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Utilize Technology to Create Interactive and Collaborative Learning Environments

Utilize Technology to Create Interactive and Collaborative Learning Environments

Today’s learning environments are radically different than those of last year and require flexible and interactive technology for adapting campus spaces to new ways of learning.

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

Enhanced Environmental Hygiene for K–12 Schools

With so many students working together in close quarters, schools can be breeding grounds for infection. But as studies routinely show, simple interventions can substantially reduce absenteeism by providing a healthy, productive learning environment for students, teachers and staff.



How “Safeguarding” Can Address Student Well-Being and Help Prevent Harm

How “Safeguarding” Can Address Student Well-Being and Help Prevent Harm

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives overnight.

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

The Next Evolution of Campus Security

Safety and security at one West Virginia school district has officially evolved. Fayette County Schools in Fayetteville, WV, recently received and installed three weapons screenings systems from Evolv Technology during the inaugural round of the company’s GiveEvolv grant program.

How Instructional Audio Solutions are Setting Students Up for Success

Access to intelligible, clear audio has never been more important with educators and students back in classrooms across the nation.

Four Tips for Creating Safe and Equitable Learning Environments

Pandemic-related disruptions exacerbated existing disparities in student learning and well-being, which disproportionately hurt low-income students, students with special needs and school systems that are under-resourced.

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

Integrated Security Solutions Lead to Smarter, Safer Hospitals

A combative walk-in takes a swing at security staff. A distraught stranger attempts to abduct a newborn. A clueless motorist blocks the ambulance lane. Hospitals face a daily array of security issues.

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Reducing the Risk of Cyberattacks on Public-Sector Security Systems

Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020.

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Tools Can Improve Space Efficiency and Traffic Flow in Changing Environments

Road traffic in campus communities has increased significantly over the past few years as more people are driving to campus. At the same time, parking spaces have become more limited or restricted.

How Technology Can Help Address Student Health Threats

When it comes to how to best protect students, it’s common that people focus on increasing building security and safety. However, people often don’t realize the very real threat of medical emergencies occurring in schools.

Balancing Safety and Sustainability to Upgrade School Infrastructure

Balancing Safety and Sustainability to Upgrade School Infrastructure

School infrastructure has faced significant challenges over the past few years. Take the push to prioritize ventilation upgrades because of COVID-19, or the onslaught of natural disasters increasing in severity.

EF Johnson Technologies Announces New Senior Leadership

EF Johnson Technologies, which supplies communication technology to emergency responders, recently announced two new faces among its senior leadership.

Student, 12, Faces Charges After Officer Knelt on Her Neck During Incident

Local news reported in March that a school officer from the Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wis., placed his knee on a 12-year-old student’s neck to restrain her during a fight in the school cafeteria. CNN reported last week that the student is now facing disorderly conduct charges related to the incident, according to her family lawyer.

University of Kentucky Installs Salient’s CompleteView VMS

The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., recently announced a partnership with Salient Systems to deploy a new video management system, CompleteView VMS. A press release notes that the solution ties together more than 3,000 cameras into a central location to improve video monitoring and situational awareness around campus.

Officer, Student Taken to Hospital After High-School “Brawl”

A fight at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas, on Monday afternoon sent a teen suspect and an officer to the hospital, local news reports.

School Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

A suspect involved in a shooting at Erie High School in Erie, Pa., on Tuesday turned himself into the Erie Police Department on Wednesday, according to national news.

Michigan Teacher Arrested, Accused of Leaving Inappropriate Notes

A middle school teacher in Michigan has been arrested after being accused of leaving multiple handwritten, problematic notes in faculty work areas, according to local media.

Districts Increase Security in Response to TikTok Challenge

School districts around the country are ramping up security in response to a TikTok challenge that that has reportedly gone viral. The challenge encourages users to make “hoax threats” about a school shooting to occur on Friday, Dec. 17.

High-School Student Faces Charges After Shooting in Campus Gym

A student at Jones County High School in Gray, Ga., is facing charges after discharging a firearm in the school’s gym during a basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Two Minors Arrested in Shooting at Kentucky Bus Stop

News outlets report that two minors were arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in connection with a September shooting at a Kentucky bus stop that left a 16-year-old boy dead.

Three High-School Staff Members Exposed to Carfentanil

According to local news, three staff members at a Tennessee high school were exposed to the synthetic opioid carfentanil on Tuesday.

Michigan Teenager Charged in Oxford High School Shooting

The Michigan teenager accused of killing four students and injuring six others at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Mich., on Tuesday will be charged as an adult, according to national news sources. Ethan Crumbley, 15, faces two dozen charges including murder, attempted murder and terrorism.

Getting High Marks

Getting High Marks

Access control technology has been a security staple at Clemson University for over 20 years. In the late 90s, the housing department implemented access control to secure its residence halls. Over time, other academic and administrative departments followed to enhance facility security.

Normalcy is Still Just a Stone’s Throw Away

It is hard to believe another year is almost behind us. This year, K–12 and higher education institutions took the first steps back toward normalcy as they resumed in-person learning.

Managing Campus Doors

Managing Campus Doors

Looking ahead to 2022, there are many things we are happy to say goodbye to. However, as with everything in life, there is always so much to learn from every experience – good or bad.

24-Hour Access

24-hour Access

The gym industry is changing, and according to Willem-Jan, the current trend is for members to have flexibility and more time to exercise at their own convenience. This means that gyms may be open 24/7.

Pandemics, Tsunamis and Earthquakes

Pandemics, Tsunamis and Earthquakes

The pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone in higher education, especially those in charge of emergency management and public safety.

A Hybrid Approach

A Hybrid Approach

CCSD 89 employs 350 people working in six locations, including four elementary schools, one middle school, and one administrative building for Registration and Human Resources. The buildings used to have traditional analog cameras and DVRs running on coaxial cables, but the district recently made the decision to upgrade its system.

Administration Partnership

Administration Partnership

Keeping our nation’s college and university population safe and secure requires the partnership of college administrators, law enforcement and security professionals.

What COVID-19 taught educational institutions about cybersecurity

School is in Session

When lockdowns began in March of 2020, educators scrambled to adjust to the new reality.

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