July 20, 2021 Weekly News Report: Democrats propose expanding public education in new budget, AAP says all students & teachers should wear masks this fall, and more.

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  • On Monday, The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines for school which recommended that all students and staff wear face masks regardless of vaccination status. (NPR, Washington Post, NBC News, New York Times, CNN, American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines) This is in contrast to previously released CDC guidance stating that those vaccinated do not need to wear masks. (Politico) States and districts are expected to continue making autonomous decisions: Memphis just announced masks will be mandatory (Chalkbeat Tennessee) and LAUSD had already announced masks would be required for all (LA Daily News).