High school students can choose alternative paths, such as construction, welding or cosmetology, instead of attending a traditional four year college. Unfortunately, many students do not know about alternative routes because teachers and administrators are only informing certain high school students about these programs.
New tools use artificial intelligence to search for potential threats on students’ social media profiles and to scan school-issued laptops in search of keywords that could spell trouble. While the tools promise to protect kids, they also pose questions about how far schools can encroach on students’ privacy in the name of keeping them safe.
Parents can now pay with checks using school transaction systems and can download apps that send push notifications for new or overdue fees. While most platforms schedule payments or store receipt and balance information, some systems allow multiple people to make payments for a student instead of limiting transactions to one person. One portal provides access to private online communities to chat with other members.