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A cyclists passes an empty Flinders Street Station during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Navajo reservation ready to reopen tourist sites

Aug. 14, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Popular tourist destinations in the Navajo Nation, including Canyon de Chelly, can start welcoming back tourists Monday under the tribe’s reopening plan. Much of the reservation has been closed since March as the new coronavirus swept through. The tribe released a plan this week...

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....

Fresno County pupils attend in-person classes despite orders

Aug. 14, 2020 5:32 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. Immanuel Schools in Reedley, which offers kindergarten through 12th grades, was ordered to close Thursday after it reopened classrooms...

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...

School reopening plans due; new COVID-19 deaths reported

Aug. 14, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus developments in Massachusetts: REOPENING SCHOOLS Massachusetts school districts must submit their plans for reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic to state education officials Friday. Districts are required to prepare plans for three different scenarios:...