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October 10, 2016

Local nonprofit calling on teachers to register to vote

August 23, 2016

Tucson nonprofit helping teachers buy back-to-school supplies

February 4, 2016

Vail district alarmed at drop in number of teachers at job fair

January 7, 2016

Including Teachers in Reform Efforts is Key to Retention, Expert Says

January 5, 2016

Ron Shoopman: Teacher retention crisis

December 22, 2015

Raytheon honors top Tucson-area teachers

October 16, 2015

Study: Teachers in Tucson earn less than state, national peers

October 15, 2015

Study: Tucson teacher pay well below national average

October 15, 2015

Study finds teachers upset due to pay, lack of respect from community

October 10, 2015

Underpaid and disrespected, Arizona's teachers flee

October 7, 2015

More than 80 Tucson teacher jobs still vacant

August 20, 2015

What’s wrong with education today? By John J. Pedicone, Ph. D.

August 1, 2015

Shortage Puts Uncertified Teachers in Arizona Classrooms

July 29, 2015

Teachers in Industry: UA Program Puts Teachers to Work in STEM Industries

July 27, 2015

Supply Drives Help Local Teachers

July 23, 2015

Teachers in Industry: Innovative program giving teachers hands-on industry experience in tech fields

July 22, 2015

Teachers in Industry: Raytheon teaching program cultivates STEM learning

July 19, 2015

OpEd: Want better schools? Pay teachers better. By Marian Salzman

July 14, 2015

Teachers in Industry Program Gives Teachers Hands-On Experience in Tech

July 2, 2015

School Supply Gift Card Giveaway Benefits Tucson Teachers

June 30, 2015

Who Wants to Teach in Arizona? By Marian Salzman

June 30, 2015

Tucson Group Raises Money for Teacher Supplies

June 5, 2015

TMC and ‘Teachers in Industry’ Create Hospital/Classroom Link

May 7, 2015

TVT and TUSD Roll Out Red Carpet for Education Stars

February 20, 2015

Why Do Teachers Quit? By Marian Salzman

February 11, 2015

Marian Salzman, CEO of Havas PR North America, to Chair Education Advocacy Group

December 7, 2014

TEP to Receive Spirit of Education Award

October 31, 2014

The Awesome Power of NOT Voting - The Arizona Republic

October 27, 2014

Two Groups Mobilizing Tucson Teachers to Vote

October 24, 2014

Plea to teachers: Stand Up for Education and Vote

September 29, 2014

Teachers in Industry: STEM Educators Gain Real-World Experience

September 26, 2014

TEP Invests in Children – Recipient of Raytheon Spirit of Education Award

September 1, 2014

Tucson Values Teachers Helping Teachers Make School Supplies Last

July 22, 2014

Events Help Teachers with Much-Needed School Supplies

July 21, 2014

KJZZ NPR Affiliate: Arizona Rural School Districts Facing Teacher Shortages

March 3, 2014

Teacher Shortage? Surveys Show Pressures, Low Pay May Contribute

January 26, 2014

Great teachers are a workforce investment

January 15, 2014

Study: Almost a third of Southern AZ teachers dissatisfied

January 14, 2014

TVT Executive Director Jacquelyn Jackson talks to Jon Justice about the 2013 Teacher Workforce Survey

January 10, 2014

Study: Long hours, low pay, no respect causing Tucson’s teachers to consider other professions

January 10, 2014

New Survey Shows Dissatisfaction Among Teachers in S. AZ

January 9, 2014

Area Teachers Express High Level of Job Dissatisfaction

November 7, 2013

Teacher Excellence Award given to third-grade teacher

October 31, 2013

Tucson Business Leaders Support New Common Core Education Standards

October 10, 2013

2013 Spirit of Education Award Honors Sundt Construction, Sponsorships and Tickets Available

September 20, 2013

5th Annual Tucson Supplies Teachers Drive Raises More than $192,000

August 23, 2013

Support Our Teachers By Contributing to New Fund, Editorial by Jim Click Jr.

August 6, 2013

Nichalas Ayala celebrates his 10th birthday at our school supply drive

August 6, 2013

Tucson Supplies Teachers drive collecting school supplies from July 28 through August 11

July 29, 2013

School Supply Drive Seeks Donated Items

July 21, 2013

Guest Column: Community support, donations needed for Tucson Supplies Teachers

July 21, 2013

Groups Unite for School Supply Drive

July 1, 2013

TVT featured in Desert Leaf's Heart of the Matter

May 10, 2013

TVT and the Tucson Padres Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

April 22, 2013

TVT Spotlights Teacher Day at UA on KGUN9\'s The Morning Blend

March 26, 2013

Amphi Middle School Teacher Wins TVT Teacher Excellence Award

February 1, 2013

Mountain View Teacher Receives Teacher Excellence Award

December 13, 2012

Click's Altruism To Be Honored

September 26, 2012

Jim Click Honored: Raytheon Spirit of Education Award

August 29, 2012

'Tucson Values Teachers' executive director discusses nomination process

July 31, 2012

School supply drive to benefit Tucson schools

July 30, 2012

TVT and Walgreens host annual school supply drive

July 30, 2012

Teacher-supply campaign kicks off

July 30, 2012

Tucson Supplies Teachers featured on KGUN's The Morning Blend

July 29, 2012

Campaign helps meet classroom needs

July 27, 2012

Teacher's Voices, featuring Jacquelyn Jackson and Bruce Orach on Tucson Supplies Teachers

July 26, 2012

Help Supply Tucson's Teachers

July 23, 2012

Teachers are key shoppers for classroom-prep items

July 21, 2012

School supply drive to kick-off soon

June 4, 2012

Hotel Congress offers a HOT Summer in the East End special JUST for teachers!

May 29, 2012

Tucson Padres Offer Free Tickets for Teachers!

April 28, 2012

Hundreds Attend Teacher Day Events At UA

April 23, 2012

Giving Back to Educators

April 23, 2012

Teachers to get their special day at the UA

March 29, 2012

Teachers' Voices with Sandy Jordan and Jill Rosenzweig

March 29, 2012

Celebrating Centennial: Ben Vereen at Centennial Hall

March 22, 2012

Teachers tell their stories

February 28, 2012

Vail Cienega teacher honored in today's 'Teacher Feature'

December 4, 2011

Raytheon honors education during 60-year celebration

October 4, 2011

Teacher Feature: Erin Kearney - KVOA News 4 at 4

September 19, 2011

Tucsonans Offer Helping Hand for Teachers - Arizona Public Media

September 14, 2011

Donations to help supply area teachers - Sierra Vista Herald

September 14, 2011

Teacher Feature: Presidio music teacher inspires her students - KVOA News 4 at 4

September 13, 2011

Classrooms get special school supply delivery - KOLD News 13

September 13, 2011

Tucson Teachers get desperately needed school supplies - KVOA News 4

September 12, 2011

Over $100K in supplies delivered to Arizona teachers - Tucson Citizen

September 12, 2011

Over $100K in supplies delivered to Arizona teachers - Arizona Daily Independent

September 12, 2011

Video: Teacher Feature September 2011 - KVOA News 4 at 4

August 22, 2011

Giffords' office collecting supplies for local schools - KVOA News 4

August 22, 2011

U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS' OFFICES COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR SOUTHERN ARIZONA STUDENTS - Official News Release

August 10, 2011

Tucson Values Teachers, Walgreens host school supply drive - Explorer News

August 9, 2011

“Tucson Supplies Teachers” campaign in full swing - Tucson Citizen

August 8, 2011

Drive aims to collect $100k worth of supplies for teachers - KVOA News 4

August 3, 2011

Drive for supplies helps Tucson teachers, students - KOLD News 13

August 1, 2011

Teacher-supply drive is beginning today - Arizona Daily Star

April 29, 2011

UA open house thanks K-12 teachers Saturday - Tucson Sentinel

April 29, 2011

UA honors teachers with campus event, expo on education - Arizona Daily Star

April 28, 2011

UA rolls out carpet for Teacher Day - Arizona Daily Star

April 28, 2011

Reminder: Saturday Teachers' Day at UA! - Tucson Weekly's 'The Range'

April 21, 2011

UA Values Teachers – Come to Campus April 30 to Learn More - Tucson Citizen

April 15, 2011

Tucson Values Teachers - BizTucson Leadership Council

April 13, 2011

Teacher Day at UA - Tucson Weekly's 'The Range'

April 6, 2011

Tucson Celebrates Teachers - Tucson Citizen

March 30, 2011

BizTucson/BizEducation features Tucson Values Teachers

September 13, 2010

$71,000 and Counting - Tucson Citizen

August 11, 2010

More firms are helping local teachers - Explorer Newspapers

August 11, 2010

For second year, school supply drive aids teachers - Explorer Newspapers

August 11, 2010

Meet the 5 candidates running for Superintendent of Public Instruction on August 12 - Tucson Citizen

August 10, 2010

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

August 6, 2010

Program helps teachers keep their money - Sierra Vista Herald

August 5, 2010

Tucson Supplies Teachers 2010 Kickoff - KOLD News 13

July 30, 2010

Teachers' Voices: Ann K. Boice & Fred Boice Jr. - Arizona Spotlight

July 26, 2010

Superintendent hopefuls to be at Aug. 12 forum - Arizona Daily Star

July 2, 2010

Teacher Discount Card - Tucson on the Cheap

June 28, 2010

More firms offer discounts to S. Arizona teachers - Arizona Daily Star

June 22, 2010

More businesses participate in Tucson Values Teachers program - KVOA News 4

May 7, 2010

Weekend preview: Good things come in threes - Tucson Sentinel

May 6, 2010

A Better Gift Than an Apple - Tucson Weekly

May 6, 2010

Downtown block party will fete teachers on Friday evening - Arizona Daily Star

May 4, 2010

Toast to Teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week! - Bookmans News

May 3, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010 - KVOA News 4

May 2, 2010

Downtown gathering a toast to Tucson teachers - Arizona Daily Star

May 2, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers - Tucson on the Cheap

April 26, 2010

Teacher Feature on Patti Gloy - KVOA News 4

March 29, 2010

Teacher Feature on Rose Andreacola - KVOA News 4

February 24, 2010

Teacher Feature on Kadir Bahar - KVOA News 4

January 26, 2010

After beating cancer, she wins award - Arizona Daily Star

January 25, 2010

Teacher Feature on Diane Weeks - KGUN 9 News

January 22, 2010

Businesses value teachers - Inside Tucson Business

January 18, 2010

Discount program benefits teachers in three counties - Sierra Vista Herald

January 14, 2010

"$10,000 for 10,000" - KVOA News 4

January 13, 2010

Tucson Values Teachers & Sir Veza's Taco Garage - The Jon Justice Show

December 16, 2009

Office supply firm, Tucson Values Teachers in reward effort - Explorer Newspapers

December 9, 2009

Exceptional area teachers can be nominated for honor - Sierra Vista Herald

December 2, 2009

Nominate a teacher to win $50 gift certificate - Arizona Range News

November 18, 2009

Organization uses Internet to spread word of its goals - Sierra Vista Herald

November 6, 2009

Helping a good cause can help bring you loyal customers - Inside Tucson Business

October 12, 2009

Local Businesses Making a Difference for Tucson's Teachers - KVOA News 4

October 7, 2009

Drug chain, advocates team to gather, give classroom supplies - Explorer Newspapers

October 1, 2009

State of Education Luncheon & Expo Hits a Positive Note! - Chamber News

September 16, 2009

Value teachers by donating to supply drive - Arizona Daily Star

September 15, 2009

Group helps teachers supply their classrooms - Sierra Vista Herald

September 15, 2009

Local businesses team with teachers to improve education - KOLD News 13

September 15, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers Helps Supply Materials for Teachers - KVOA News 4

September 9, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers Internship Program - CNN

July 22, 2009

STEM Program Works to Retain Math, Science Teachers - UA News

July 17, 2009

STEM Teachers Excel With Industry Internships - Converge Magazine

July 15, 2009

Fed up and fighting for teachers - Explorer Newspapers

July 6, 2009

These interns are all grown up - USA Today

June 13, 2009

Teachers Need Our Support - Green Valley News

May 29, 2009

Tucson Values Teachers can make a difference - Inside Tucson Business

May 28, 2009

Noshing Around - Tucson Weekly

May 21, 2009

Value of valuing teachers - Arizona Illustrated

May 21, 2009

Teachers and Restaurant Altruism - Circle of Food

May 20, 2009

Teachers get product, service discounts from Tucson area businesses - Explorer Newspapers

May 20, 2009

Businesses give teachers a break - Arizona Daily Star

May 19, 2009

Businesses supporting teachers - Arizona Illustrated

February 19, 2009

Teachers get help in economic crunch - Arizona Daily Star

December 9, 2008

How to Make Rio Nuevo a Success - 4 Tucson

October 1, 2008

"Tucson Values Teachers" Initiative - Arizona Illustrated

September 24, 2008

High quality teachers are essential - Marana Weekly News

September 18, 2008

Education should a priority for any vibrant community - Marana Weekly News

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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