For so many schools today, math and spelling tests serve as accountability to ensure students work hard and concentrate on learning.
Hospitals, universities and other campus-based organizations are feeling the impact of multiple, simultaneous threats. In addition to the pandemic, they’re also contending with extreme weather, civil unrest and a rise in the number of active assailants—just to name a few challenges.
It’s clear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and education provides an attractive landscape for cyber thieves.
While many in education have the desire to be early adopters of new technologies, budget constraints and path dependency (sticking with the same old technology, or none at all, because it’s too difficult to change) are often obstacles that interfere with deploying the latest advancements.
“Supply chain” is now a common household term. For educators and school administrators, ongoing supply chain disruptions continue to create challenges in their nutrition programs, course materials and equipment, and the learning environment itself.
It stands to reason that any problem with the word “bad” in its name will not be fun to deal with. However, when the solution for the said problem is a multi-tasker that solves multiple issues, that goes beyond being a good thing—maybe bordering on amazing.
Colleges love to hype the security of their campuses. During tours for prospective students and their parents, guides proudly point out surveillance cameras and “blue light” towers, and they explain the intricacies of their buildings’ access control systems.
Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, recently announced that one of its institutes has adopted a new cybersecurity platform.
A student at Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kan., opened fire at school on Friday, March 4, injuring a school administrator and a school resource officer. Local news reports that the suspect was shot, injured and taken into custody.
A student at a preparatory school in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested this week after pulling out a gun in a classroom, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
HEMCO Laboratory Planning Solutions, a manufacturer of laboratory equipment, recently announced its flammable storage cabinet for the safe storage of flammable chemicals.
Critical communication solutions provider Rave Mobile Safety announced this week that it has acquired AppArmor, an industry leader in custom-branded mobile safety apps.
A police officer and a campus safety officer were killed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 1, when a suspect opened fire on the campus of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new level of mindfulness to basic hygiene practices. We’ve all become accustomed to washing our hands more frequently, as well as carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer while we’re on the go.
Despite the best efforts of K–12 leaders, violence can occur at any time and in any school setting. An effective crisis response and communications plan can mitigate the threat of injury or death during such an occurrence.
Critical communication and collaboration platform provider Rave Mobile Safety recently announced the launch of Rave Aware, a new solution that aids data sharing among Computer Aided Dispatches (CADs).
The invention of the automobile made land travel faster and easier. The next step was to make it more organized and efficient, a task that is never completed.
Can you imagine a day without your mobile phone? Most of us have done away with traditional alarm clocks and physical calendars in favor of mobile alternatives, replaced unnecessary in-person meetings with efficient video calls and so much more.
The University of Mississippi, commonly referred to as Ole Miss, is a public research university in the town of Oxford, Miss. It is the state’s largest university by enrollment, and it is known as Mississippi’s flagship university.
The human brain doesn’t reach full maturity until around age 25. High school and college students may have bodies that resemble young adults, but there’s sometimes a disconnect between their physical appearance and behavior.
I was one of those college seniors without a clear plan of what I wanted to do next. To make matters worse, this was 2010, about a year and a half into the Great Recession.
Smart access and automated entry could become a common feature of smart-building infrastructure over the next five years. This is due to smart credentials and contactless technology enhancing how people enter buildings and grant access.
I have always subscribed to the motto, “Proper Planning Prevents Panic.” This is never more evident than during actual emergencies.
The pandemic significantly accelerated the worldwide digital transformation we see across various markets. Fortunately, this transformation has also made way for innovative products that have reduced the need for physical devices and in-person contact.
Current campus safety concerns include threats of terrorism, mass shootings, the pandemic, stalking, student mental health, assault and more.
- By Jim Lantrip, Frank Spano, JD
Whether you’re responsible for the security of an office campus, college campus or office complex, one thing is for sure: Ensuring employees, students and visitors can move through the building without unnecessary barriers or delay is a must.
Antiquated methods for tracking visitors on a school campus can create added risk for staff and students. With one million registered sex offenders in the United States, schools that rely on handwritten visitor logs are putting their students and staff at risk.
Global security company IDIS announced that it has released a guide discussing the role of video security in K–12 school security systems. The eBook, titled “Optimal Use of Video Systems for K–12 School Security,” is intended to help reduce risks in the education vertical and create safe learning environments.
Cybersecurity solutions provider IronNet, Inc. recently announced a partnership with a Texas school district to help combat an increasing number of cyber attacks against the district’s networks.
Several North Texas school districts are cancelling school to extend the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, citing staff shortages and a surge in COVID-19 cases.