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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

Columbia Public Schools (Mo.) Hires First School Bus Safety Coordinator

Tina DeClue is standing behind a school bus at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School on a recent Friday morning when she hears a little voice call to her.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

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.

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Court Considers Requiring Giving Ky. Students Miranda Rights

The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned.

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W.Va. Schools Most Prepared for Disaster, Study Finds

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

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Replacing Lunch Money with Hand Scanners

Omaha School District Rejects Soldier Tribute

The Millard Public Schools district in Omaha has refused to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers at its schools, citing security and logistical concerns.

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No Usual Incidents at Md. Schools Targeted by Bomb Threat

Police presence was in evidence at five Harford County high schools Wednesday morning; however, no unusual incidents were reported in the wake of an earlier threats that a bomb had been planted in one of the schools.

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Enabling Districtwide Digital Citizenship Programs

Digital citizenship programs, focusing on safe and appropriate use of technology by students, have never been more important. In this web seminar, Mike Ribble, a consultant and author of Digital Citizenship in Schools, discussed the nine elements of digital citizenship; and Greg French, CIO of Woodford (Ky.) Schools, outlined the district's implementation. They were joined by Enterasys Director of Education Jonathan Kidwell and Director of Vertical Solutions Robert Nilsson.

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