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Education Notes: 5 Southern Arizona teachers honored with excellence award
Local nonprofit Tucson Values Teachers awarded five educators with Teacher Excellence Awards in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
The winning teachers are Nogales High School science teacher Ganesh Tiwari, Catalina Foothills’ Manzanita Elementary kindergarten teacher Kylie Baker, TUSD’s Hollinger K-8 second-grade teacher Mayra Ruiz, TUSD’s Palo Verde High PE teacher Jim Mentz and Marana Unified’s Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 eighth-grade science teacher Lauren Ochoa.
Winning teachers received flowers, $250 cash courtesy of Helios Education Foundation, a $100 gift card to Office Depot and other prizes.
For more information on the winning teachers and the student-submitted video nominations, go to tucne.ws/1hlk.
For more information about the Teacher Excellence Award or to nominate a teacher, go to tucsonvaluesteachers.org.
Tucson seniors earn scholarship
Graduating seniors Zayonna West of Catalina High School in TUSD and Cesar Valencia Montaño of Sunnyside High School earned the the Marge Christensen Gould Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship provides $1,500 toward each student’s college education that is renewable for a second year.
Applications for next year’s award will open in January at cfsaz.org/what/scholarships.
Engineering class for teens
Arizona high school juniors and seniors can create transportation systems projects and attend virtual field trips in an online summer course by the U.S. Department of Transportation, offered through Arizona State University.
Students will participate in projects and virtual field trips that demonstrate how engineers plan and maintain systems of transportation around the state. Students will have an opportunity to interact with Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty members and students to complete several hands-on projects.
Students will also be provided with a TI-Nspire graphing calculator and learn to use the software through an online workshop offered by Texas Instruments. They also will receive materials to build and test an Arduino-based autonomous robot — at no cost to the students.
Workforce development training, such as the OSHA 10 safety course, is part of the program, which could help students qualify for future jobs and internships.
Students can register for one of two sessions by May 22. The sessions are June 28 to July 2 and July 12 to July 16.
For more information or to register, go to tucne.ws/1hln or call 480-965-2272.
26 protest signs from Arizona #RedforEd teacher rallies
"Give my mom a raise!"
"Teachers need more than apples"
"I find your lack of funding disturbing"
"This would not happen at Hogwarts"
"School funding would be groovy"
"2008 called and it wants its funding back"https://tucson.com/"I'd rather be teaching"
"Stone Cold Doug Ducey"
"If you think education is expensive, wait until you see how much ignorance costs."
"This is why we can't have nice things"
"WTF: Where's the funding?"
"My 32 3rd graders deserve better"
"Don't make me go all We$t Virginia on you"
"Arizona exports teaching talent"
"I have never had a fully funded education"
"Make Arizona Smart again"
"Starving the schools feeding the rich"
"Teachers want their careers valued and respected"
"No teachers or support staff left behind"
"Teachers are walking out so we can walk into a better future"
"It's not political, it's survival"
"Invest in Arizona's largest asset -- the children"
"I work to make a living, I teach to make a difference, so stop making me pay for school supplies & resources. $48,000? Said no teacher ever!"
"You can't put students 1st if you put our teachers last!
"Support educators who rise up. Ducey, you really have to wise up."
"I'd rather be teaching but this is important"
"Make teacher exploitation extinct"
Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at email@example.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara
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