Cyber

1/4/2013

1/4/2013

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday he supports a bill that pushes school corporations to enter into formal relationships with local law enforcement. The relationships would put in place school resource officers by providing state grant funding.

1/3/2013

1/3/2013
Westport’s Board of Finance tonight unanimously approved a $50,000 appropriation request from the Board of Education for a school security study in the wake of last month’s Newtown school shooting.

11/28/2012

11/28/2012

At Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas, parents and civil rights activists are concerned over students’ privacy under a new “Student Locator Project,” which involves using “smart” ID cards to track students while on school property for attendance purposes. These IDs use radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to broadcast a radio signal, allowing school officials to know students’ precise location on campus at all times.

11/1/2012

11/1/2012

Two policy changes are being enacted in the Solon schools that will affect the way the district handles electronic bullying.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

School principals are in the middle of a balancing act when it comes to security. They need to create a welcoming, supportive open environment for students, parents, and credible community visitors who have legitimate purposes in their buildings, while they also have to keep out individuals who potentially have "ill intentions," says Kenneth Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, a national consulting firm specializing in school security and emergency preparedness training, school security assessments and school and crisis counseling services.

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

The program helps low-income schools and districts implement anonymous bullying reporting program.

7/19/2012

7/19/2012

TabPilot is a cloud-based Android management system that allows teachers to control which apps are available on Android devices used in their classrooms.

6/14/2012

6/14/2012

Students will be asked to bring their personal iPads, laptops and smartphones to two Brevard schools this fall that are participating in a pilot “bring your own technology” program.

5/22/2012

5/22/2012

Amid the buzz over the Facebook IPO, the ever-evolving theories about how Twitter is reshaping our communications and speculation about where the next social media-enabled protest or revolution will occur, there is an important question we've largely ignored.

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Until recently, student electronic devices, from cell phones to iPods to laptop computers, were the forbidden fruit in schools. But with technology budgets languishing and such devices becoming more powerful, affordable and omnipresent in students' lives, district technology leaders are now eyeing a welcome educational harvest through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

3/27/2012

3/27/2012

Students using the computers at Camdenton High School here in central Missouri have been able to access the Web sites for Exodus International, as well as People Can Change, antigay organizations that counsel men and women on how to become heterosexual.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down appeals from two Pennsylvania school districts that were successfully sued by students who posted on the Internet malicious mockeries of their school principals.

12/15/2011

12/15/2011

Google has launched a YouTube for Schools service to make educationally relevant videos available for use in school. It's a great idea, but for it to actually be used in schools, many districts around the country will have to modify their filters to allow teachers to access at least this portion of YouTube.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

The state House Education Committee voted Wednesday to allow more charter and cyber schools to open in Michigan.

Senate Bill 618, which lifts the state's cap on the number of charter and cyber schools allowed in Michigan, now goes to the full House. The Senate narrowly passed the measure in early October.

Wyandotte school Superintendent Carla Harting went to Lansing recently to oppose the bill, even though she said she suspects it will pass and be signed into law.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows.

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