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Security & Privacy


Boston Public Schools Adds Anti-Bullying Texting to Hotline Service

Three and a half years after the City of Boston implemented a "bullying prevention hotline," Boston Public Schools has expanded options by adding a texting service for a similar purpose.

Alabama District Adds Home Page Anonymous Reporting Service

An Alabama school district has put in place a reporting system that allows students and others to report sensitive information anonymously from its home page online.

Texas District Tries Alert Buttons To Improve Security

A Texas district is outfitting teachers and staff with a small alerting device they can press in the event of an emergency.

South Carolina District Tries Mobile App on Student Pickup Process

A district in South Carolina is testing out the use of a technology that structures the pickup of students after school.

Rave Mobile Dispatch Update Provides Data Integration

Public safety technology company Rave Mobile Safety has updated the service it provides for emergency call takers.

New App Controls Key Use in 'e-Cylinders'

A "smart lock" company has released a programming device for its "smart" keys that lets administrators in charge of access control update credentials via mobile phone.

Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities

From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.

Student Security Competitions Help Lock Down Careers

To woo young people to the field of cyber security, local, regional, and global competitions give students a chance to test their knowledge and skills in front of the experts.

A Quarter of Higher Ed Transmits Unencrypted Student Data

Should colleges and universities be insisting on the use of encryption for the transmission of sensitive information among its student applicants? That's what one security firm is recommending after doing an informal audit of 162 American institutions, including schools that are part of the Big 10, the Big 8, the Ivy League, community colleges, and technical institutes.

Washington District Opens Surveillance Camera Network to Local Cops

A Washington school district is reconfiguring its network to give local law enforcement officers access to its school security cameras.

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