School Security :: June 24, 2008

Van Dyke PS Computer Labs Combine Instruction with Monitoring

Kathy Zainea, a teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Detroit, has had access to interactive classroom tools for about two years now, but it wasn't until a couple of months ago that she was exposed to a new lineup of options that she could use for instruction. The expanded choices came when Van Dyke Public Schools upgraded its computer lab software through existing vendor NetOp Tech, the United States marketer of NetOp School....

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School Security News

High School Testing Smart Card IDs with Students

An Illinois school district is considering the issuance of "smartcard" identification badges to students, teachers and staff, according to coverage in the Schaumburg Review. High School District 211 is considering the plan after one high school in the district--Hoffman Estates High--tried an ID badge program with just faculty and staff during the school year....

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Laptop Thefts Strike PA High School

A high school in Allentown, PA has lost 30 laptop computers and two LCD projectors to thieves, according to The Morning Call, an Allentown newspaper....

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Bonham ISD Chooses DeepNines iTrust for 'Net Security

Bonham Independent School District in Texas has chosen iTrust software from DeepNines Technologies to manage Internet threats security. The district serves 2,000 students in six K-12 schools....

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Illinois District Deploying Emergency Notification

According to coverage in the Schaumburg Review, Elementary School District 54 (Illinois) has contracted to deploy AlertNow from Safe-T-Net. The service provides the district with a way to call parents in the event of an emergency....

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K-12 Online Learning Environment Adds 'Student-Safe' Academic Blogging

Online education technology developer eChalk this week rolled out a new service for its Web-based learning system, adding "student-safe" academic blogging to its repertoire of tools....

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Netop Acquires GenevaLogic, Expands Reach in Classroom Management

Danish software company Netop has announced the acquisition of Swiss software company GenevaLogic. The purchase expands Netpop's portfolio classroom management software....

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Infinite Campus Adds National Student Record Exchange

Infinite Campus has released an update to its epynomous student information system. The new 2009.1 update, available now, adds the ability to transfer data between districts around the country, along with other enhancements....

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2008 Innovator Awards: Nominate Now!

You're doing great things with technology at school--we want to know about them. We seek exemplary K-12 schools and districts, their visionary technology project leaders, and their innovative vendor partners who have deployed extraordinary technology solutions to school challenges. Could you be one of this year's recognized technology leaders? T.H.E. Journal's 2008 Innovators will be featured in the December issue....

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