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'504 plan' disability protection favors students at Arizona’s wealthier, whiter schools

Federal civil rights protection currently exist that are designed to give students with disabilities who don’t qualify for special education but have conditions that still interfere with learning equal access to public education, but getting the plans in Arizona isn’t always easy or equitable.... Read more»0

State, county policies impact rejected ballot rates in November election

Statewide, 63% of all votes rejected by election officials — or more than 17,200 ballots — were cast by voters who weren’t registered or had an issue with their registration, such as missing the state deadline. Voter registration problems are the most common reason ballots were rejected in each of Arizona’s three previous presidential elections.... Read more»0

Arizona's history of rejected ballots creates further election uncertainty

Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona's voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether the latest update reached voters in time, and leaving the possibility that large numbers of ballots could be rejected. ... Read more»0