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Fresno County to seek court order against reopened school

Aug. 14, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Students at a private school in California attended their second day of in-person classes Friday despite state and county orders to close the campus. Fresno County will now seek a court restraining order to close Immanuel Schools in Reedley, county Director of Public Health David...

Arizona district cancels classes after teachers revolt

Aug. 14, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona school district that had planned to resume in-person classes against the advice of public health officials is now backing off after teachers refused to show up. The J. O. Combs Unified School District in Pinal County announced that classes will be canceled on Monday, and it's...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, George Washington High School stands in San Francisco. As millions of California children are already back in the virtual classroom, families, teachers and districts are still scrambling to figure out some of the basics: How and when they can resume in-person learning and how to get the in-demand technology needed for distance learning in the meantime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California schools scrambling for info, tech as year begins

Aug. 14, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With millions of California children already back in the virtual classroom, families, teachers and districts are still scrambling to figure out some of the basics: How and when they can resume in-person learning and how to get the in-demand technology needed for distance learning...

Clark County approves plan to provide tech for students

Aug. 14, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School Board approved a set of policies meant to improve students' access to technology needed for online classes. Trustees approved a plan to use $37 million to purchase Chromebooks, iPads and internet hotspots for qualifying students. An additional $4.8 million will go...

FILE-In this Friday, July 17, 2020 file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, in Atlanta.  Kemp on Thursday, Aug. 13, said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Kemp order won't let governments order masks in businesses

Aug. 14, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp's administration says numbers show the state is making progress in its fight against COVID-19, despite a leaked federal report urging the state to take stronger steps, a per capita infection rate that is third-worst in the country over the past two weeks and soaring death...

Hawaii teachers union files labor complaint over reopening

Aug. 14, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Days before the first day for public school students across Hawaii, the statewide teachers union filed a complaint with the state Labor Relations Board over working conditions from increasing COVID-19 infections. It's the latest move by the Hawaii State Teachers Association fighting...

Fourth grade teacher Krileshia Boyd speaks to her students at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School in Lauderdale County, Miss., Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Schools are reopening this week under new guidelines after being closed in March as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. School staff and students are both required to wear masks under an order signed by Gov. Tate Reeves last week. (Bill Graham/The Meridian Star via AP)

Mississippi governor limits crowds at K-12 sports games

Aug. 14, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As schools are opening up across Mississippi and dealing with outbreaks of coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves issued a new rule Friday limiting spectators at K-12 sports games, band concerts and other extracurricular activities. No more than two people per student participating will be...

Rights group demands Arizona schools not ask citizenship

Aug. 14, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A national Latino rights group Friday warned two Arizona school districts that their practice of asking about citizenship and Social Security numbers on enrollment forms violates a Supreme Court decision that ensures children have access to public education regardless of immigration status....

Plainview superintendent has COVID-19, school start delayed

Aug. 14, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

PLAINVIEW, Neb. (AP) — The start of the school year has been delayed in Plainview, after the public school superintendent tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Darron Arlt received his positive test results Wednesday, less than 24 hours before school was scheduled to start. The Board of Education...