The program focuses on personal development, community development and professional development.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — When players walk into Assistant Athletics Director for Player Relations and Development Ashley Smith’s office, it doesn’t feel like part of the football complex. It’s an escape.
“I think that environment and setting the tone is very important,” Smith said.
She said that her office is meant to set a tone like “a little touch of home.”
From inspirational quotes to a sign that reads, “Home Sweet Home,” the tone is clear.
“(If) a guy’s having a rough day, he can come in here,” she said. “Just kind of have a moment and just maybe read some things around the room and just regroup to go out and tackle whatever hurdles he’s looking to jump over.”
It’s not only in her office that she wants to help the people in the programs she runs.
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Officials said that the department faced technical difficulties processing data across a number of school districts.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Education was expected to launch a tool that would help people track cases of COVID-19 in schools, as the school year starts. However, the launch of the tool was delayed after technical difficulties processing data from school districts, officials said.
Now, officials said that they expect full reporting across every district by Sept. 22.
They released a statement about the delay on Tuesday:
The anticipated launch of the Tennessee Department of Education dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools has been delayed due to technical difficulties with processing data across a number of school districts. TDOE is working to rectify this technical issue with the intent to launch the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard before the end of the week. Full reporting across every district is expected by September
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