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Justice Department argues Texas ban on school mask mandates violates disabled students’ rights

Plaintiffs say the governor’s order denies children with disabilities, who are at a high risk of illness and death from the coronavirus, access to public education.

Kindergarten students work at their desks at Blanco Vista Elementary School in San Marcos on Aug. 23, 2021.

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