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NEW YORK — An appeals court judge has tossed a monkey wrench into the city’s demand that teachers and other adults in public schools be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, buying time for the city's Department of Education workers who are resisting a jab. In a Friday night order, Judge Joseph Bianco of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a temporary injunction against Mayor ...

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Sep. 24—The Tucson Unified School District is continuing to require masks on campuses, regardless of whether a state law forbidding a mandate goes into effect next week. Tucson's largest school district, serving upwards of 42,000 students, is also filing a complaint and asking for federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice, saying the actions ...

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The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in Texas schools, according to a letter Tuesday sent to the state's top education official. The investigation by the department's Office for Civil Rights will focus on whether Texas is violating federal law by preventing disabled students from safely returning to in-person classes. Suzanne ...

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The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates in Texas schools, even as dozens of districts are defying the prohibition as the state continues to experience high coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations. The investigation by the department's Office for Civil Rights will focus on whether Texas is violating federal law by ...

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Sep. 19—In a state where only a fraction of mental health needs are met by existing services, Santa Fe Public Schools officials are celebrating a grant that is expected to help schools expand the ways they can help struggling students. The five-year, $8.9 million grant was awarded to the state Public Education Department through the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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Sep. 13—The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday it has approved Maine's plan for using the latest round of coronavirus relief funding in schools, triggering the release of $137 million in federal money. In all, Maine is receiving more than $411 million in American Rescue Plan, or ARP, funds for schools and has already received $274 million. The department said the last $137 million ...