the ballot box this last November (where no-brainer prop 403 failed, losing us federal dollars the the state was counting on and making us near bankrupt) the schools are in big trouble.  Please consider directing some tax money to the school you choose before the legislature gets its hands on it.

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2011-05-05 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 in the program, you can verify exactly what your child needs to complete before the end of the year!
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2012-07-22 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 on the new swag.  

The dept of Education has sample questions from the AIMS test  to find out what level your child is at.  The Saxon placement tests are also quite good.

The San Diego Quick Assessment  will tell you in 5 minutes the approximate reading grade level of your child. ...read more...
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2006-12-28 Sunnyside Unified School District
http://www.sunnysideud.k12.az.us
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2011-03-09 TUSD Strategic Plan 2011-2012
http://www.tusdstrategicplan2011-2012.org/Utilization.html
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"
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2006-12-28 Tanque Verde Unified School District
http://www.tanq.org/
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2006-12-28 Tucson Unified School District
http://www.tusd.k12.az.us/
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