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Prince George country 2020 school board candidates

Schools in Prince George’s remain in an all-virtual-learning mode through at least late January, with students getting their lessons online. State officials have been pushing for a return to school buildings, but the county — hit hard by the novel coronavirus — does not appear headed in that direction.

The Nov. 3 ballot will list five races but just three are contested. Incumbents David Murray and Raaheela Ahmed are running unopposed for seats on the 14-member board, which is a hybrid body of appointed and elected members.

Here are answers to questions posed by The Washington Post for candidates in the three contested races. They are edited for clarity and brevity:

Shayla Adams-Stafford, 33, founder and chief executive of AdaptiveX, an educational consulting and software company, says her passion is addressing educational inequities. She cites experience as a national board-certified teacher, business owner and teacher trainer.

Top issues: A

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Free Online Benefit Concert to Air October 13 Featuring “Women of Country Music”


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O’Charley’s Songwriters Café Concert Includes Abby Anderson, Tenille Arts, Jennifer Denmark and Allison Veltz

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
The Folded Flag Foundation is proud to announce the ‘Women of Country Music’ installment of the Songwriters Café, a series of free national, online concerts sponsored by O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, that benefit families of our country’s fallen heroes.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201008005844/en/

Join us virtually on Oct. 13 to celebrate Women of Country Music and raise money for the families of our fallen heroes! (Graphic: Business Wire)

Join us virtually on Oct. 13 to celebrate Women of Country Music and raise money for the families of our fallen heroes! (Graphic: Business Wire)

Performing at the Tuesday, October 13 concert will be:

The concert will be hosted by Westwood One’s Elaina Smith, known for her popular radio show Nights With

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Missing movie theaters in quarantine? Head to these drive-ins around the country

The country is starting to open up after months of lockdown, yet social distancing and sanitary precautions are still important as ever. And although theater chains like AMC are gearing up to return in August, taking in a drive-in movie may sound appealing, especially for families.

Drive-in movie theaters have the advantages of in-person viewing while staying in the comfort, privacy and safety of your own vehicle. Social distancing is built-in, as cars are often parked six or more feet away from each other, and proper COVID-19 protocols make it easier to have fun yet stay safe.

We’ve put together a list of old and newly converted drive-ins across the country for you to check out. Scroll through to see if there’s one near you:

A user’s guide to drive-in movie theaters: Staying safe and having fun

Nationwide

Walmart

Price: Free, but must be secured ahead of time online.

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Tired of America? Georgia (the Country) Will Take You In

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Admit it. You’ve had it with America. In the last six months, you’ve watched COVID kill 183,000 people and sicken millions more. You’ve watched police murder unarmed civilians and SWAT teams assail peaceful protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas. You’ve watched poverty soar, school shootings continue, the wealth gap widen, and unemployment skyrocket—while our leaders throw up their hands or, worse, congratulate themselves while gaslighting us with conspiracy theories. 

If there were ever a time to bounce, it’s now. And the Eastern European/Eurasian country of Georgia—which has registered a total of just 19 COVID-related deaths since April—is suddenly a contender for a top spot to relocate to, thanks to a new immigration regimen. 

On Aug. 27, the Georgian government rolled out a visa-free entry program called Remotely From Georgia that grants year-long stays to nationals of 95 countries including the United States. In other words, you could conceivably

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Experts warn many schools should delay reopening, as data indicates virus resurgence across much of country

COVID-19 data projection dashboard and school reopening guidance released Thursday by the PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia seek to help school districts and parents make informed decisions and lead to sustained school reopenings.” data-reactid=”12″As communities across the country grapple with whether to bring students back into the classroom, a new COVID-19 data projection dashboard and school reopening guidance released Thursday by the PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia seek to help school districts and parents make informed decisions and lead to sustained school reopenings.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was granted access to Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data pertaining to county positivity rates for the project. The hospital uses its projections to provide ongoing information to the federal coronavirus task force, and its data is used to update states with information about the spread of the virus within their various communities.

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Ontario back-to-school plan is ‘safest in the country,’ Ford asserts

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 4,600 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada (with more than 121,000 diagnoses so far) and 9,000 deaths. Nearly 90 per cent of the country’s reported COVID-19 cases have recovered.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

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Across the Country, Vintage Shops Are in a Fight to Save Thrifting

Can the humble consignment store replicate its famously intimate in-person shopping experience online? That’s the plan.

Kenzie Borland shops for her vintage store the same way she might shop for a friend. When combing her way through tablescapes at garage sales or bulk bins at Goodwill outlets, she takes time to envision certain people in her life wearing each item. Who does this Crayola backpack remind her of, and how would they style that parrot-embroidered denim top? “Sometimes I’ll even shop for stuff and be like, ‘I could see Harry Styles wearing this,'” she says. Whether or not she’s referencing the rather Bode-like liquor-shelf-patterned button-up, we’ll never know.

Borland is one of the four owners of Dead Center Vintage, a vintage clothing and accessories retailer for all genders, ages and sizes set in the heart of Wichita, Kan. Borland and her business partners — Gabrielle Griffie, Morgan Goodwin and Lazarus

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California donors spend $38 million trying to tilt Senate races around the country

Top row from left: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and challenger Jaime Harrison; Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bottom row from left: McConnell's Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath; Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly, who is battling Sen. Martha McSally. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>
Top row from left: Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and challenger Jaime Harrison; Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bottom row from left: McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath; Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly, who is battling Sen. Martha McSally. (Associated Press)

Californians have spent $38 million and counting trying to tilt Senate contests across the nation, making the state one of the top sources of campaign contributions in races that will decide which party controls the body next year, according to campaign finance disclosures. That’s despite the state not having a Senate race on its ballot in November.

There are 35 Senate races being decided later this year, and California is among the top five donor states for at least one candidate in every contest, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. In many cases, candidates raised more from California than in their home state.

Californians

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Which Country Gets High Marks for Reopening Schools?

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As American school officials debate when it will be safe for schoolchildren to return to classrooms, looking abroad may offer insights. Nearly every country in the world shuttered their schools early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have since sent students back to class, with varying degrees of success.

I am a scholar of comparative international education. For this article, I examined what happened in four countries where K-12 schools either stayed open throughout the pandemic or have resumed in-person instruction, using press reports, national COVID-19 data and academic studies.

Here’s what I found.

Israel: Too much, too soon

Israel took stringent steps early on in the coronavirus pandemic, including severely restricting everyone’s movement and closing all schools. By June, it was being lauded internationally for containing the spread of COVID-19.

But shortly after schools reopened in May, on a staggered schedule paired with mask mandates and social distancing

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I Got A Medical Tourist Visa To Give Birth In Another Country

The three of us at our temporary home in Bangkok just a few days after my daughter's birth. (Photo: Photo Courtesy of Elen Turner)
The three of us at our temporary home in Bangkok just a few days after my daughter’s birth. (Photo: Photo Courtesy of Elen Turner)

The phrase “medical tourism” might make you think of getting dental surgery in Mexico or plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic, where the procedures are cheaper than at home. Traveling abroad to give birth? Probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what I did.

Three years ago, armed with a medical tourist visa and a letter of clearance to fly from my doctor, I traveled from my home in Kathmandu, Nepal, to Bangkok at 36 weeks pregnant, to give birth.

Unlike some medical tourists, I wasn’t flying to another country to save money or to get an elective procedure unavailable at home. I chose to give birth in Thailand because, given my circumstances, it was the safest option.

I had been

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