School districts in Texas have begun monitoring students on campus by issuing identification badges equipped with RFID technology, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The Spring school district in Houston has distributed the RFID-enabled badges to about 13,500 of its 36,000 students since December 2008. About 30 miles south, the Santa Fe school district began using the badges this year.
School officials say the new system will improve security and increase attendance rates, which is important because school funding is tied to attendance.
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