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As masks become optional, kids take their health into their own hands

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As many schools in the United States are lifting mask mandates, some kids are taking their health into their own hands. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new measure for determining community Covi...

California school district makes masks optional for students, breaks with Newsom statewide mandate

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The school board for the Rancho Santa Fe School District, which enrolls about 500 elementary school students, voted 3-2 during a meeting this week to make mask-wearing optional — giving parents the chance to decide w...

Virginia court rules masks will be optional in Loudoun County Public Schools

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Masks will be optional at public schools in Loudoun County, Virginia, starting Thursday, following a ruling by a county circuit court judge. The ruling comes as a statewide law goes into effect allowing parents to o...

Schools reopen with masks optional in many US classrooms

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Georgia, like most states, is leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require face coverings. And 43,000-student Henry County, like many districts worn out by months of conflict over masks, has decided no...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order making masks optional in schools

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The announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued new guidance for K-12 schools recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff and students, regardless of COV...

Florida boy, 8, launches petition to make masks optional in schools

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The boy, Charlie, and his mother opted to go the traditional route and collect signatures from neighbors rather than post it online, and they received a lot of positive feedback from people in the area. "It's been .....

College Board will no longer offer SAT’s optional essay and subject tests

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The SAT's optional essay and subject tests have been nixed by the College Board, the latest step away from standardized testing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. "As students and colleges adapt to new realities...