education

Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic

A judge is Phoenix has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a voter referendum that is blocking Arizona's massive new school voucher program.

Melissa Sevigny

Summers on the Navajo Nation can be scorching, and many homes there don’t have air conditioners or swamp coolers. But a group of eighth grade students at The STAR School, near the edge of the Navajo Nation, has come up with a solution: a low-cost evaporative cooler they plan to give away to elders. As KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the project won a statewide science and technology prize.

Courtesy UA Honors College

A $2 million collective action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents for alleged gender discrimination.

Embry-Riddle

Tonight the doors will open to northern Arizona’s first and only planetarium. It’s on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott and the creators hope it will inspire young people to embrace science and engineering careers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny got a sneak preview.

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A Republican state lawmaker wants a sales tax that currently provides about $550 million a year for K-12 education extended permanently by the Legislature.

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