Students recognized for career tech work

CENTER STAR — A senior from Waterloo and a junior from Lauderdale County High School have been recognized by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in career technology during December. Director Gary Dan Williams said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month, and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Jasper Hammond of LCHS is the Career and Technical Student of the Month. He is a member of FFA, Young Farmers…

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Education risks examined for cybersecurity

SecurityScorecard has released its latest research, The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report, examining the shift to modern data collection and storage in the education system. It highlights the new risk factors this move invites as massive amounts of personal data is being aggregated on networks and stored on premises and in the cloud, much of it accessible to multiple third parties. Data collection is a vital resource for educational institutions across the world, including student records which contain highly sensitive material such as a student’s name, address and social security number, and…

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Tech propels education for NSW high school

For one high school in NSW mobile phones have become a core part of learning, and it’s giggles that let teachers know if something’s awry. In a recent speech Education Minister Dan Tehan called for a return of common sense to classrooms, saying there’s a time and place for technology in classrooms. For Callaghan College that time and place is becoming more frequent. About 60 per cent of the Year Seven to 10 students use their mobile phones as part of the school’s “bring your own device” policy, which is…

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Greens pledge free education for Wollongong uni and TAFE students

The 30-year wait for free higher education will come to an end should the Greens’ new education plan be adopted. Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi dropped by Wollongong on Monday to sell the party’s plans to offer free undergraduate university degrees and TAFE qualifications as part of a five-point higher education plan it says will “transform” Australia. Senator Faruqi wasn’t around the last time education was free but sits next to many politicians in parliament who “did get the benefit of free education to progress their careers.” “Free education is not a…

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Demetrious Cox teaching athletes importance of education

Demetrious Cox has two jobs that keep him busy on and off the football field. Most days, the former Jeannette and Michigan State standout is a defensive back with the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. He has been traveling with the team of late. The rest of the time he works as a tour guide. Cox and his father, Dorsey, have taken on a new nonprofit business venture they are calling, “Educated Athletes First,” an informative and interactive program designed to help student-athletes and their parents prepare for a college career…

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Arizona vaccine education course for parents could be revived next school year

A vaccine education program for parents, canceled by the state of Arizona in August, could be revived. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed it is working to develop a redesigned program to address falling immunization coverage among schoolchildren in the state. The revamped immunization education program is expected to launch in the 2019-2020 academic year, the state health department said in a statement. The Maricopa County Health Department is partnering with the state to recruit schools for the pilot program, and so far feedback from schools has been positive, county health officials said. Original course lasted one school year The…

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