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Schools chief wants to salvage parts of law deemed invalid

In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas addresses about 50 school district and charter school representatives at her department's annual MEGA Conference on programs and services for low-income students. In October, the Arizona Department of Education revealed it had misallocated millions in Title I funding, federal dollars for the state's most economically disadvantaged kids. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

Diane Douglas is not directly contesting the ruling by Judge Wallace Tashima that the 2010 law was approved by lawmakers out of "racial animus'' and that "no legitimate pedagogical objective motivated the enactment and enforcement'' of the law targeting the Mexican American studies program in Tucson Unified School District.

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Legislation seeks expansion of home-baked goods (access required)


Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, and Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, introduced SB1022, which would add fruit jams and jellies, dry mixes made with ingredients approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, dry pasta and roasted nuts to the list of “cottage food products.”

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