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Education Notes: School vouchers are focus of community forum

Education Notes: School vouchers are focus of community forum
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The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Education Commission and Voices for Education, will host a community forum to discuss education vouchers. he forum will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue.

Speakers will address the history of school vouchers in Arizona, which allow students to attend private schools with public funds, as well as the cost of vouchers.

Community members in attendance will have the chance to ask questions.

Sahuarita school district seeking teaching fellows

Representatives from the University of Arizona and Sahuarita Unified School District will discuss incentives for becoming a Sahuarita teaching fellow on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The session is at 6:30 p.m. in the Sahuarita administration building, 350 W. Sahuarita Road.

Panelists will include Scott Downs, assistant superintendent at Sahuarita Unified; Renee Clift, University of Arizona associate dean of the College of Education; and Angela Botello, UA academic advisor and online liaison.

Amphi Foundation raises $22K for classroom tech

The Amphi Foundation’s 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser netted a record-breaking $22,000 to benefit the 21st Century Technology Initiative, which places technology for student use into classrooms throughout the Amphi District.

This year’s event, held Sept. 26, was attended by more than 250 Amphi District teachers, staff, administrators, sponsors and members of the Amphi community.

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