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State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

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Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah have banned or limited mask requirements in schools. The Education Department says the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona accuses the states of "putting politics over the health and education of the students they took an oath to serve"
1 year ago·Washington, United States

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Ed Dept. opens investigations in 5 states over mask bans in schools

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has opened investigations in five states regarding the prohibitions of universal indoor masking in schools.

1 year ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Iowa School Mask Ban Lawsuit Amended As Feds Investigate Law

DES MOINES, Iowa: An Iowa woman has amended her lawsuit over the state’s ban on mandatory face masks in schools to include allegations the law violates state and federal constitutional protections, a move that came as federal education officials on Monday questioned Iowas ban and as hospitals scramble to care for increasing numbers of people sick with the coronavirus.

1 year ago·India
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U.S. Education Dept opens investigations in 5 states regarding bans on universal masking

- The U.S. Department of Education said on Monday its office for civil rights opened investigations in five states into whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago; Editing by Chris Reese)

1 year ago·United Kingdom
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Education Department opens civil rights probe into states banning mask mandates

The investigation comes after Joe Biden threatened legal action against governors trying to block mask mandates

1 year ago·London, United Kingdom
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Education Department investigating states with bans on school mask mandates

Banning universal masking in schools may violate rights of kids with disabilities and related health conditions, the Education Department says.

1 year ago·United States
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Iowa school mask ban lawsuit amended as feds investigate law

An Iowa woman has amended her lawsuit over the state's ban on mandatory face masks in schools to include allegations the law violates state and federal constitutional protections

1 year ago·United States
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