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Masks in Schools: Districts Get Caught Between Health Authorities and Parent Pushback – The Wall Street Journal

Schools have once again become a battleground over pandemic masking, with districts facing rising public pressure to drop mandatory mask requirements even as public-health agencies largely advise keeping students and teachers in face coverings.

As the latest Covid-19 wave wanes, more states are lifting mask mandates for restaurants and businesses, but many school requirements remain. Disagreements are leading to heated school board meetings and divided communities, just months after similar tensions flared up during the return to in-person learning in the fall.