ID cards similar to those used on college campuses are making their way into the K-12 environment. The latest pilot, at a Florida elementary school on the state’s west coast, involves a badge students wear that can be swiped to pay for lunches or to check out books. As this story points out, the ID badges can also help substitute teachers familiarize themselves easily with students’ names.
However, looming budget cuts statewide could force postponement of this project, originally intended to be fully implemented next year. Read more here.