School Security :: July 10, 2007

Security Spotlight

Research: Benchmarks for School Safety

Districts around the country, from urban centers to rural communities, are focusing their security efforts in large part on data security--in particular in regulating and monitoring Internet usage and keeping students' computer screens within view of adults. But schools may be neglecting the physical side of security, according to the K-12 School Safety Index 2007, a benchmark study conducted by Quality Education Data and released by CDW Government (CDW-G)....

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School Security News

Case Study: Whittier Union HSD Links Parents, Teachers

Introducing a new technology tool often has unexpected results. At Whittier Union High School District south of Los Angeles, teachers and parents are having more face to face interactions after the district introduced an automated system for contacting parents about student behavior....

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9 Schools Deploy Anonymous Reporting

Nine schools in four states--Connecticut, Virginia, Alabama, and Mississippi--have recently adopted Talk About It, an anonymous reporting system from K-12 technology provider AnComm, bringing the total number of schools in the United States using the service to 93....

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KY High School Links Cameras to Police Cruisers

Bishop Brossart High School in in Alexandria, KY last week launched a program that links security cameras on its campus to Alexandria Police Department cruisers. The system allows police access to the school's cameras in real time in their cruisers from any location....

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50 Districts Adopt SchoolMessenger Alert System

According to communication systems developer SchoolMessenger, 50 districts across the United States have deployed its SchoolMessenger for Cisco Unified Communications, an alert system for K-12 institutions. The company has also updated the system to provide SMS text messaging....

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Virtual Ed Link To Provide Emergency Response

Emergency response software provider Viyya Technologies will be teaming up with energy management firm The Atlantic Cos. to launch Virtual Ed Link, a new unit designed to provide emergency management technologies for K-12 and higher ed institutions. The letter of intent between the two companies was signed earlier this month....

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Chicago-Area Schools To Use Web-Based Notification Systems

Honeywell recently announced three Chicago-area school districts will use its Web-based notification service, Honeywell Instant Alert for Schools, to improve communication with parents. Oak Lawn-Hometown School District, New Lenox School District, and Oswego Community Unit School District will join more than 20 other Illinois districts that currently rely on the service....

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