State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiriesIowa, 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"
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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.
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)
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.
Biden Education Department threatens money to five states over bans on indoor mask requirements
The Education Department is investigating whether five states are violating the rights of students with disabilities by barring schools from requiring that masks be worn indoors.The move threatens the states with the possible loss of federal education funding.The department’s civil rights office said Monday it told the education ...
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.
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
Education Department investigating 5 states for potential civil rights violations for prohibiting school mask mandates
The Education Department's civil rights enforcement arm announced Monday it has launched investigations in five states to determine whether statewide policies prohibiting school mask mandates is discriminatory against students with disabilities.
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
The U.S. education department is investigating five states over their mask mandate bans.
Federal officials said the prohibitions may run afoul of civil rights laws protecting students with disabilities.
Biden administration opens civil rights investigation into states barring school mask mandates
The Department of Education has sent letters to Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.