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Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: Iowa reports new cases in schools, nursing homes

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Data from state health and education departments indicate the virus is circulating...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

Dozens of Iowa students quarantine as virus cases rise

Sep. 24, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

Dozens of students in Iowa schools were quarantined after both staff and students tested positive for the coronavirus, while a high school switched to online classes after some students were absent as cases surged Thursday by more than 1,300 across the state in the last 24 hours. An Iowa elementary school...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, a Los Angeles Unified School District student attends an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles. A group of nine parents is filing a lawsuit Thursday, Aug. 24, 2020 alleging the Los Angeles Unified School District's distance learning program since the pandemic has failed to meet state standards or guarantee a basic education and disproportionately harms Black and Latino students. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles

Sep. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

Nine parents filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the Los Angeles Unified School District’s distance learning program implemented during the pandemic fails to meet state educational standards and disproportionately harms Black and Latino students. The parents, who are supported by educational non-profits...

Online classes the norm for rest of year, colleges say

Sep. 24, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online classes at Michigan's three largest research universities will likely last for the entire academic year, keeping many students out of classrooms until next fall, campus leaders said Thursday. The presidents of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne...

The hospitality management school 'Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne' pictured in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a hospitality management school after a 'significant outbreaks' of COVID-19 turned up. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

Sep. 24, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss authorities ordered 2,500 students at an elite hospitality management school to quarantine themselves due to a coronavirus outbreak allegedly linked to off-campus partying, the latest back-to-school sign of higher education's place in the pandemic. Authorities in...

Claire Reagan plays with her son Evan, 5, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, outside her home in Olathe, Kan. Reagan is keeping her son from starting kindergarten and her daughter Abbie, 3, from preschool due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

US parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

Sep. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn't have enough time to give him...

4th grader suspended for moving BB gun during virtual class

Sep. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A fourth grader at a Louisiana elementary school was suspended from school after he picked up a BB gun his younger brother tripped over and placed it in view of his computer's camera while taking a virtual class, officials said. Woodmere Elementary student Ka Mauri Harrison was...

N.C. State students can take in-person classes in spring

Sep. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. State University students can take in-person classes for the spring semester and live in campus housing, the school's chancellor announced Wednesday. Chancellor Randy Woodson said on the school's website that classes will start Jan. 11 and finish April 29. There will be a mix of...

Restaurant owners sue W.Va. governor over bar closures

Sep. 23, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owners of 12 restaurants and bars sued the governor of West Virginia on Wednesday for indefinitely closing establishments in student-heavy Monongalia County due to the coronavirus. Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were posted online of...