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Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

Illinois School District Introducing Biometric Payments in Cafeterias

A school district in the suburbs of Chicago is implementing a biometric payment system for school cafeterias, reports CR80 News. The system will let students of Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 order lunch items by scanning their fingerprints. It’s a system that is reportedly being embraced by other school districts in the area…

Aadhaar to Help Sort Students in State School System

Aadhaar to Help Sort Students in State School System

Authorities in Karnataka state, India, are looking to use the country’s Aadhaar cards to ensure that parents do not enroll children in schools outside of their municipal districts. Indian children are currently entitled to free education under the country’s Right to Education (RTE) Act, but they must accept seats in the municipal wards of their primary…

Texas School District Moves Biometric Attendance Tracking to the Cloud

Texas School District Moves Biometric Attendance Tracking to the Cloud

Texas’ Galveston Independent School District has upgraded its biometric time and attendance tracking system. Provided by Kronos Incorporated, the school district’s Workforce Central system has now been moved to the cloud via Kronos Cloud. The system is used to track employee attendance via biometric time clocks, with Galveston having been a longtime customer. By moving…

India’s Panjab University to Roll Out Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s Panjab University to Roll Out Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s Panjab University will soon introduce a biometric time and attendance tracking system for campus staff, the university’s officials have announced. According to The Indian Express, the system will be based on fingerprint scanning and facial recognition. At its outset, it will only be used to track non-faculty staff, but Panjab University officials have indicated…

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Following the tragic death of a special needs student who died after being left unattended for hours on a school bus in California, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency, JPA is starting a pilot project that will see biometric technology used to automatically identify students using a special needs bus. The project will rely on…

Education Month: The Roundup

Education Month: The Roundup

August is quickly coming to a close and with it goes Education Month at FindBiometrics, a four week event in which we placed a special focus on biometrics in schools. In our featured articles section we examined the overall education sector based on recent news, delved into the controversy that can plague implementations of student…

Biometrics in US Education Sector To See Significant Growth

Biometrics in US Education Sector To See Significant Growth

Biometric technology is booming in the US education sector, according to a new report from market research firm TechNavio. Looking at a forecast period of 2014-2019, TechNavio’s researchers predict that the market sector will grow at a rate of 23.65 percent (CAGR). In a synopsis, lead analyst Raj Kumar asserts that the technology is most…

Education Month: The Primer

Education Month: The Primer

It’s August, and in North America that means it’s back to school season, which for some students includes the daily use of biometric technology. Education is a huge area of application for biometrics all around the world. From attendance tracking for both teachers and students, to access control, to meal cards, strong authentication can serve…

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

The Minister for Education in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has asserted that a biometric system is going to be deployed in all schools in the state. Details such as modalities used are not yet clear, but Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao suggested that it would take the form of a time and attendance tracking…

San Diego School District Cancels Biometric Login System

San Diego School District Cancels Biometric Login System

An initiative to have some students in San Diego schools log in to their school-issued iPads via facial recognition has been unceremoniously canceled. The Encinitas Union School District terminated the contract in late June. Initially, the idea was to have a single, easy-to-use authentication process for students using the iPads, since there had been issues…

IBIA White Paper Highlights School’s Biometric Security

IBIA White Paper Highlights School’s Biometric Security

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) has issued a new white paper on the use of biometric technology in school safety in St. Louis. The paper (included below) details how St. Mary’s high school has implemented a facial recognition system to identify individuals on or approaching the school premises. The system is used for…

iPad Facial Recognition Coming to San Diego Schools

iPad Facial Recognition Coming to San Diego Schools

A San Diego school district is launching a pilot program to have students log onto their school-issued iPads via a facial recognition system, according to a Breitbart article by Merrill Hope. The system, provided by a company called Virtual Keyring (VKR), is intended to save time, as students are continually forgetting their passwords and in…

Facial Recognition Deployed at St. Louis High School

Facial Recognition Deployed at St. Louis High School

Facial recognition cameras have been installed at several entrances of St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis for security reasons. According to an article by Christine Byers for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the biometric system is being used in an access control capacity and has the ability to notify staff if unauthorized personnel are on…

Kids to Scan Fingers For School Lunches

Kids to Scan Fingers For School Lunches

Many K – 12 students will soon be scanning their fingers to get lunch at school, as Harris School Nutrition Solutions (Harris) has contracted a biometric system to implement into its eTrition system which is in place in numerous school districts in the US. The Finger Scanning ID System will be provided by biometric school…