Education

Scottsdale middle schooler takes her science project to Washington

WASHINGTON - Scottsdale eighth-grader Akshaya Venkatesh saw a problem - food waste - and developed what she thinks might be a solution, a phone-based app to connect groups that need food with those who have too much. That work made her one of 30 finalists in a national science fair for middle schoolers.

Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in the U.S.

WASHINGTON - Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, says a national survey that blames much of the increase on cuts to state support for higher ed.

As elections near, interest in schools fades for some campaigns

WASHINGTON - When Arizona teachers walked out of their classrooms in April to demand more funding for schools, it forced the issue of education into the headlines. Three months later, those headlines appear to be a distant memory to some campaigns.