Belmont University to partner with HCA to implement health and safety protocols for debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Belmont University announced Friday plans to work with HCA Healthcare to implement health and safety protocols for the October 22 Presidential Debate at the University’s Curb Event Center.

HCA is supporting protocols developed by the Cleveland Clinic, who is serving as the global health advisor for all four debates, and agreed to by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

“We are confident that HCA Healthcare’s knowledge as a leading healthcare provider with extensive infectious disease expertise will provide superior clinical guidance and safety support for this important event. HCA Healthcare has long been a valued partner for Belmont, supporting our students through scholarships, leading important community conversations on our campus and working with our faculty to ensure the next generation of health care leaders is well-positioned to tackle current and future issues,” said Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher.

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Owasso FD goes virtual to educate young children about fire safety amid pandemic | News



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The Owasso Fire Department is getting creative when it comes to educating young children about fire prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crews recently got a chance to perfect their acting chops and film a new video to promote National Fire Prevention Month, held every October.

Each fall, Owasso firefighters visit local elementary schools to demonstrate firsthand the dangers of fire for students during the holiday season. This year, however, their efforts were thwarted by the coronavirus.

As such, Owasso Fire Marshal J.P Peterson rallied his team to make the video — themed “Safety in the Kitchen” — to ensure that the children were still able to participate in the program.

“This is our biggest target audience is our kids,” Peterson said. “We see probably 3,000 to 4,000 kids

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Ginnie Graham: Distance learning not ideal but provides consistency and safety | Columnists

The Tulsa Public Schools board is going to decide next week on whether to accept Superintendent Deborah Gist’s recommendation on how to reintroduce students back into physical classrooms. It’s a hybrid, phased in approach that seems reasonable.

Opinions about distance learning is polarizing among parents, colored by national political overtones and differing views on risk taking.

Academically, my kids aren’t getting the same quality education. That is no one’s fault.

Teachers are doing a Herculean task by pivoting into online learning. Different platforms are needed, tailored to the courses offered by the schools. Classes dependent on student interaction require creativity.

At first, my teenagers were asked to be online for each hour of each class. That was six to eight hours daily in front of a screen, followed by homework. The normal practice of allowing kids to do work in class was lost in this model.

There were miscommunications and

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Chartwells Higher Education Shares Safety Technologies Protecting Students

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The company announced updates to retail operations and digital offerings help students adjust to COVID-19 safety protocols on campus.  

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recognized leader in contract food service management Chartwells Higher Education today announced four safety technologies it has implemented on campuses across the country. While student well-being is always a top priority, the COVID-19 pandemic has required additional solutions to help students returning to college adjust to the new normal of social distancing and contactless pickup.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our services for our guests and this year, it’s no surprise that safety was the priority. Even with the changes we made, we didn’t want to sacrifice innovation,” said Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education. “Our dining facilities and food service offerings are an integral part of the college campus

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Liberals to announce community safety plan as NDP focuses on education Thursday

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson will be in Vancouver on Thursday to discuss his plans for community safety.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson removes his face mask before speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck


Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson removes his face mask before speaking during a campaign stop in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wilkinson is expected to roll out solutions to address community concerns over tent cities emerging in parks across the province. The Liberal leader has focused the early part of the campaign on community concerns connected to homelessness issues in Maple Ridge, Vancouver and Victoria.

The BC Liberals have spent the last three days talking about cutting the PST for the next year if elected. On Thursday, Wilkinson will be alongside Liberal candidates George Affleck, Jas Johal and Cheryl Ashlie.

Wilkinson is attempting to address both the issues connected with addictions and homelessness while addressing the

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Online Alcohol Safety Education Program Available at No Cost for High School Students in Florida, Texas, and New York

– Digital course helps students make better choices about alcohol safety and gives teachers additional e-learning resources during COVID-19 –

The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc.—established by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to fund programs that support alcohol safety and underage drinking prevention—today announced the AlcoholEdu for High School online curriculum is now available at no cost for all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, Dallas and Collin counties in Texas, and Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties in New York for the 2020-2021 school year. After successfully launching the program in South Florida in 2017 and then Dallas in 2019, the Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation is proud to further expand the AlcoholEdu for High School program into New York for this latest school year. The program will be available in these three markets for the next

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Parents of children doing remote learning are very concerned about online safety [Video]

Three-quarters of American parents are more worried than ever about their child’s online safety — due to distance learning, according to new research.

As children return to their classrooms virtually, the survey asked 2,000 American parents of school-aged children about the learning curves they’re experiencing alongside their children this school year and the worries that come with them.

Results revealed 76% of respondents are worried about their child’s online safety while distance learning – with 41% strongly agreeing with this sentiment.

Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, which offers online safety and analytics solutions, and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 84% of parents whose child uses a school-issued device for distance learning (approximately 1,000 respondents) have had to learn how to use it alongside their child.

On top of this, eight in 10 of all parents surveyed shared they’ve felt an increased pressure to make sure their child is as successful

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Online education has the advantages of school safety and school choice

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Donald Trump, ironically, are on the same page regarding schooling in buildings.  In advocating for in-person instruction, they are both wrong.  In-school sessions bring every thoughtful student fear — ear that she or he is about to give a deadly virus to grandma that evening at home or later that month.  That alone means that until there is a successful vaccine, in-school learning cannot be as effective as online learning.

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In-school sessions are not as good as online sessions.  Masked teachers can’t  be heard as well as unmasked teachers teaching online.  Masked teachers lose half of their face to students.  And masked students fail to give teachers feedback about how their teaching is going over.

My firm helps middle schoolers and high schoolers.  We have individually tutored academics and SAT prep since 2007, and  we have conducted online classes for

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Parents significantly concerned about online safety of children during remote learning

Three-quarters of American parents are more worried than ever about their child’s online safety — due to distance learning, according to new research.

As children return to their classrooms virtually, the survey asked 2,000 American parents of school-aged children about the learning curves they’re experiencing alongside their children this school year and the worries that come with them.

Results revealed 76 percent of respondents are worried about their child’s online safety while distance learning – with 41 percent strongly agreeing with this sentiment.

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Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, which offers online safety and analytics solutions and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 84 percent of parents whose child uses a school-issued device for distance learning (approximately 1,000 respondents) have had to learn how to use it alongside their child.

On top of this, eight in 10 of all parents surveyed shared they’ve felt an increased pressure to make sure their

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Distance Learning Has 76% of Parents Worried About Their Child’s Safety, New Survey Finds

Three-quarters of American parents are more worried than ever about their child’s online safety due to distance learning, according to new research.



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As children return to their classrooms virtually, a new survey asked 2,000 parents of school-aged children in the U.S. about the learning curves they’re experiencing alongside their children this school year and the worries that come with them.

Results revealed 76% of respondents are worried about their child’s online safety while distance learning – with 41% strongly agreeing with this sentiment.

Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, which offers online safety and analytics solutions, and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 84% of parents whose child uses a school-issued device for distance learning (approximately 1,000 respondents) have had to learn how to use it alongside their child.



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: 72% of respondents said they’re worried about an increase in cyberbullying, while 67% are worried about their child accessing inappropriate content


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72% of respondents said they’re worried about an increase in cyberbullying, while 67% are worried about

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