Spotsylvania School Board sticks with plan to begin hybrid model in October | Education

In response to the speakers, Abuismail questioned the effectiveness of face coverings in stopping the spread of the virus and said the decision to wear a mask or not should be entirely up to the individual.

“If people would put their faith in God instead of a mask or a piece of fabric, things would be a little better,” he said.

Marc Broklawski, a Spotsylvania parent affiliated with Safe Spotsy Schools, said more tests need to be administered to determine the true prevalence of COVID-19.

“We’re averaging 150 tests in a county with a population of 136,000,” Broklawski said. “That doesn’t tell what’s really happening.”

Kathleen Taylor, a Spotsylvania teacher, said if the division requires teachers to return when they don’t feel safe, many will choose to quit, exacerbating an existing teacher shortage. She said a classroom with COVID-19 mitigation procedures in place will not look like a traditional classroom

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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The Economic Model of High Education Was Already Broken

With the fall semester upon us, colleges and universities unveiled their plans for students—and many are just as quickly upending those plans. The University of North Carolina and Notre Dame recently announced they were changing their on campus plans as COVID-19 cases spiked. Many other universities are sure to follow. Already, universities ranging from Syracuse to Ohio State are suspending hundreds of students for violating social distancing rules, while COVID-19 outbreaks are on the rise on campuses such as the University of Alabama. While there is considerable variety in the actual plans, ranging from mostly in-person to all virtual, they all share one imperative: to maintain an economic model that is as imperiled by the pandemic as the hardest hit service industries.

Over the past decade, colleges and universities have taken on staggering amounts of debt to expand their physical plant and justify spiraling fees. The selling point for

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American Development Model: Play to Win

Play to Win

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Boys 19+
Girls 18+

Primary focus: Learn how to win. At this point, the game feels like a full-time job. Major life decisions are made around the sport. It’s important that players feel independent and confident in the steps they are taking to reach the highest levels of competition. Training-to-competition ratio is 25:75.

Competition level:
Professionals – 20-35 events per year
Amateurs – 13-20 events per year

What the coach recommends: Joe Hallett has worked with players who have reached No. 1 in the world, played on Solheim Cup teams, won majors and even Olympic gold. The PGA Professional said this stage isn’t just about winning. It’s about putting yourself in position to win, learning how to handle defeat and making adjustments to get back there again. The best players in the world find an area that’s holding them

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Tesla to start shipping China-made Model 3s to Asian markets in push back to Trump’s plan to win back manufacturing jobs

a store inside of a building: Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua

Tesla vehicles are seen on an assembly line at the Gigafactory in Shanghai on January 7, 2020 before they roll out for local market debut. Photo: Xinhua

Tesla is planning to export its Made-in-China electric cars to Asia-Pacific markets, a move seen as a pushback to President Donald Trump’s efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, analysts said.

The carmaker will ship Model 3s produced at its US$2 billion Gigafactory outside Shanghai to reduce costs and shorten the delivery time to its customers in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, Bloomberg reported earlier on Friday, citing people familiar with the decision.

The move suggests Elon Musk will need to ramp up Tesla’s production capacity to meet demand around the region, and stay ahead of a slew of domestic electric-vehicle producers like Nio and Xpeng. These export markets are currently supplied by Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California.

Get the

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American Development Model: Play to Improve

Play to Improve

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
11-15 Girls
12-16 Boys

Primary focus: Improvement.

This stage centers around well-rounded development, as much as a person as an athlete. Practice should be varied and last 5 to 7 hours per week. Parents must keep an eye on equipment at this stage as growth spurts can lead to changes mid-season. This is a time of deepening friendships. As the competition gets more serious, it’s a season for learning how to win and lose. How to build confidence and respect for others.

Competition level: ADM recommends that players at this age should spend 60 percent of their time on training and 40 percent in competition.

What the coach recommends: Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas, a former PGA Tour player, has been on the recruiting trail for decades and conducts a junior camp every summer on campus at

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American Development Model: Learn to Play

Learn to Play

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Boys 9-12
Girls 8-11

Primary focus: Continue to develop fundamental movement skills while beginning to develop fundamental golf skills.

Competition level: Focus on fun competition at the club, league or junior tour level. This stage is about progressing in skill and not competition results.

What the coach recommends: For Chris Knobloch, a kid golf specialist who runs Junior Golf 365 in Peachtree City, Georgia, this age group represents the bulk of his participants in after-school programs. It’s a time when most kids are involved in some kind of activity every day of the week.

One of the most important things to remember at this age, Knobloch said, is that juniors play from the correct tees. The forward yardage markers are often too long. His 8-year-old group, for example, starts from 50 yards. Find a marker on the course in

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American Development Model: FUNdamentals


Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Boys 6-9
Girls 6-8

Primary focus: Building fundamental movement and overall motor skills. The ADM emphasizes what it calls the ABC’s of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. Nothing about practice is formal at this point. It’s about falling in love with the game and learning how to play well with others. Par 3 courses are perfect for getting on-course experience, though any course can be shortened to an appropriate length.

Competition level: Group fun! It’s not about who wins.

What the coach recommends: Joanna Coe’s junior program in Baltimore is closing in on 300 participants. Coe says it’s important to divide golfers into smaller age groups at this stage so that kids don’t feel too far behind or that they’re not strong enough. Otherwise, they’ll lose interest quickly.

Coe, a former Symetra Tour player, borrowed a daddy-daughter clinic idea that

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American Development Model: Play to Compete

Play to Compete

Age (Please note: Ages are guidelines, not restrictions)
Girls 15-21
Boys 16-23

Primary focus: Competition. This stage centers around optimum performance in the ring. Every aspect of training becomes intensified during this stage, with most players looking at golf from a year-round, long-term perspective. The ADM recommends that players spend 60 percent of their time in competition-training and competition. At this stage, a coach should be supervising all aspects of the game with parents acting as the support system. Fitness experts are also key to avoid injury.

Competition level: Players and coaches should work together to develop a competition calendar and review the overall performance annually.

What the coach recommends: The No. 1 reason Bobby Clampett moved from player to coach to was help improve the overall instructional landscape. The longtime PGA Tour and Champions player believes that many parents struggle to find the right coach to

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West Texas A&M creates a model to bring higher education to America’s smallest communities

It is not often a graduation ceremony comes to the student. And the number of times a ceremony that includes West Texas A&M University president Walter Wendler and four other top administrators driving 436 miles round-trip to present a bachelor’s degree to a graduate can be counted on one finger.

But there they were on the first Wednesday of September, burning up Interstate 20 and U.S. 84 to Roscoe, a town of 1,285 located 50 miles west of Abilene. Awaiting them, among others, was 19-year-old Amanda Sanchez.

There was a method to their mileage.

“We’re here to serve the communities that make up the Panhandle and South Plains,” Wendler said. “We’re not offering a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What we’re trying to do if a student is interested in working hard and has a chance to gain a college education, we want to be here

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