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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas’ ban on school mask mandates draws federal investigation for possibly violating the rights of students with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced the inquiry days after the Texas Education Agency quietly updated its guidance to say school districts can’t require masks.

Fifth graders at Jacob’s Well Elementary School in Wimberley work from behind desktop barriers meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Sept. 4, 2020.

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