Press Releases

February 9, 2015

Tucson Values Teachers Elects New Executive Chair

 

International Businesswoman Marian Salzman Reinforces Commitment to Help Southern Arizona's Teachers; Many Are Considering Leaving the Classroom
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April 15, 2014

TVT Transitions to New Leadership

As Founding Executive Director Jacquelyn Jackson steps down from TVT to pursue other interests, the TVT Board of Directors mounts a national search for a new TVT executive leader.
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January 8, 2014

Work-Force Study Reveals Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Concerns

More than one-fourth (27 percent) of Southern Arizona's teachers indicate they are not likely to be teaching in this region five years from now, according to Tucson Values Teachers' first Teacher Workforce Study.
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June 27, 2013

Jim Click Urges Tucson to Invest in Teachers

 With a generous investment of $50,000, Jim Click is anchoring the new Tucson Supports Teachers Fund drive, an endeavor of Tucson Values Teachers and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. Money raised during the multi-year, sustaining fundraising  campaign will be used to directly support the district, private, and charter school teachers of Southern Arizona with school supplies and professional development.
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July 26, 2012

Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens Host Fourth Annual School Supply Drive

Non-profit Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens, throughout Southern Arizona, are spearheading the fourth annual “Tucson Supplies Teachers” campaign to stock classrooms and prevent teachers from having out-of-pocket expenses from buying school supplies. Last year “Tucson Supplies Teachers” raised over $100,000 in school supplies to support Southern Arizona classrooms.
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April 16, 2012

Second Annual Teacher Day at UA: Bigger and Better than Ever

In honor of the region's teachers, Tucson Values Teachers, the University of Arizona (UA) and Champions for Change will host the second annual Teacher Day at UA on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The free event for teachers kicks off National Teacher Appreciation Week, held the first week in May each year.
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April 16, 2012

Second Annual Teacher Day at UA: Bigger and Better than Ever

In honor of the region's teachers, Tucson Values Teachers, the University of Arizona (UA) and Champions for Change will host the second annual Teacher Day at UA on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The free event for teachers kicks off National Teacher Appreciation Week, held the first week in May each year.
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September 9, 2011

Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens Deliver Over $100K in Supplies to AZ Teachers

Non-profit Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens stores throughout Southern Arizona collected supplies worth more than $102,000 in the third “Tucson Supplies Teachers” campaign. The goal of the two-week supply drive was to stock classrooms and prevent teachers from having to buy school supplies with their own money. Starting Tuesday September 13, the donated school supplies will be distributed to all district, private and charter schools in Southern Arizona.
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July 26, 2011

Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens Host Third Annual School Supply Drive

Non-profit Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens stores throughout Southern Arizona are spearheading the third “Tucson Supplies Teachers” campaign to stock classrooms and prevent teachers from having to buy school supplies with their own money. This year, Tucson Values Teachers has set a goal to collect $100,000 in school supplies that will be distributed to all district, private and charter schools in Southern Arizona.
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March 24, 2011

Tucson Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week with Teacher Day at UA

Educational nonprofit Tucson Values Teachers (TVT), the University of Arizona, Champions for Change and other community organizations will honor Tucson teachers and celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week at a public event across the UofA campus on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

“Teacher Day at UA,” a celebration open to the public, will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30 on the University of Arizona campus. Teachers and three of their family members will receive free admission to all University of Arizona attractions including Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, Arizona State Museum, and the Museum of Art. The Center for Creative Photography, Poetry Center, UA Bookstores, UA College of Education, and Bio-5 will also be open for visitors at no cost.
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September 13, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers Collects More than $70,000 in School Supplies

Educational non-profit Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens drugstores throughout Southern Arizona collected more than $70,000 in school supplies during the second "Tucson Supplies Teachers" campaign.

The two-week supply drive's goal was to prevent teachers from having to purchase supplies with their own money.

 
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August 5, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers Starts School Supply Drive with $25,000 Grant

Educational non-profit Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens drugstores throughout Southern Arizona are spearheading the second "Tucson Supplies Teachers" campaign to prevent teachers from being forced to buy school supplies with their own money.

A $25,000 grant from the Tucson-based non-profit Community Finance Corporation kick-started the drive to purchase supplies for teachers to use in the 2010-2011 school year.

 
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June 22, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers Adds Businesses to K-12 Teacher Discount Card

Eight new businesses are now part of Tucson Values Teachers' (TVT) "$10,000 for 10,000" discount card program, which offers more than $10,000 in discounts to more than 10,000 K-12 district, private and charter school teachers in Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties.

In addition, Tucson-area OfficeMax locations have expanded the scope of their original card discount. More than 9,000 items have a five to 15 percent discount, compared to the original 75 products. The company has also cut pricing for teachers on printing, binding and lamination services.
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April 15, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers Hosts Downtown Block Party to Celebrate K-12 Teachers

Educational nonprofit Tucson Values Teachers (TVT) and other community organizations will celebrate educators and toast their significance at a large, public event in downtown Tucson.

"Toast to Teachers," an outdoor block party, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7 on Toole Avenue north of Congress Street, which will be closed off between the Cup Café at Hotel Congress and Maynards Market and Kitchen. Admission is free and vendors will be offering festive food. The Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Los Diablitos Azules Mariachi band from Sunnyside High School and other groups will perform.
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January 14, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers Launches Yearlong Discount Card for K-12 Teachers

As Arizona’s K-12 teachers face potential cuts to the state’s education spending, more than 30 Southern Arizona-based companies have offered to reduce their costs for any district, private or charter school teacher working in the region.
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December 1, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers, OfficeMax Announce Monthly Excellence Awards

A Tucson group formed to recruit, retain and reward K-12 teachers in Southern Arizona has initiated a partnership with OfficeMax to provide special recognition to local, deserving teachers.
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September 15, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers Kicks Off School Supply Drive in Southern Arizona

Many Southern Arizona teachers are forced to buy school supplies with their own money, a dilemma that’s now the focus of a regional initiative involving local businesses and organizations.

Tucson Values Teachers is working with Walgreens drugstores throughout Pima County and Sierra Vista to host the first “Tucson Supplies Teachers” campaign. Each store will host collection boxes from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16 for the community to drop off items such as notebooks, pencils and crayons.
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May 19, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers Announces Teacher Discount Program

Tucson Values Teachers, a regional initiative to help recruit, retain and reward K-12 teachers in Pima County, has formed a partnership with local businesses to provide significant educator discounts.
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October 1, 2008

New initiative unites business, education, public in effort to better support K-12 teachers

Tucson Values Teachers (TVT) launched today as a new community partnership aimed at recognizing the important role of K-12 teacher’s in our region. In addition to building widespread awareness of the value of teachers, the initiative will also work to create a range of financial incentives aimed at transforming the region into a place that attracts, supports and retains the very best K-12 teachers in the nation.
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