education

Melissa Sevigny

What will cities look like 100 years from now? Eighth grade students at Sinagua Middle School are dreaming up their own ideas. It’s part of the national Future City contest which teaches science, engineering skills, and imagination. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports on their creative solutions to today’s problems.

The new Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature hope to use part of a $1.1 billion state budget surplus to boost pay for corrections officers and state troopers.

Tom Tingle/The Republic

The man named Arizona's Teacher of the Year for his work in special education and the woman who heads the teacher's union for their district have been disciplined for allegedly advocating for a state education ballot initiative at work.

Melissa Sevigny

Science education is supposed to be messy, hands-on, and experimental. It’s about blasting off model rockets or cooking up trays of homemade slime. But the supplies and equipment needed for that kind of education aren’t easy to come by in Arizona’s public schools. Even in the wake of the #RedforEd movement, Arizona’s per-pupil spending remains thousands of dollars below the national average. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, science educators in Flagstaff are finding creative ways to fill the gap.


Arizona voters have rejected a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program criticized as a move to drain money from public schools and give it to rich parents to fund their kids' private school tuition.

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