Education

  Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

D-M temporarily closes Finley Child Development Center after positive COVID-19 test

  Two Tucson students compete on national stage

  Should officers be pulled from Tucson schools? Some request removal

  UA gives update on plan for reopening in fall

  TUSD prioritizing safety during free summer meal program

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Department of Education announces ‘Roadmap to Reopening Schools’

  Arizona schools to resume classes in fall

UA discusses plan for return in fall

  TUSD holds drive-thru registration

Tucson Unified School District offering free breakfast, lunch during summer break

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

  TUSD extends emergency childcare services

Children of grocery store employees, food bank workers now accepted

  Vail High School seniors honored at graduation parade

Sunday night, a car parade rolled through a racetrack in south Tucson, honoring Vail’s largest graduating class of 2020.

  Class of 2020: No caps, no gowns, no jobs?

Job market is rough, but there are opportunities

  University of Arizona student earns fine arts degree decades in the making

Kathleen Cluff finally holds degree in tuba performance after pausing for life, family

  Catalina Foothills High School creates unique way to celebrate graduation

  Steps to support kids’ development before heading back to school in fall

  SUSD offers online summer school options for students

Arizona Board of Regents approves tuition, fees for upcoming school year

  Tucson group steps up to help teachers prepare for next school year

  Amphitheater School District celebrates graduating seniors with yard signs amid COVID-19 crisis

PCC hosting virtual town hall for students

Pima administrators will take students' questions Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Students from Tucson, Marana earn top honors from University of Arizona Museum of Art

Artists from high schools in both Tucson and Marana earned top honors from the University of Arizona Museum of Art.

Tucson Proud: Southern Arizona teachers sending words of encouragement, support to their students

KOLD News 13 is giving southern Arizona teachers a chance to send messages of encouragement and support to their students.

BASIS Oro Valley, UHS among top schools in AZ according to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.

  Sahuarita school district moves forward with $17 million solar panel project

$17 million energy efficiency project breaks ground this summer

  Tucson triplets hope their online tutoring program helps other students during COVID-19 shutdown

The program helps students stay on top of their studies.

Tucson Proud: Send us your photos, video for The Lost Class of 2020

KOLD News 13 would like to recognize those students for their achievements.

  Families looking to Facebook groups for homeschooling resources, ideas

Staying calm while teaching at home

Tucson Values Teachers seeking video nominations from students for teacher excellence award

Participating students should submit a video nomination to highlight teachers that are going above and beyond by implementing creative virtual instruction and engaging students in innovative ways.

Tucson-area school districts providing free meals to children

With Arizona schools closed through Friday, March 27, districts in the Tucson area are offering free meals to students.

  MUSD offers support to parents, students learning at home

School closures due to COVID-19 have turned parents and guardians around the world into homeschoolers.

  Sunnyside provides free breakfast, lunch and WiFi

Twenty-eight buses have been equipped with mobile hotspots.

Desert Museum offers free online learning programs during COVID-19 closure

The museum will release a weekly schedule of interactive classes.

  High school seniors stay positive despite school closures, canceled activites

Local high schoolers are making the most of their last days of the year, even if it's happening at home.

Marana Unified School District cancels all school-sanctioned events, districts begin home-learning curriculum

The district canceled graduations and school dances to help combat COVID-19.

Arizona extends school closures through remainder of school year

Applies to public schools, both district and charter.

  Tucson Unified School District to distribute laptops, internet access to students amid school closures

The move was passed unanimously.

  School districts provide ‘grab and go’ meals to students

Meals will be distributed Monday through Friday through April 10

Top school official recommends Arizona schools stay open amid coronavirus fears

The head of Arizona schools is hoping for business as usual for the most part for students, teachers and staff at state schools.

  Tucson Unified School District steps up cleaning procedures to help prevent potential COVID-19 spread

Teachers are trained to sanitize any high-touch areas in their classrooms.

University of Arizona classes to go online amid COVID-19 outbreak concerns

Class will be delayed and moved to online instruction "wherever possible."

Arizona State University switches to online classes amid COVID-19 concerns

The university's president issued the announcement in a school-wide letter Wednesday afternoon.

Marana Unified School District to offer meal program on wheels during spring break

The program offers free meals to students across the district.

  Tucson-based robotics team chosen for global competition

City Shaders only Arizona representative chosen to compete

  Green Fields School holds open house ahead of reopening

Historic school coming back as tuition free public charter school in August

Invest in Education advocates collect signatures for 2020 ballot

Invest in Education needs more than 230,000 signatures by a July 2 deadline to appear on the 2020 ballot.

Police: Man caught exposing himself on PCC campus

Jesus Francisco Villa allegedly exposed himself to students at the PCC Desert Vista Campus.

University of Arizona to permanently close Confucius Institute, citing new federal policies

The institute is one of many across the country closing its doors this year.

  UA to break ground on first tech park building

The Refinery will provide office space for small-to-midsize tech-focused businesses and organizations

  Program supports future scientists

SARSEF uses science, engineering to inspire students to think critically

  Arizona students create VR classroom

Objects too small for human eye to see appear large enough to fly through

  TUSD hopes to take a bite out of growing food debt

Students will no longer be able to incur debt for school meals.

  Assaults minimal at Tucson school with alternative approach

TUSD maintains the campus, so students don't have to leave the district for the services they need.

Study: Gun owners aren’t happier, don’t sleep better at night

Researchers wanted to help better understand the relationship between gun ownership and personal well-being.

  TUSD students combine technology with fashion design

Busby said the students learned block coding and how to make a circuit to have electricity and lights in the clothing pieces.

  High school students show off skills in construction competition

Industry hopes participants will end up becoming recruits

  Catalina Foothills robotics club takes top prize for app

Students in the Catalina Foothills High School robotics club saw a challenge, took it on and conquered it.

Authorities: Marana student brought gun to school

The student allegedly brought a BB gun to Marana High on Friday, Jan. 24.

Gov. Ducey proposes $12.3 billion spending plan, sends money to best and poorest schools

Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a $12.3 billion spending plan Friday that would send more money to Arizona’s best-performing and poorest schools while boosting the budget for repairing schools and building new ones.

  TUSD students offered free mental health counseling

Depression, anxiety rates rising among students

  How Sunnyside and UArizona hope to train, keep teachers in Tucson

Participants will have plenty of classroom experience by the end 17-month program.

TUSD lists 25 schools in need of tax credits

Individuals can contribute up to $200 or $400 when filing jointly.

University of Arizona medical students get high-tech training facility

ASTEC gives students world class learning environment

Tucson getting park designed for children on autism spectrum

Tucson is getting a new park designed for those on the autism spectrum.

  Years after daughter’s death, UArizona doctor on mission to treat rare epilepsy

After Shay died, Dr. Hammer wanted to know more than ever what was wrong.

  Students make their mark at Walter Douglas

As construction on new school continues, students allowed to sign beam

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Assaults on teachers in southern Arizona

KOLD Investigates requested the number of assaults on teachers during the last two school years for a dozen districts across southern Arizona.

UArizona hosts first ever Regents’ Cup

Two winners from ASU took home the 2019 Regents' Cup.

UPDATE: Authorities looking for suspects after shots fired near Campbell, River

The UAPD said shots were fired and two men were seen in the wash east of Campbell Farms East.

  KOLD CARES: Teaching kindness to kids with the Ben’s Bells project

The newest murals can be found outside Grijalva and Ochoa elementary schools.

Pima Community College receives $6M in federal grants

Hospitality, health and STEM programs to benefit

Alpha Epsilon Pi loses recognition at UArizona

The university says the fraternity violated the Student Code of Conduct related to hazing, health and safety.

Native American students demanding apology over alleged UArizona President Robbins offensive comments

The Native Students Outreach, Access and Resiliency (SOAR) group claims President Robbins made offensive comments toward the group.

TUSD Hosting School Choice Fair, Nov. 6th

TUSD is hosting a School Choice Fair

UArizona Homecoming to include celebration of Wilbur’s 60th birthday

105th homecoming events run through Nov. 2

  Arizona students struggling with reading skills

Thirty-one states, including Arizona, saw a drop in reading skills.

  Kino School brings Halloween fun to classroom

Each class group came up with ideas for activities for students to play, see or interact with.

  Arizona teachers receive $1 million in grants from Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers

This $1 million granting is believed to be the largest donation to Arizona teachers.