Classroom Inclusion

Classroom Inclusion

After a long and fulfilling career in public education, Cecelia Padilla was recently surprised with the Esperanza award. Provided by local Latino advocacy group Chicanos Por La Causa, the award is given to four outstanding teachers in Arizona each year. Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize and a $2,500 stipend is given to their school.

Raising the Deep End

There have been several drownings in the DoubleTree Hotel's pool. Pima County Health Department said discussions are currently taking place about adopting the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code.

Three’s Company

With Democrat Shirley Scott giving up her City Council seat after six terms, three candidates are vying to replace her in southeast side Ward 4.

Tucson Fest

For 2019, TENWEST is being described as an “Impact Festival,” as opposed to an “Innovation Festival” as in previous years. While the 2018 festival sought to expand beyond business and into arts and education, the 2019 festival is more than an expansion. It’s nearly a reinvention.

Gourd Willing

Matt Harper’s pumpkin carving exploits caught the attention of the Food Network, which put him on a team of Halloween decorators who are competing in this year’s Halloween Wars.

Hack the Vote

Punctuated by honks of support from cars passing through the intersection of Congress Street and Granada Avenue, individuals took to a makeshift podium on the street corner to speak about why they believe it’s imperative that the federal government invest in voting machine security and ensure that every vote in the 2020 election is counted and properly audited.

Schoolhouse Funds

Although the state government started putting dollars back into public education, school districts like Amphitheater Public Schools continue to turn to nearby homeowners to fill the funding gap so local kids can receive a quality education.

Fighting Words

After an outpouring of anger, along with a rallying cry for justice from the University of Arizona’s student body, two white undergraduate students were arrested for an attack on a black student last week. 

Second Chance

As the city grapples with a crashing market for recyclable materials, several big changes are on the horizon, including a reduction of collection service to every other week and a warning that residents who continue to throw trash into their recycling bins may lose the service altogether.

Letter Degrade

It turns out that publicly dismissing the LGBT community as a collection of “perverts” and “degenerates” might not be great for your professional career.

Troubled Dreams

Two years after the trump administration announced plans to kill Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program still has a pulse—though advocates worry about how long that might last.

Sex Talk

Tucson’s largest school district may soon introduce changes to their sex education curriculum that some families see as an affront to their cultural and moral values. But supporters of the new material say it could improve the ability of students to make key life choices and better understand their bodies.

Digital Debate

For a long time, publishers—who have the rights to print and digital copies of their books—have sold their econtent to libraries at a higher price than what an individual buyer might find online.

Splitting the Check

Moms Demand Action wants both Sinema and Arizona’s other senator, Republican Martha McSally, to support a federal law requiring universal background checks. Such universal background checks, which require background checks on all gun sales, have been instituted in 12 states. Arizona does not have them.

Creative Buzz

The East Hive is a studio complex where local artists can rent rooms and become part of a community of creators.

Up on Charges

Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the City of Tucson will put their first electric buses on the street by early 2020.

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Recent Comments

  • Re: Classroom Inclusion

    • I worked with Cecilia Padilla at Holladay, and as angry as I am at Chicanos…

    • on October 18, 2019
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    • sounds like yoga speak

    • on October 3, 2019
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