Tucson may move its instructional coaches back to the classroom

02/17/2013 | Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

Officials in Arizona's Tucson Unified School District are considering a proposal to send some of its 85 instructional coaches, teacher mentors and other instructional-support staff back to the classroom to teach for half of the school day to save money. Teachers' response to the proposal is mixed, according to the Tucson Education Association teachers union. "This would help us to put more personnel who are highly skilled in front of students, while maintaining their assistance to teachers," deputy superintendent Maria Menconi said.

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