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Abbott bans school districts, local governments from issuing or enforcing mask mandates
The governor issued an executive order prohibiting public schools from requiring masks after June 4.
What new laws will impact Texas students? Experts weigh in on what to watch as legislators wrap up work.
Before the 87th legislation session ends on May 31, Texas lawmakers must still decide on big items such as $5.5 billion in federal education dollars.
Pay for some Texas teachers will top $100,000 in bid to aid poorer schools devastated by COVID-19
State funds from the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment will reward the best teachers working in the state’s highest poverty schools.
National News
What Will Camp Look Like This Summer?
States are hopeful that children will not have to wear masks at all times, including outdoors, if guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention change in the coming weeks.
Remote Kindergarten During COVID-19 ‘Could Impact This Generation of Kids for Their Lifetime’
School districts are prioritizing reopening classrooms for kindergarten because it is a critical year for social-emotional skills and brain development, which are reliable predictors of positive outcomes in adulthood.
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