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Keith Michael, left, poses with his children, from left, Jessica, Hunter, Houston, Sara and Holly, outside their home on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ark. Among the victims of the coronavirus is Michael's wife, fourth-grade Arkansas teacher Susanne Michael, who died less than three months after celebrating the adoption of three of the children. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

Nov. 18, 2020 6:50 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former student from a troubled home and two of the girl's brothers. For the festivities, Michael dressed them and her other children in matching T-shirts that read “Gotcha FOREVER." ...

Arkansas elementary school teacher dies from COVID-19

Oct. 2, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas teacher died from COVID-19, her husband said Friday, the second coronavirus death from the state's public schools this week. Susanne Michael, 47, an elementary school teacher from Harrisburg, died Thursday night at a hospital from complications from COVID-19, her...