Checking Grades at the Mall
A school district in Aurora, Colo., has installed two computer kiosks in a local shopping mall so that parents can check on their child's progress and grades at school. The kiosks cost $7,500 each and are password protected. School officials said the district might place the kiosks elsewhere in Aurora if they're successful.
Source: The Denver Post
New Jersey Adopts Alert System for At-Risk Seniors, Others
New Jersey recently adopted a system that will connect law enforcement and the media so that they can disseminate information to the public when an at-risk person, such as an Alzheimer's sufferer, goes missing. The system will be used for people of all ages who have cognitive disorders. The "Silver Alerts" can be put on highway message signs and broadcast on TV stations.