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You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite, and share resources with your class and colleagues through folders and social media. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia’s basic service is free for PreK-12 educators.

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Moving Students Forward: A Community Interactive on Education

Auditor: State Schools Spend Less Per Student Than US Average

About 54% of Arizona funds go to instruction compared with 61% nationally, state report says.

A student in Tucson High School's African American literature class

Sanchez: TUSD Meets Arizona Requirement on Ethnic Studies

District given until Wednesday to address state superintendent's concerns with some teaching approaches.

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Arizona State University president Michael Crow.

ASU President: Ducey Puts 'Low Priority' on Higher Education

Michael Crow sends e-mail to students, aulmni; Regents president issues quick conciliatory message.

In addition to conversation and socialization, visitors can also find magazines and books to read.

Parlez-vous français? French Among Friends in Arizona

L'Alliance Française in Tucson is one of many around the world.

University of Arizona English lecturer Lisa O'Neill leads campus rally for better working conditions, Feb. 25, 2015.

UA Adjunct Faculty Members Seek Better Working Conditions

Higher pay, smaller classes, multi-year contracts desired; UA official: 'This is challenging time.'

Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius

Concerned about your child's use of media and technology? RUFF RUFFMAN is here to help!

The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, in this collection of videos and tips to help students explore and understand the many ups and downs of using technology.

RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS addresses the red-hot topic of how kids use technology, and allows students and teachers to explore four topics with original animation and interactivity—texting, sharing photographs, conducting searches, and finding an appropriate balance of technology and media use.

Click here to watch these great videos with your kids:

  • Technology and You!
  • Texting and You!
  • Photos and You!
  • Searching and You!

Kids Resources

PBS Kids
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PBS KIDS is always working on something new! PBS KIDS Lab is where we debut our newest games – including some that are in development in beta testing mode – and show early research results, behind-the-scenes features and more. Built on the belief that every new technology is an opportunity for learning!
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PBS KIDS Play is the only online school readiness program that customizes the learning experience to your child's level across 35 different skill areas. Your subscription to PLAY! gets you access to 56 exclusive educational games and 100s of videos and activities that you won't find anywhere else – and all of them align to national educational standards. Learn more about PBS Kids Play.
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