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As Texas educators redesigned teaching on the fly in the spring of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the frustration level among educators and parents was high. For families there was the stress of being together 24/7 along with the day-to-day issues of schooling: homework, inconsistent internet and, in many cases, no internet at all, establishing a routine for home-school, and too many more to count.

The stories educators can tell about the challenges remote learning presented for them and their students. Talk about blended learning – schools became responsible for producing paper packets with lessons for those without internet or computers and online lessons for students with internet connectivity.

Many parents and educators can tell of slow internet where at times students might watch a screen with a spinning circle for 45 minutes waiting for the internet to connect. A lesson planned for 30 minutes might take

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AUSTIN, TX — The City of Austin website will be offline for six hours on Sunday for maintenance work, officials said.

The website at www.austintexas.gov will be down from 6 a.m. to noon, officials said in an advisory. The city is conducting routine maintenance on the data server during this time period, oficials explained. The scheduled maintenance will improve the city’s digital security across a variety of services and applications and will ensure the continuity of services for residents of Austin long-term, officials added.

During this time, the Austin Airport’s website and the City’s COVID-19 resource page will be offline, as they are sub-sites within www.austintexas.gov, officials added. “Please be patient as the city works to protect the integrity of our digital systems,” city officials said.

COVID-19 Resources:

  • Scheduling a test: COVID-19 test scheduling and online assessments will be offline during the maintenance window. Please book your COVID-19 test before

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is making up for this year’s canceled event with a weekend of archival footage, running Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11, via ACLFestival.com and the event’s YouTube channel. Performances — including some filmed for the “Austin City Limits” TV show — include Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Willie Nelson, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Phish and many more. Matthew McConaughey, meanwhile, will host two “Make Change” sessions exploring social and community issues.

Other Events:

• The Who’s new YouTube series showcases archival footage from benefit concerts for frontman Roger Daltrey’s Teenage Cancer Trust, showcasing Ed Sheeran on Thursday, Oct. 8, Muse (Oct. 9), Paul McCartney (Oct. 11), Pulp (Oct. 14), Noel Gallagher (Oct. 15) and Them Crooked Vultures (Oct. 16), all at 3 p.m. and free. The series runs through Oct. 18.

• Nick Cave will be joined by co-composer Warren Ellis, director John

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Sometimes I wish there were computer shortcuts to parenting. Not parenting via computer, but that I had the option to use certain key combinations to address kids’ behavior the way you can a computer’s behavior.

For instance, if I’m working on a tedious project in the garage, and all the boys come pell-mell tumbling into the garage and start doing their impression of a stirred ant mound, I could just ctrl +alt +del and use the task manager to stop them before they knock everything off the work bench.

An added bonus of having a task manager menu to be able to view all current tasks this way would be the ability to identify which kid was doing what activity in the other room. Ctrl+alt+delete: I see boy number 3 is working on flushing action figures down the toilet. End process now.

Or think of the power of the refresh

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Prosper’s Parks and Recreation department is offering a plethora of programming this fall for town residents.

“Parks and Recreation has always offered high-quality programs for all ages and we are pleased to announce we will continue numerous activities throughout this season,” Dudley Raymond, director of Parks and Recreation, said.

“If you’re looking for ways to get out in the fresh air, we’ve got that. Indoor options following our fun-and-fitness theme include nutrition workshops, art instruction, fitness classes and methods for learning to relax and improve creativity.”

Raymond said the schedule also includes expanded programs for active adults and seniors age 55-plus, including the recently launched Prosper Area Senior Bowling League.

The league, which is open to bowlers of all skill levels, meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Strikz, 8769 Lebanon Road, Frisco. A $10 weekly fee is charged to cover shoe rental and games. Advance registration is requested and additional

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