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.
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Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal failed to indentify a single course that makes Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program unlawful and he relied too heavily on quotes lifted from textbooks and the program’s website, an attorney for the district asserted in an appeal filed June 22.Read More »
Tucson Unified School District fired back Wednesday at state schools chief John Huppenthal, saying in an appeal that his findings that the district’s Mexican American Studies program is unlawful are thin.Read More »
The ACLU of Arizona filed a public records request with the Dept of Education yesterday, asking for records pertaining to the Mexican American Studies investigation, including all communications related to the program to or from the superintendent dating back to 2007, including those with lawmakers, political parties and state officials.Read More »
An audit of a controversial ethnic studies curriculum in the state’s largest school district showed the Mexican American Studies program complies with state law, but the state’s schools chief nonetheless declared the program illegal, a move that threatens to cost Tucson Unified School District 10 percent of its state funding.Read More »