COVID-19 cases among young people and education workers continue to rise in Iowa

COVID-19 cases among young people and those working in the education field continued to rise Monday, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data analyzed by The Gazette.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Iowa reported 90 new positive cases among young people age 17 and under, bringing the total number of infected children to 6,430, and 78 new cases among people working in the education field for a total of 3,158 positive cases.

As a whole, Iowa reported 649 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and one person died. That death occurred in Marion County, which has now seen a total of five deaths due to COVID-19 in the past six months.

The state’s total number of positive cases sits at 80,659 as of 11 a.m. Monday and the death toll has reached 1,266.

Nearly 20 percent of the coronavirus test results in the last

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Domino’s Pizza adding 5,000 UK jobs, pizza orders continue to rise

  • Domino’s Pizza is expanding its UK workforce by around 15%, with 5,000 new employees.
  • The pizza chain is also offering more than 1,000 six-month placements for unemployed young people, funded by the UK Government.
  • Papa John’s and Pizza Hut have also launched major recruitment drives during the pandemic, and demand for pizza continues to rise.
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Domino’s Pizza has continued the hiring spree among pizza chains during the pandemic by adding 5,000 new jobs in the UK — a 15% expansion of its workforce.

The new roles, which include pizza chefs, customer service colleagues, and delivery drivers, will bring its total UK workforce from 35,000 to around 40,000, and will help the chain prepare for the holiday rush, it said.

Domino’s has already added 6,000 UK jobs since the start of the pandemic thanks to soaring sales: Like-for-like sales were up 4.8% in the

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Tom Cotton Says Joe Biden ‘Will Continue to Send Jobs to China’ if Elected

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said Democratic nominee Joe Biden would “continue to send our jobs to China” if he were to win the November 3 election as President Donald Trump’s campaign team attacked their rival over his record on the country.

Tom Cotton wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Sen. Tom Cotton speaks to the media after attending a briefing with administration officials on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Republican said Biden would continue shipping U.S. jobs to China if he is elected president in November.

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Sen. Tom Cotton speaks to the media after attending a briefing with administration officials on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Republican said Biden would continue shipping U.S. jobs to China if he is elected president in November.

Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming Says ‘US Politicians Will Say Anything To Get Elected’



Appearing on Fox News on Monday, Sen. Cotton also accused Biden of defending the decision to award China with “favored-nation” status and taking away U.S. manufacturing jobs.


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Speaking to Fox & Friends this morning, Cotton said: “This week is the 20th anniversary

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Remote learning isn’t just for kids. These Tucson classes will help you continue your own education. | tucson life

Even grown-ups long graduated can go back to school this fall. 

The University of Arizona and the local continuing education institution The Learning Curve are offering virtual classes that will teach you about everything from the history and production of chocolate to using music to navigate the pandemic. There are so many options. 

Even better? This isn’t your third-grader’s remote learning experience. There are no tests, no homework and no credit. You learn simply for the joy of it. 

“I think that we all benefit from continued learning,” says Susan Dick, the founder and director of The Learning Curve. “It’s good for our brains, and it’s good for our hearts to keep learning about a variety of topics and ways we can understand each other. People understand each other through arts, humanities, literature, music and history, and there has never been a more important time for us to do that.” 

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New York teachers union vows to sue if education cuts continue

What’s happening: New York State United Teachers says if another round of education funding due later this month is reduced, it will challenge the cutbacks as a violation of the state constitution’s guarantee that every student be offered a “sound basic education.”

The decision to impose across-the-board reductions, rather than tailor them by need, has already had a deleterious effect on a number of school districts that serve predominantly low-income families and students of color and rely more heavily on state aid than more-affluent districts with ample property tax bases.

“No school district or student is immune to the adverse impacts of a 20 percent cut to state education aid,” NYSUT President Andy Pallotta said in a statement. “But what makes this all the more egregious is the disproportionate impact that cuts have on our neediest schoolchildren.”

Background: A number of school districts put off their plans to hold a

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Stocks fall but end off session lows as investors continue to rotate out of tech and momentum sectors


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Stocks finished with losses but off session lows in choppy trade on Wall Street on Friday, with some previously unloved sectors finding support as technology and other highflying segments felt the pressure of continued profit-taking.


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U.S. markets on Monday will be closed in observance of Labor Day, a factor that might have added to market volatility by sapping volume in the run-up to the long holiday weekend.

How did stock-market benchmarks perform?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed 159.42 points lower, down 0.6%, at 28133.31, after falling 628 points at its session low. The blue-chip gauge bounced in the final hour of trading, briefly pushing back into positive territory before falling back. The S&P 500 index (SPX) dropped 28.10 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 3,426.96, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) declined 144.97 points, or 1.3%, to end at 11,313.13. The

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DeSoto gets taken over by state education agency; superintendent says he did not resign, plans to continue working

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a sign on the side of a building: DeSoto Independent School District headquarters sign in DeSoto, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

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DeSoto Independent School District headquarters sign in DeSoto, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

DeSoto ISD will be taken over by a state-appointed conservator.


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And D’Andre Weaver, the district’s superintendent who announced plans to resign on Sunday during an emergency meeting, told The Dallas Morning News on Thursday that he did not sign a board-approved voluntary resignation agreement and plans to continue as DeSoto’s superintendent.

The Texas Education Agency sent a certified letter to the DeSoto board of trustees Wednesday, informing the district that A.J. Crabill, a former TEA deputy commissioner of education for governance, would serve in that role.

Investigators published a final report last month highlighting financial mismanagement that took place from 2012 to 2018, where the district amassed a $21.6 million budget shortfall through lax management and lavish spending. The report recommended

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Logitech CEO on the surge in computer product sales as people continue remote education and working from home

Bracken Darrell, Logitech CEO, joined The Final Round to discuss the surge in demand for computer tech as more people work from home indefinitely and his outlook for the tech sector heading into the end of the year.

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SEANA SMITH: Welcome back to “The Final Round.” Well, work from home equipment is still hard to find as companies struggle to address supply shortages. Well, Logitech, it’s one firm that’s been working nonstop to try and keep up with demand. So for more on this, we want to bring in Logitech’s CEO. We have Bracken Darrell joining us now to discuss all this. And Bracken, I know your stock has been on a tear. Shares up more than 60% this year. Now, we’re in this back to school season. I took a look at your website earlier today. You’re still out of stock on a number of your products,

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Without better climate education in our schools, the climate crisis will continue to be a runaway train

Growing up less than an hour from the nation’s capital, I considered my education to be unparalleled. In fact, the county in which I attended grade school is the richest county in America. However, it wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I realized my education, and that of my fellow Americans, was severely lacking.

How? Well, while concepts such as parametric equations, rhetorical devices, civic disobedience, and more were thoroughly discussed by my teachers, there was absolutely no discussion about the climate crisis. 

The lack of climate change education

In fact, substantial climate education didn’t even come up till my senior year at my STEM-focused high school. See, I was fortunate enough to graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, which has been consistently ranked as the best and most rigorous high school in the United States. However, the only discussion of the climate

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