Is facial recognition the new trend in education tech?

A Seattle-based company is hoping its technology can make schools safer and is offering new facial recognition software to K-12 schools across the country for free. Created by a company called RealNetworks, the SAFR program integrates into schools’ existing digital security cameras as a way to recognize students, staff and visitors in real time. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from vandalism and theft prevention to gatekeeping for school entry to monitoring for potential human threats inside or outside a school. “School safety has become one of…

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McHenry County College honors 4 with Education to Empowerment awards

Four McHenry County College students were named recipients of the prestigious Education to Empowerment award, a unique scholarship and mentoring opportunity for women offered by the Friends of MCC Foundation. The scholarship’s mission is to empower women to reach their fullest potential and achieve economic independence through education, mentoring and financial support. Alexandra Barker of Oakwood Hills, Jessica Klos of Crystal Lake, Sarah Meyer of Crystal Lake and Katherine Yohe of McHenry recently received the honor. “It is such an honor and privilege to be part of these young women’s…

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