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Education Notebook: Back-to-school benchmarks, UA's path forward

A look back at this week's education stories in Southern Arizona and the state, Aug. 8.

UA will start furloughs Monday, despite pushback

President Robbins said other cost-cutting measures will be explored to deal with a potential $250 million deficit.

Poll: Majority of Arizonans uncomfortable sending kids back to school

A new poll shows most people in the state are not comfortable with a return to school.

Pima County to open free pop-up testing sites

The one-day sites are supposed to help underserved areas of the community.

Feds to cover full cost of AZ's National Guard pandemic work

The Trump administration will increase the amount Arizona receives.

Looking back at SB 1070 a decade later

Though the infamous “show me your papers” law was partially struck down, it has left a legacy in Arizona.

CBP head defends accelerated border expulsions, blames migrants for increasing COVID-19 risk

Commissioner Mark Morgan spoke to the media ahead of agency's release of July arrest data.

Tucson music venues calling on Congress to help

As many as 90% of independent music venues around the country could disappear without aid.

Arizona schools chief anticipates delays to in-person learning

State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman supports schools providing targeted services for vulnerable students.

Primary election, learning remotely, COVID-19 and civil liberties

Education and health leaders raise their concerns about reopening schools too soon.

Sun Tran regains riders, but faces an uncertain future

Transit advocates say federal funding is key to the agency's future.

UA President Robbins says he doesn’t oppose a faculty union

Robbins said he is "all for it" after a campus coalition announced it plans to form a union.

Pima County opens another free COVID-19 testing site

The county is opening its third, free site at the Morris K. Udall Center.

DES: State investigating hundreds of thousands of fraudulent unemployment claims

A new anti-fraud procedure led to a major drop in state unemployment numbers.

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