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Dak Prescott Says He Plans to Finish Career with Cowboys Amid Contract Talks | Bleacher Report

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes during an NFL training camp football practice in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Dak Prescott said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he plans to finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys amid negotiations on a long-term deal with the team:

Prescott is playing this season on the exclusive franchise tag for $31.409 million, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys selected Prescott in the 2016 NFL draft, and the Mississippi State product has started every game since. He’s gone 40-24 as the Cowboys’ signal-caller while leading Dallas to a pair of NFC East titles.

The efficient Prescott has thrown 97 touchdowns versus 36 interceptions. He’s also completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 7.6 yards per attempt.

Prescott has rushed for 1,221 yards and

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College students demand tuition cuts amid plans to keep classes virtual

As more universities abandon plans to reopen and decide instead to keep classes online this fall, it’s leading to conflict between students who say they deserve tuition discounts and college leaders who insist remote learning is worth the full cost.

Disputes are flaring both at colleges that announced weeks ago they would stick with virtual instruction and at those that only recently lost hope of reopening their campuses. Among the latest schools facing pressure to lower tuition are Michigan State University and Ithaca College, which scrapped plans to reopen after seeing other colleges struggle to contain coronavirus outbreaks.

The scourge has killed more than 175,000 people in the United States. Worldwide, the confirmed death toll hit 800,000 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and cases were nearing 23 million.

In petitions started at dozens of universities, students arguing for reduced tuition say online classes fail to deliver

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Student newspaper at University of Kansas students slams school’s reopening plans, demands remote learning

After one week of in-person classes, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill closed its doors to stop uncontrolled spread of COVID-19. Four hotspots surfaced in student housing and a fraternity on that campus.

Make no mistake. A similar story will likely play out at the University of Kansas if it follows through on plans to bring students back to classes in person starting Monday. Already this week, other schools, such as Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame, suspended in-person learning because of COVID-19 outbreaks.

KU hasn’t been honest in its approach to bringing students back. When the Kansan asked about the University’s testing plans, officials declined to answer for months and implemented a saliva testing system three weeks before the start of fall classes.

When the Kansan asked a routine question about how much money was left in KU’s reserves, we were told this information

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How To Talk About COVID-19 Back-To-School Plans Without Tension

Discussing school choices can be difficult. Here's how to handle it. (Photo: FamVeld via Getty Images)
Discussing school choices can be difficult. Here’s how to handle it. (Photo: FamVeld via Getty Images)

With a bit of time, most parents become pretty good at dealing with unsolicited advice and learn to peacefully coexist with loved ones who parent differently. You nursed for two years? I went with formula! You’re giving your kid a phone? I’m not! And on and on.  

But the conversations parents are having with each other and with other friends and family about school, COVID-19 and WTF to do about it all can feel particularly urgent and tense. The stakes are high. The options in much of the country are numerous and new. (All-remote? Hybrid? Pod? Etc.) Also, no one has parented their way through a crisis exactly like this one before. 

“People are going to be armchair quarterbacks about this more than any other parenting issue because it has already been so politicized,”

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Colleges’ best-laid coronavirus plans quickly come undone

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is ending in-person instruction for undergrads just a week after reopening, after dozens of students living in dorms and a fraternity house tested positive for coronavirus.

UNC is hardly the only institution experiencing an uptick in infections within days of students returning to campus. Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., reported a cluster of 46 confirmed cases of Covid-19 through mandatory entry testing. Officials said 482 people have been tested and many still await their results. At Oklahoma State University, a sorority house is under quarantine after reporting 23 cases.

The University of Notre Dame is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, too. More than a quarter of its 58 confirmed cases rolled in over the weekend. University officials said the the vast majority of new cases could be “traced to a single off-campus gathering.”

Only a fraction of colleges have started

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Reopening Plans for Georgia’s Public Universities Are Under Fire from Students and Faculty

Though the coronavirus is still, as President Trump put it last week, a “thing,” universities around the country are opening for the fall semester, albeit with an array of restrictions in place that are intended to tamp down the virus’ spread among students and faculty. But those restrictions seem to be particularly lax at public universities in Georgia, where students and faculty have been protesting a reopening plan predicated on in-person instruction, and which critics feel does not adequately address several potentially hazardous areas of student life.

One such area is student housing, which came into focus last week after uncovered documents revealed that a property-management company called Corvias tried to pressure the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to ensure there are no limitations on dorm capacity this fall. In response to the letter, the Board of Regents considered directing Georgia State University to remove

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Back to school plans for students across Canada in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 in Canada
COVID-19 in Canada

With the start of the school year drawing ever-closer, many parents and students are anxious about what the return to the classroom will look like for them. We’ve got a roundup of some of the back-to-school plans that have been released.

Quebec

  • Masks are mandatory for all students in Grade 5 and up when not in a classroom, including on school transportation like buses, or public transit.

  • Each classroom will be its own bubble, and students will not be required to socially distance from classmates.

  • Students who are not in the same class must maintain one metre of social distance.

  • A distance of two metres must be maintained at all times between students and school staff. The exception is Kindergarten, where social distancing will not be required.

  • All children in elementary and secondary schools are expected to return to the classroom in September, with exceptions made for

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Parents Must Decide On Fall Schooling Plans

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Scotch Plains and Fanwood parents have until Thursday at noon to decide whether they will be opt-out of in-person instruction and elect to have their child remain at home for virtual learning.

The district released its reopening plan last week which includes two options: fully virtual or a hybrid model.

The hybrid model splits students into groups and divides the week into a mix of in-person learning and virtual learning days. (See the full plan below)

To help parents understand the plan the district is hosting virtual district discussions on the Restart Plan on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the Elementary level and Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the Middle School and High School levels.

These meetings will be open to parents and will provide an opportunity to discuss any questions parents may have regarding the Restart Plan.

Additionally, parents are also asked to fill out

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‘People told me my plans for a skincare firm were crazy’

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Tata Harper, owner of the popular US skincare company of the same name.

Tata Harper’s mission to create a natural skincare range began when her stepfather was diagnosed with cancer in 2005.

His doctors advised him to adopt a healthier lifestyle. They wanted him to reduce the amount of toxins and synthetic chemicals he was exposing his body to, be it through the food he was eating, or what he was putting on his skin, from shampoo to soap.

Ms Harper says it made her realise that she, and the rest of the family, also needed to make the change.

“While I was looking for new products for him, I was also looking for new products for me, because I was trying to make my life more healthy,” says the 44-year-old

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Georgia college students stage ‘die-in’ to protest school opening plans: ‘We are not dispensable’

Students and faculty members at the University of Georgia staged an August 6 “die-in” protest in response to the school’s fall plans. (Screenshot: CBS46)
Students and faculty members at the University of Georgia staged an August 6 “die-in” protest in response to the school’s fall plans. (Screenshot: CBS46)

Students at the University of Georgia staged a “die-in” demonstration — playing dead on the campus lawn — to protest the school’s August 20 opening plans.

The Thursday event, which included 50 graduate and undergraduate students, along with faculty members, was organized by the United Campus Workers of Georgia, a higher education union. Spread out 6 feet apart, participants lay motionless on the grass outside the office of university president Jere W. Morehead, holding makeshift tombstones and signs that read, “RIP Campus Safety” and “We are not dispensable.”

This fall, the University of Georgia will offer different course options: Some classes will be held face-to-face with social distancing measures, others will combine in-person lessons with various online components, while some will be fully virtual. The school

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