A school district in Tucson voted to dismantle its ethnic studies program after more than $1 million of monthly state funding was to be cut off in response to conclusions by Arizona's public schools chief and a judge that the program violated the law.Read More »
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Attorneys for Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal say that the words of board members and brass of Tucson Unified School District make the case that the district violates the state’s restrictions on ethnic studies programs.Read More »
A federal judge has ordered a desegregation expert to help resolve a decades-long battle to end racial disparity in the Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will not testify in the hearing to appeal his finding that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American Studies program is breaking state law.Read More »
Mark Stegeman, a Democratic member of the Tucson Unified School District governing board, used to be in favor of the Mexican-American Studies program, but he had an “epiphany” during a visit to one of the classes.Read More »
Attorneys for Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal aren’t planning on calling him as a witness in an administrative hearing to defend his findings that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program is race-based and promotes resentment toward a class of people. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to be questioned.Read More »
The Department of Justice has settled an employment discrimination case against the Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
The Tucson Unified School District has been fined more than $1.9 million.Read More »
A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a lower court to renew its oversight of a decades-long desegregation order against the Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
Time has run out for school districts that aren’t compliant with the state’s English Language Learner program.
In the three years since the program, which requires four hours a day of English immersion for students who aren’t proficient in the language, was established, not one school district has been sanctioned financially for non-compliance, even though a sanction is required by law, according to a report by the Office of the Auditor General.