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Native American Heritage Month

November is dedicated to paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Indigenous people throughout the United States.

Food insecurity in Tucson: on campus and throughout the community

UA staff say about 13,000 students could be considered food insecure, yet the campus pantry says it serves about 3,000 people a year.

University of Arizona has the highest number of Indigenous students graduating with doctoral degrees, survey says

The same survey ranked the UA seventh for awarding doctorate degrees to Hispanic students.

Arizona won't stop using COVID money for anti-mask grants

The Treasury Department last month told Ducey the programs were “not a permissible use” of the federal funding.

Celebrating Diwali, the Hindu "Festival of Lights".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Molly of Denali" begins a second season on PBS Kids; and Chris Dashiell looks back at the cinematic history of Judge Roy Bean.

Local elementary school shut after COVID-19 outbreak

Agua Caliente Elementary School, with 472 students, will shift to distance learning for nearly two weeks.

TOCC advertising free tuition for Indigenous students

The rare pandemic-era deal may soon be indefinite for the tribal community college.

PBS LearningMedia "Everyday Learning" Collection

Original animation and wonderful, visual images introduce basic concepts of math, science, social studies, art and health to the youngest learners.

Tucson leaders push for electric school buses

Infrastructure bills include billions for zero-emission vehicles

Arizona can't use COVID money for anti-mask grants, feds say

Ducey, a Republican, created the grant programs in August to put pressure on school districts that have defied the state’s ban on mask mandates.

PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines

PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere.

Muhammad Ali Classroom Resources for Grades 6-12

Explore how Ali’s identity and prominence as a Black young man in America was shaped by family, faith, education, and oppressive systems and structures.

University of Arizona, Pascua Yaqui Tribe commit to partnering in Yaqui education

A new intergovernmental agreement covers many aspirational goals, like the formation of an independent K-12 school system for the tribe.

State judge strikes down law banning schools from requiring students to wear masks

Legislature violated constitution by rolling mask law and other policies into the state budget, a judge ruled Monday.

Arizona interest in anti-mask school vouchers outpaces funds

Gov. Doug Ducey's plan will give $7,000 a year to each student to pay for private school tuition.

1 arrest after men confront school principal over COVID-19 mandates

School officials say several men threatened to make a citizen’s arrest of a Vail Unified School District principal while at least one brandished cable ties.

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