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Jun 1, 2012

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Technology can do a lot of things, but can it keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Wal-Mart warehouse: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). More than 6,000 students will be outfitted with RFID chips, as a pilot for a district-wide program. The district says it'll be good for emergencies, but there are inevitable issues of privacy. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?

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Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?

Technology can do a lot of things, but can it keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they’re going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Wal-Mart warehouse: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). More than 6,000 students will be outfitted with RFID chips, as a pilot for a district-wide program. The district says it’ll be good for emergencies, but there are inevitable issues of privacy. Plus: Are you ready for some “backyard” neuroscience?

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