Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has been meeting with lawyers and his top aides in determining whether Tucson Unified School District is in violation of a law that restricts the teaching of ethnic studies.Read More »
More than 100 students in the Tucson Unified School District can walk the graduation line this week, despite not passing portions of the state-required Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards exam known as AIMS.Read More »
When school ends May 25 for the Tucson Unified School District, the countdown begins on what is to become of its Mexican American Studies program.
Auditors submitted a draft report on it, and Schools chief John Huppenthal is expected to make his decision on the program’s fate by the end of this month.
The Tucson Unified School District superintendent wants to bring the anxiety level down and begin civil discussions over ethnic studies.Read More »
A former teacher considered to be a pivotal witness against the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program alleges in a lawsuit filed May 9 the district and his former colleagues defamed him.Read More »
Supporters of an ethnic studies program in the Tucson Unified School District are gathered in front of the offices of the Department of Education. About a dozen people showed up Monday and held signs accusing the department of a policy of attacking Arizona Latinos.Read More »
Protest signs, vigils, marching and chanting in unison have been a hallmark in the debate over the Mexican American Studies program of Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has replaced Attorney General Tom Horne with private attorneys to defend him in an ethnic studies lawsuit filed by 11 Tucson Unified School District teachers.Read More »
The Tucson Unified School District board is delaying a vote on changes to the ethnic studies program until it hears from the public.Read More »
The cultural clash over Tucson Unified School District’s ethnic studies program used to be one of Phoenix against the Old Pueblo.
A new conflict has emerged, however, which pits teachers in the program, their supporters and the Pima County Democratic Party against two Democratic school board members, the district’s superintendent and a Tucson group dedicated to improving public schools.