Denver teachers and supporters rally at the Colorado State Capitol on Monday. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

Denver teachers ended a 3-day walkout after their union and the city’s public school system reached a tentative agreement on Thursday to add $23 million in new money to fund a 7%-11% increase in base salaries next year and a 20-step salary hike schedule.

Why it matters: This is yet another significant victory for teachers amid a growing national movement by educators across the country over the past year, which has highlighted inadequate teacher pay, school underfunding and lack of resources. Just last month, Los Angeles teachers representing the country's second largest school district halted a 6-day strike after reaching a tentative deal that included a 6% raise, promises of smaller class sizes and additional nurses and counselors.

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Isaias strengthens as it crawls toward the Carolinas

A wave crashes ashore as Tropical Storm Isaias passes through Jetty Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Sunday. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to reach the Carolinas late Monday at "near hurricane strength," the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The latest: Isaias was 65 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral with winds increasing to 70 mph, the NHC said in a 2 a.m. update. Storm surge warnings and hurricane watches were in effect for North and South Carolina and Rhode Island. Tropical storm watches were in effect for Florida, Long Island and Delaware.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 18,082,307 — Total deaths: 689,420 — Total recoveries — 10,690,359Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 4,667,955 — Total deaths: 154,860 — Total recoveries: 1,468,689 — Total tests: 56,812,162Map.
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World coronavirus updates: Global cases top 18 million

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of novel coronavirus cases surged past 18 million globally on Sunday night, Johns Hopkins data shows.

By the numbers: More than 688,300 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide. Over 10.6 million have recovered.