Katie Malafronte's Latest Posts

Read: Cyber Attacks Overwhelm Schools, Affect Students’ Education

Cyber Attacks Overwhelm Schools, Affect Students’ Education

Schools are becoming more of a target for cyber attacks because of the sensitive data they carry, including Social Security numbers.

Read: Lockport Schools Banned from Using Facial Recognition System

Lockport Schools Banned from Using Facial Recognition System

The State Education Department is not allowing Lockport City School District to use its facial recognition due to privacy and data safety concerns.

Read: More Colleges Turn to Law Firms to Handle Campus Crime Reporting

More Colleges Turn to Law Firms to Handle Campus Crime Reporting

Law firms are stepping in to handle universities’ Clery reporting to avoid fines that can cost up to $57,000 per penalty.

Read: U of Miami Weather Stations Provide Accurate Forecasting on Campus

U of Miami Weather Stations Provide Accurate Forecasting on Campus

The university uses WeatherSTEM that continuously monitors atmospheric conditions to provide important data and weather updates.

Read: V.T. Governor Announces $1.5M for School Safety

V.T. Governor Announces $1.5M for School Safety

Through the grant program, Vermont schools can apply to receive up to $25,000 for school safety and security enhancements.

Read: Raisin City Janitor Carries Fake Gun, Wears Mask for Unannounced Active Shooter Drill

Raisin City Janitor Carries Fake Gun, Wears Mask for Unannounced Active Shooter Drill

The district’s superintendent believed the fake active shooter would make the drill more realistic and help them improve lockdowns in the future.

Read: Investigator Clears Officers of Misconduct in Freeport Hospital Arrest

Investigator Clears Officers of Misconduct in Freeport Hospital Arrest

A third-party investigator found no evidence of disorderly conduct or racial profiling from the officers who arrested a Freeport patient.

Read: Md. School District to Spend $9.7 Million on 24 New Security Vestibules

Md. School District to Spend $9.7 Million on 24 New Security Vestibules

The new vestibules will ensure visitors won’t be able to enter the building without checking in at the main office first.

Read: P.A. Governor Signs Bill Arming School Security Personnel

P.A. Governor Signs Bill Arming School Security Personnel

Gun control activists are concerned the wording of the bill indicates teachers in Pennsylvania schools are also allowed to carry firearms.

Read: Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns over Florida’s New School Database

Civil Rights Groups Raise Concerns over Florida’s New School Database

The database will keep track of student behavior and discipline, including whether a student has been a victim of bullying based on race or religion.

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