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Amid AZ school closure, TUSD to continue 'learn from home' curriculum

District also offering day care for first responders
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Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 14:45:57-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County's largest school district begins its remote learning program this week, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Tucson Unified School District is starting its "Learn From Home" program this week, connecting students with their teachers through technology.

On Monday morning, Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman announced an extension of the statewide closure of schools through the end of the school year.

TUSD recently surveyed families in its district and discovered about 40% did not have the proper technology for remote learning, and needs to purchase about 18,000 laptops and other equipment to loan to families.

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The school district also announced child care available to first responders through Infant Early Learning Centers, opening Tuesday March 31 through May 21, Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.