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Kansas education board wants to fingerprint more teachers

In an effort to better shield classrooms from convicted felons, Kansas is moving toward requiring certain educators to submit fingerprints when renewing their teacher licenses so they can be checked against a state criminal database.

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Eyeball scans stay accurate over time, says NIST

Researchers investigating the use of iris recognition for biometric identification, which has been tested in some school cafeterias, have concluded that aging doesn't affect distinguishing characteristics of the average person's iris for almost a decade.

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Florida district scanned children's eyes without permission

Parents in the Polk County (Fla.) district received a letter stating a pilot program would track bus riders using each child’s iris. Parents could opt out, but by the time they learned about the program, the company charged with gathering the information had already captured images of about 750 children’s eyes.

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